[act-ma] 6/25 Mass Hope 2010 Press Conference Today 1 PM/Celebration Today 2 PM!! (Fri)

Lily Huang lily.yimche.huang at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 05:23:53 PDT 2010

 *The House and Senate have voted and signed the MA Budget for the upcoming
year and we believe that we have a victory-- we have achieved our goal of
removing the hateful anti-immigrant and anti-American amendments from our
state budget!!!*

*We will be holding a Press Conference today at 1PM in front of the State
House! Please come to support us and hear our collective statement on the
final results of the budget. We will also announce if we are ending our 19
day vigil at that moment!!*
* *
*We will be holding a Celebration today at 2PM in front of the State House!
Please come to celebrate with us and join together as we evaluate our
victory and plan for the future.*

We came together in a time of  urgency, planned, mobilized, organized and
maintained a 24/7 ongoing vigil. We shared friends and resources together on
the front steps of the State House. We formed a coalition/campaign of
community centers, social justice organizations, unions, faith-based
organizations, changed minds in the streets and changed public space.
Because there is no plaza in Boston, we created one in front of the State
House where people who read about us in the newspaper joined us, where
friends from other organizations joined us and where strangers in the
streets who were so moved by us decided to spend the night at the vigil. We
stayed strong under the sun and rain, we grew bigger and we planned and
fought together better everyday.

*Mass Hope 2010*
*American Friends Service Committee, ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End
Racism) Coalition, Arlington Church, API Movement, Asian American Resource
Workshop, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Boston Coalition for
Palestinian Rights, Boston Interpreters Collective, Boston May Day
Committee, Brazilian Immigrant Center, Cambridge Community Services,
Cambridge-Somerville for Change (CSfC), Centro Presente, Chelsea
Collaborative, Chinese Progressive Association, Community Economic
Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cooperative Metropolitan
Ministries, Deported Diaspora, El Movimiento Estudiantes Latin at s, Harvard
Student Labor Action Network (SLAM), Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative,
International Action Center, International Socialist Organization, Irish
Immigrant Center, Jobs with Justice, Massachusetts Council of Churches,
Massachusetts Metropolitan Interfaith Congregations Acting for Hope (MICAH),
Matahari : Eye of the Day, MIRA Coalition, MIRA Coalition, New Sanctuary
Movement, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Public Higher Education
Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM), Quakers Concerned with Immigration
Justice, Resist the Raids, SEIU 615, Socialist Workers Party, Sociedad
Latina, Student Immigrant Movement, United for Fair Economy, Veterans for
Peace, Voices of Liberation*
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