Use your voice! Will your legislator support local immigrants?
THIS BILL DID NOT GET VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE. WHY NOT? WE ARE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW.
MEANTIME, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU ARE VOTING FOR STATE LEGISLATORS. ASK THEM TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THIS BILL NEXT YEAR. LEARN THEIR POSITION ON THIS BILL AND OTHER BILLS THAT IMPACT WOMEN. (stay tuned)
PLEASE – SEND A MESSAGE, MAKE A CALL, CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR AND MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE
The Safe Communities Act is stuck in committee and will die there, without ever making it to the floor for a legislative vote if the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security doesn’t act by FEBRUARY 7. This would mean the people we elect to serve us in the state legislature would not have the opportunity to REPRESENT us.
Furthermore, Cape Cod has now become more anti-immigrant, as our own sheriff has now agreed to take money from the federal government to make his deputies extensions of ICE.
We must speak up and speak out! Is this who we are?
We’ve been asking you to contact members of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to urge them to vote this bill out of committee; on Wednesday 1/31 we asked you to join groups around the commonwealth urging us to call our own legislators for a call-in day.
We don’t want this effort to end after one day.
We elect legislators to represent us. Some legislators believe they should only work for the people who voted for them. We will keep track of those legislators for the coming election. Some legislators refuse to answer constituents when they ask for their position, fearing political blow-back. That’s why we ask you to share any responses you get from your legislators and/or the committee members you contact.
If enough legislators respond to our calls and contact the committee to insist they be given the opportunity to vote on this bill, the chances are better it will be voted out of committee.
- Contact information for Cape and Islands legislators
- If you are not from the Cape Cod Area find your legislator here.
This is the suggested script:
“HI; I am calling from ________ to ask REP.___/SEN.___ to write to the Chairs of the Public Safety/Homeland Security committee to urge that the Safe Communities Act be favorably reported out before the Feb. 7 deadline.
The power and political influence of our local sheriffs here in MA is frightening. We must insist that humanity be the priority, not politics – not just here in our area, but across Massachusetts.
If you are uncomfortable making call, our contact information also has email addresses for our legislators. Read this article for a pep-talk!
This post gives you all of the background and facts about the Safe Community Act and information about emailing the committee that has yet to vote it out and onto the floor of the legislature.
This is a downloadable fact-sheet you can share.
And, as always – let us know what your legislator says either by email: CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com or by leaving a comment on this post.
WHO ARE WE HERE IN MA? ARE WE AS ANTI-IMMIGRANT AS OUR CURRENT WHITE HOUSE?
Let’s tell our legislators that we believe in the American Dream.
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