Make Massachusetts a Sanctuary: Pass the SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT this session.

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To Massachusetts Legislators:

Massachusetts passage of the SAFE COMMUNITIES ACT is of the greatest moral imperative. We must assert our principles of equality and justice for all, and our deeply held value of being a SAFE haven for immigrants, including refugees from oppression.

That we have not passed such legislation prior to this moment is a failure of our collective morality. We must correct this now. We must gird ourselves against the coming economic, social, climate, and structural aggressions of President Trump’s immoral agenda.

Please support a bold 2017-18 Progressive Agenda, including the Safe Communities Act, by co-sponsoring and vigorously fighting for these bills and their objectives. (further info on these bills at

HD.3052/SD.1596: An Act to protect the civil rights and safety of all Massachusetts residents (“Safe Communities Act”) (Matias-Eldridge)

SD.1389: An Act to reduce the criminalization of poverty (Brownsberger)

HD.2719/SD.984: An Act to improve the Commonwealth’s economy with a strong minimum wage and a strong tipped minimum wage (Donahue-Donnelly)

Citizen’s Petition: An Initiative Petition for an Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth to Provide Resources for Education and Transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of One Million Dollars (Fair Share Amendment)


 ❏ HD.2573/SD.1768: An Act establishing a paid family and medical leave insurance program (Gordon-Spilka)

SD.1609: An Act promoting housing and sustainable development (Chandler)

HD.3249/SD.698: An Act establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts (Garlick-Eldridge)

SD.1905: An Act modernizing the Foundation Budget for the 21st century (Chang-Diaz)

HD.771/SD.945: An Act making public higher education in Massachusetts free for residents of the state (Gentile) / An Act promoting access to debt-free public higher education (Eldridge)


HD.2714/SD.1128: An Act for justice reinvestment (Keefe - Chang-Diaz)

HD.1794/SD.500: An Act to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses (Carvalho-Creem)

HD.450/SD.939: An Act relative to advancing contraceptive coverage and economic security in our state (ACCESS) (Haddad/Scibak-Chandler)

HD.2500/SD.1791: An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud (Kocot-Creem)

SD.2049 An Act creating 21st century Massachusetts clean energy jobs (Pacheco)


HD.2157/SD.1632: An Act relative to solar power and the green economy (Mark-Eldridge)

HD.3204/SD.1727: An Act clarifying authorities and responsibilities of the Department of Public Utilities (Kulik-Eldridge)

HD.1504/SD.1021: An Act to promote green infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs (Benson) /
An Act combating climate change (Barrett) 

Who's signing

William DeBear
Lisa Bond
George Rappolt
Stephen McKnight
David Knuttunen
Jenifer Gelineau
Karen Richardson
Marcia Finnegan
Rosalind Greenstein
Alicia Garza
Steph Strand
Bear Fisher
Heidi Lewis
Robin Bergman
Elizabeth McGuire
David Sloane
Melissa Strelke
Cody Pajic
Jay Wolfe
Alison Davis
Ariel Frey-Vogel
Laurie Buchanan
Joseph Spencer
Sarah Krohn
Karen Hansmann
Leslie Kennedy
Maureen Perkins
Daniel Witsil
Nina Katz
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Please pass this legislation. Thank you
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The fact that Eldridge’s name is all over this list should inspire all the rest of you to keep up. No I don’t live in his district (anymore).
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Many of these issues are in the current Dem platform. In a state as blue as MA, the Dem platform should be a playbook, not a wishlist. Where’s the progress?
signed 2017-01-29 21:54:24 -0500
Sara Krohn
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MA should be leading the country on this issue.
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Maureen Perkins
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Under the current circumstances, it’s essential for our state to move forward and develop model legislation and model programs that they nation can follow when it comes to its senses, and that will keep Massachusetts residents safe, secure, and free in the interim.
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