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.
The Safe Communities Act is stuck in committee. It will never be brought to the legislative floor for a legislative vote, if it is not voted out of committee. Our own Sheriff here on Cape Cod has now agreed to take money from the federal government to make his deputies extensions of ICE
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…
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.
The opportunities to learn and lead, to get involved, are starting up again this fall. Our sister organization, Indivisible Outer Cape is holding an ACLU Forum, a chance to learn about how you can help defend our democracy and use your voice to advance Massachusetts legislation.
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…
Interested in attending this hearing? The Joint Committee on Public Safety will hold a hearing on our top legislative priority this year, the Safe Communities Act, this Friday, June 9, from 10 am to 3 pm (or as late as it takes) in Rooms A-1 and A-2.
Now this bill is heading to a hearing in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on June 9th, and we need letters sent to the committee members, as written testimony.
Calendar of local events for activists on Cape Cod
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…