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The Senate Can Strengthen Criminal Justice Reforms

ARCHIVE ACTION. Review our analysis on the Senate's bill and amendments, here.

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URGENT ACTION: Contact Your Senator to strengthen S2185, the Criminal Justice Reform bill: 

SUPPORT: Amendments 1, 8, 76, 100, 152, 114, 124, 129, 149, 134, 135

OPPOSE: Amendments 18, 24, 28, 87, 80, 5, 25,  60, 121, 29, 37, 40, 42

Find your state senator hereAdapt our e-mail template here. Record your outreach here.  

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It's Not Just Trump: ICE, Deportation, Xenophobia in MA

Click thru for a review of the historic SJC Lunn decision, Gov. Baker's proposal to overturn it, Safe Communities Act and the foot dragging of Massachusetts Democrats. 

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Do MA Dems Stand for Women’s Rights in the Workplace Or Not?

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The 190th legislative session has been off to a slow start on Beacon Hill. Beyond the pay raise, and the budget process, the Legislature has not been doing much in the way of, well, legislating.

One small bit of progress was the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which passed the House unanimously last month. The bill requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodation” for pregnant women and nursing mothers (such as more frequent breaks, less strenuous duties, and the ability to sit down on the job) provided that they don’t cause “significant difficulty or expense.”

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