[act-ma] 6/20 State House action to protect immigrant families in Mass

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Jun 19 13:39:53 PDT 2018

State House action to protect immigrant families in Mass.

  Wed 20th 12:30 PM - 2 PM

Toddlers are being torn from their mothers' arms. Children are being put 
in cages and warehoused at an old Walmart. Asylum-seekers escaping 
domestic abuse and gang violence are being turned away. And right in our 
communities, families are being torn apart every day by overzealous 
immigration enforcement. It's morally abhorrent.

So what is Massachusetts doing to protect immigrant families? The state 
Senate passed a budget amendment with 4 basic protections, to stop 
police from helping round up immigrants and protect civil rights and due 
process. But the House is doing NOTHING, and Governor Baker has 
threatened to veto the Senate measure.

We're NOT going to let them get away with this. Meet us on the State 
House steps at 12:30, and we'll go into the State House together. Bring 
SMALL signs (8.5x11 or something you can roll up, so you can get through 
security), but most important, your voice. If the House won't listen, 
we're going to make ourselves heard!

Hosted by Pioneer Valley Workers Center 
<https://www.facebook.com/PVWorkersCenter/> and 6 others 

also note

  Sanctuary in the Streets General Assembly (Northampton)


· Hosted by Pioneer Valley Workers Center 

What is Sanctuary in the Streets?
Sanctuary in the Streets is a rapid response network of 2,000 people and 
40 congregations mobilizing against raids and deportations, workplace 
abuse, and hate crimes. We have a 24 hour response hotline and have 
trained 800 people to rapidly mobilize as a detention is taking place. 
Thus far, we have accompanied over 40 individuals/families facing 
immigration detention and/or deportation, and have worked with dozens of 
workers to win justice in cases of wage theft, retaliation, and sexual 

What happens at the general assemblies?
At our general assemblies, all our committees meet: fundraising, 
education and media, logistics and technology, events and training, and 
our newly formed mutual aid committee. If you're new, you'll attend an 
orientation to learn about the network and the current projects of each 
committee. You'll then be ready to join a committee or plug into 
existing projects!

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