Category Archives: IMMIGRATION

Update- this did NOT PASS. Our state is now supporting sheriffs who Call to Action, Time-sensitive! PROTECT IMMIGRANTS IN MA: Quick and easy action you can take to protect immigrants in MA

The message: Family separations aren’t just a crisis at the border. Here in Massachusetts, kids are losing their parents to ICE all the time – and far too often, it’s contact with police that leads to their detention. So what is the House going to do about this?

Advertisements
Read more

Call to Action! Immigration, time-sensitive quick and easy action you can take to protect immigrants in MA

see more recent, updated Call to Action, here: Call to Action, Time-sensitive! PROTECT IMMIGRANTS IN MA: Quick and easy action you can take to protect immigrants in MA From the MA Safe Communities Coalition: Time is of the essence, the budget has to voted by the end of this month. The budget is in conference now, we need to contact

Read more

Protest the Trump Administration’s Vicious Treatment of Migrant Families

Lower Cape Indivisible, Indivisible Outer Cape Cape Cod Women for Change, Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities Alliance for Immigration Justice Nauset Interfaith Association and Nauset Human Rights Academy are joining to Protest the Trump Administration’s Vicious Treatment of Migrant Families SATURDAY, JUNE 9 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM* Orleans/Eastham Rotary, Rt. 6 See Google map location here. Join a

Read more

Use your voice! Will your legislator support local immigrants?

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.

Read more

Two events to help keep you involved this weekend!

AFTER THE MARCH. Now what? Get involved. Two events this Sunday will include chances to take action, do some networking, and have some fun.  Both events will include opportunities to fill out postcards that will be sent to legislators. We are approaching the deadline to get two bills we support – An Act to End Child Marriage in MA and

Read more

Call to Action: Immigration in MA, tell legislators and the governor to support ‘The Safe Communities Act’

Contact the chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, the bill is sitting in this committee and will get nowhere if they don’t vote it out of committee and move it to the floor for a vote- DEADLINE Feb 7.
Among other things this bill, filed in both the MA house and the senate, operates within federal laws, despite what critics and opponents will say. Let’s be clear, this would not defy federal laws and subject us to the loss of federal funds. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Read more

Call to Action: Call for Safe Communities on Monday!

This call comes from Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) Please share with your networks – we want an overwhelming show of support: Hundreds of people were at the State House Friday to show their support for the Safe Communities Act, which has a hearing from 10 am to 3 pm before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and

Read more

Call to Action: Make your voice heard, contact state legislators, support safe communities!

Cape Cod Women for Change supports and endorses the Safe Communities Act! Please contact your state reps and senators, and the governor – all info is at the bottom of this post. From the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA): Make your voice heard and support safe communities! From the Boston Tea Party to the anti-slavery and marriage equality

Read more

Call to Action: Support the Safe Communities Act in Brewster, Dennis and Eastham

Correction: Dennis Town Meeting is the 2nd On April 26, the third night of Wellfleet’s town meeting, the Safe Communities Act Article was passed. It is a victory for immigrants on Cape Cod and for the members of the Cape Cod Coalition for Safe Communities whose members are working on issues that effect local immigrants. Thank you Wellfleet! Cape Cod Women

Read more

April 2017 Important Local Events and Opportunities to Learn and Lead

April 3-6: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Events See flyer with details Tuesday, April 4 at 9:30am: We meet with Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School Students. Wednesday, April 5 at 1:00pm: We welcome the senior community, at the Sandwich Council on Aging, 270 Quaker Meeting House Rd., East Sandwich. (PUBLIC INVITED). Thursday, April. 6 at 10:00am: We meet with Nauset Regional

Read more

April 5th is Immigration Day on Beacon Hill – buses available

Cape & Islands Stronger Together and the Barnstable Democratic Town Committee have put together a bus for Immigration Advocacy Day on at the State House. Seats are just $15. MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) has organized opportunities to hear speakers and to advocate for the Safe Communities Act (see our post about this bill here.   Details are

Read more

Call to Action: Immigration in MA, tell your legislator and the governor to support ‘The Safe Communities Act’

Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to several bills that impact women and families in MA. We encourage you to contact your state senator and state rep. For those of you on Cape Cod, sponsorship (those who have signed on to commit to support these bills) is pretty much along party lines. We have work to do. 

Read more

CALL TO ACTION – State: Immigration Advocacy and an Opportunity to Advocate on Beacon Hill

This is an opportunity to join others from around the state to learn, lobby and become leaders on this issue. We’ve had several people respond to our newsletter and survey who are interested in working on this issue at the state, local and national level and will be organizing a working group. (Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed

Read more

Call to Action: Tell Governor Baker to protect MA immigrants from discriminatory federal policy

Let’s support the ACLU of MA, the Alliance for Business Leadership, along with 22 other Massachusetts tech and business leaders; tell Governor Baker to end the practice that enables state agencies to act as an arm of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Read the letter. Tell Governor Baker that you don’t want our state-funded Sheriffs or Corrections Department to support

Read more

ACTION ALERT: Contact state legislators – support the MA Trust Act, protect immigrants!

This bill is in danger of dying in committee – please see the latest post about this and what you can do to move it out of committee and onto the floor for a vote. (Thanks to the Action Together Massachusetts Facebook Page for this alert!) This is how we will get things done. We must be vigilant and stand

Read more