[act-ma] 6/21 Poetry Slam at the Mass Hope 2011 Vigil at 4:30pm (Tuesday)

Lily Huang lily.yimche.huang at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 07:57:47 PDT 2011


Come join us for a youth poetry slam @ Mass Hope 2011 Vigil at the steps of
the State House on Tuesday 6/21 at 4:30pm!

 Last week, people concerned about immigrant rights won a big victory when
Governor Patrick said No to Secure Communities, a program which has unfairly
deported large numbers of immigrants. But hostile Senators have attached
anti-immigrant, anti-worker, and anti-family amendments to the Senate
version of the state budget. The budget is now in conference and we must let
the chairs of that committee know that these outrageous amendments are
unacceptable.
 The amendments would:


   - Mandate that the Attorney General continue to receive *complaints about
   employment of undocumented workers *and refer to ICE.
   - Establish an anonymous hotline to report undocumented workers to the
   Attorney General's Office
   - Require beneficiaries of all state medical benefits, including
   emergency Medicaid, to prove lawful residency
   - Increase penalties for driving without a license
   - Require proof of legal residency for all family members residing in
   public housing


We won't stand for this! Immigrants are a vital part of our state's economy
and society. Rather than criminalizing immigrants and creating barriers to
access, we need the state to create jobs and increase resources for all its
residents. *We are starting our 24/7 vigil on the steps of the statehouse
this MONDAY JUNE 20th at 8AM until these amendments are removed from the
budget. *
www.masshope2011.wordpress.com
www.simforus.com
Please contact: Lily Huang lily.yimche.huang at gmail.com


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Lily Huang
lily.yimche.huang at gmail.com

"Because to struggle / is to work for Change / and Change is the focus of
Education / and Education is the Basis of Knowledge / and Knowledge is the
Basis for Growth / and Growth is the Basis for / Being Positive and Being
Positive / is the Basis for Building Solidarity / Building Solidarity is a
way to shape / Reality and Shaping Reality is Living / and Living is Loving
/ So Struggle." - Mel King
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