Tag Archives: Safe Communities Act

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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