Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Say No to S-Comm in Massachusetts

From Centro Presente:

Say NO! to S-Comm in Massachusetts!    

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For the reunification of immigrant families!

Not more criminalization of immigrant families!

Come and educate your elected officials about the positive contributions that new immigrants give to Massachusetts and the negative impact of the implementation of programs such as 'Secure Communities'.

As part of our Just Communities/Comunidades

Justas Campaign

Centro Presente invites you to a Lobby Day

When: Wednesday June 1st at 11:00 a.m

Where: Massachusetts, State House

What Should I Do to Prepare for Lobby Day?

Please make appointments with your legislators for that day; it can be anytime during the day.  You can find out who your Legislators are at the following web site: http://www.malegislature.gov/people/findmylegislator

What Will Happen at Lobby Day?

We will gather at the Nurses Hall at 11:00 a.m. for a short program where we will hear from legislative supporters and immigrant families that are going to testify about how they are being affected by the current "Enforcement Only" response to immigration in this country. Throughout the day supporters will meet with their legislators.

Also at this location you will check-in and pick up lobby day packets (and "how to lobby" tips as needed).

We are excited to have you all in the State House talking to your legislators

Supporters: ACLU of Massachusetts, AFSC Project VOICE, Agencia ALPHA, Boston New Sanctuary Movement, Brazilian Immigrant Center, Cambridge United for Justice with Peace, Centro Presente, Chelsea Collaborative, La Comunidad Inc., Dominican Development Center, Immigrant Workers Center Collaborative (IWCC), Jobs With Justice - MA, Justice at Work, The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), Matahari - Eye of the Day, Metrowest Worker Center, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE), The Network/La Red and Student Immigrant Movement.

If your organization wants to support this action PLEASE send an email to pmontes@cpresente.org and say We want to support this ACTION! and please provide the complete name of your organization!

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