Faith & community leaders fighting for racial and economic justice in Massachusetts

ICE Pro Lieutenant Dave Brown spoke with ECCO member Karen Brown at a meeting between Lynn police and residents held at Zion Baptist Church. Photo Credit: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe Jobs Not Jails Campaign to End Mass Incarceration

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of grassroots leaders fighting for racial and economic justice in Massachusetts.

What We're Up To:


We develop leaders in our communities and congregations, and then we amplify local faith voices to build statewide power.

Massachusetts is one of the wealthiest states in the US. But there’s also an often-invisible side to the state: huge racial and economic disparities, an incarceration rate that has tripled since the 1980s, high costs of living that increase while wages stagnate.

Our faith and values call us to fight for a Massachusetts where every person can live a life of dignity, and we believe that those closest to the issues are the best suited to lead our campaigns. Our leaders are organizing to make that a reality, rooted in their faith traditions and community relationships.

Learn More About MCAN
96,000Signatures Collected

We collected the more signatures than any other organization in the state during the campaign to raise the minimum wage.

147,000Voters Engaged

We contacted 147,000 voters over 2 months for the earned sick time ballot initiative - the biggest 501c3 grassroots voter engagement campaign in Massachusetts.


We work with over 100 congregations in Essex County, Brockton, Fall River / New Bedford, Worcester, & Springfield.


MCAN is a network of organizations with affiliates in the North Shore (ECCO),
Brockton (BIC), Fall River/New Bedford (UIA), Pioneer Valley (PVP),
Worcester (WI), and Boston (MCAN & YJC).
MCAN statewide affiliate map ECCO leaders gather to decide racial justice issues BIC leaders doing voter engagement Pioneer Valley Project leaders Youth Jobs Coalition State House Rally