[act-ma] 6/10 Cultural Potluck @ MA State House, 5:30-8PM — Day 5/Night 5 of Mass Hope continuous vigil (Friday)

Lily Huang lily.yimche.huang at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 06:04:19 PDT 2010

6/10 Cultural Potluck @ MA State House, 5:30-8PM — Day 5/Night 5 of Mass
Hope continuous vigil (Friday)

Please join us for a community potluck in solidarity with the Mass Hope
Vigil 2010! Share friends and food and Eat together! Or simply visit
the 5thday and night of the vigil and donate food, water and supplies!

Mass Hope 2010 is a continuous 24 hour, 7 days a week vigil in front of the
Massachusetts State House to protest Senate Amendment 172.1, to raise
awareness of this amendment to the general public and to hope that the
Senate, the Congress and Governor Patrick retract and veto SA 172.1.

SA 172.1 include:

   - Creating an anonymous telephone ‘hotline’ where callers can report
   people that they suspect are using false documents or hiring undocumented
   workers. (This would create fear and break apart families and communities
   and will be costly for MA as the gov’t will need to staff the hotline and
   investigate every report.)
   - Blocking limited and basic health care for undocumented people. (This
   would create barriers to health care for all and put us all at risk for
   higher emergency costs and communal diseases.)
   - Requiring stricter requirements for housing, social security and health
   benefits, for documented or undocumented people. (This requirement would
   make receiving benefits for all, especially poor and lower income
people,more difficult. This is redundant because people without
documents can not
   receive social security, welfare, food stamps and federal housing
   - And many more anti-immigrant, costly and hateful amendments!

Also, We need you! Can you participate in the vigil? Can your organization
sponsor the Mass Hope 2010 campaign? Can you organize a teach-in, workshop,
art night, etc. at the vigil?

For more information, please visit us at the State House, anytime, day or
night! Visit www.masshope2010.com or call Lily Huang from the Student
Immigrant Movement, 857-204-5550.

Lily Huang
lily.yimche.huang at gmail.com
(857) 204-5550
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