Please join us at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s community meeting regarding the department’s partnership with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Wednesday February 13, at 3pm, 239 Main St. in Buzzards Bay (map). The information and propaganda surrounding the Barnstable County Sheriff’s signing onto the to the federal program, 287g – essentially becoming an arm of ICE – has beenRead more
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UPDATE, it’s WORKING- almost there! CALL TO ACTION: Help protect immigrants in MA – the vote is Tuesday May 22
Please take quick action and share! You can call any time of day or any day of the week and leave a message, or send an email at any time. Time is running out. Please make a call or send an email.Read more
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
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 ICERead 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.
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 andRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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 WomenRead more
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 areRead 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