URGENT: Pass Protections for Immigrants Now

NOTE: Saturday Action Cancelled

Dear Friends,

We are in the home stretch of our attempts to secure protections for immigrant families in Massachusetts - the formal legislative session ends July 31. We need all hands on deck to ask our legislators to ACT NOW and pass protective legislation before Tuesday.

Earlier this week, Bishop Alan Gates, Bishop Bud Cederholm, and Dean Amy McCreath joined faith-rooted and grassroots leaders to lament that legislators have still not acted in favor of immigrant families - watch a video of  Bishop Gates speaking at the rally here.

There is still time for House and Senate members to make it right! They will be working through the weekend and need to hear from us, their constituents. Here are two ways you can act with us:

Saturday, July 28 - Rally and Visit Your Legislator - DUE TO FORMAL HOUSE SESSION CANCELLATION, WE WILL NOT BE HOLDING THIS EVENT

Monday, July 30 - Statewide Advocacy Day

Call and email your legislators and ask for the immediate passing of statewide immigrant protections before July 31.

  • Call and email both your Representative and Senator (find names and contact information here). Make sure to identify yourself as a constituent - see details below for how to make a strong ask.
  • Call Speaker DeLeo's office at 617-722-2500 and ask him to bring the legislation to the floor.

The message: Immigrant families in Massachusetts are suffering. Hyper-aggressive enforcement is tearing families apart every day, and thousands more live in fear that a traffic stop or 911 call could destroy their world. This is a crisis, and we can't wait another year to address it.

Please find a way to pass the four protections that the Senate had included in the budget. As your constituent, I expect you to fight for what's right. Urge leadership to bring these protections to a vote, one way or another, before July 31. Thank you!

You can also use our partner MIRA's Phone2Action page, which allows you to call or email your legislators with one click. For more information and support, contact ECM's Lead Organizer, Dax Crocker, at 617-590-8606 or dax@episcopalcitymission.org.

In Solidarity,

Natalie Finstad - Director of Programs and Engagement
Dax Crocker - Lead Organizer