[act-ma] [UJP] Report Out the MA Trust Act

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======== REPORT OUT THE MA TRUST ACT =========================================

         PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL THE COMMITTEE CHAIRS --------------------------

During the week before Valentines Day, the Massachusetts Trust Act Coalition  
announces a week of action calling Chairmen James Timilty and Harold Naughton  
of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee to pass the Trust Act  
out of their committee. The Coalition will formally deliver a letter from 33  
Massachusetts law professors, explaining the legal rationale for the Act.

*The MA Trust Act is currently in committee and must be reported out before  
the middle of March or else it will die for this legislative session.  The  
Trust Act will rebuild the trust lost between immigrant communities and the  
police by making it clear that the police are not required to hold people who  
have been arrested for ICE detention.*

“In this season of love, too many Massachusetts residents are suffering  
broken hearts because their families have been torn apart by the Department  
of Homeland Security’s unjust and broken Secure Communities policy. This  
week we are making sure not one more family feels that pain of separation by  
calling the chairs of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee as  
well as the Judiciary Committee to pass the Massachusetts Trust Act out of  
their committees.” – Jesse Jaeger, Executive Director of UU Mass Action 

*Week of Action:*

*All Week (2/10 to 2/15)* – Residents of Massachusetts will be calling  
[1] and emailing [2] Representative Naughton and Senator Timilty asking  
them to take action.

*Tuesday (2/11) at 6:30pm* – Screening of “The Vigil” at First Church  
of Northampton (129 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060).Click here for  
details and tickets. [3]

*Wednesday (2/12) at 10:30am* – Press Conference: Harvard Legal Opinion on  
ICE Detainers from 33 Massachusetts Law Professors. Unitarian Universalist  
Headquarters, 25 Beacon St (right next to state house). Click here for more  
details [4].

*Thursday (2/13) at 6:30pm* – Screening of “The State of Arizona” at  
Centro Presente (17 Inner Belt Rd, Somerville, MA 02143).Click here for  
details [5]

*Friday (2/14) all day* – “Our Hearts are Broken” social media action.  
Residents across Massachusetts will change their social media profile picture  
to a broken heart to be in solidarity families broken apart by ICE. Click  
here for image [6].

*Saturday (2/15) at 5pm* – Boston New Sanctuary Movement Detention Center  
Candlelight Vigil. Two Locations: the Suffolk County Detention Center (20  
Bradston St, Boston, Ma - Click here for details [7]) & the Plymouth County  
Detention Center (Parking lot of Joann's Fabric, Shops at Five Way,  

United for Justice with Peace [8] is a coalition of peace and justice  
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The  
UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social  
and economic justice.

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[1] http://www.uumassaction.org/uuma/trustactpublicsafetycomcall/
[2] http://www.uumassaction.org/uuma/trustactpublicsafetycomemail/
[3] https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-vigil-in-northampton-film-faith-and-action-on-immigration-reform-tickets-10375043033
[4] https://www.facebook.com/events/645039752224045/?previousaction=join&source=1
[5] https://www.facebook.com/events/1380832585516570/?previousaction=join&source=1
[6] http://matrustact.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/broken-heart-v2.jpg
[7] https://www.facebook.com/events/197848897080070/?previousaction=join&source=1
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