BIC Campaign News

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Brockton Enterprise Article  //  July 14, 2016

Brockton Trust Act supporters say it will open line of communication between police, undocumented immigrants

Many members of the Brockton City Council have been supportive of the proposal as a way to foster trust between the immigrant community and law enforcement, but some residents have expressed concern that it would make Brockton into a so-called sanctuary city, where all undocumented immigrants can come and flout federal law enforcement.

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Brockton Enterprise Article  //  January 4, 2016

Minimum wage increase impacts thousands in Brockton

The wage increase was something the Brockton Interfaith Community fought for. The organization collected more than 17,000 signatures throughout the region to help get the minimum wage hike on the ballot in 2014. The organization’s lead organizer, Isabel Lopez, said the increase will help many local families, but that more needs to be done. Read more >>


Brockton Enterprise Article  //  November 17, 2015

Brockton Interfaith’s new leader goes from undocumented immigrant to advocate for city

The path Isabel Lopez has taken in her life – leading a career advocating on social justice issues, after first working for just $110 a week when she came to the U.S. – has formed the mindset that she brings to her current position as lead organizer for the Brockton Interfaith Community. Read more >>


Brockton Enterprise Article  //  December 11, 2015

Anti-casino Brockton groups speak up for Mashpee tribe

Pastor Richard Reid, of the North Baptist Church, said on Friday that it is not a contradictory stance in support of the casino project in Taunton. But, Reid said, because of the tribe’s history and because of the state compact currently in place with the tribe, the Mashpee Wampanoags are entitled to build a casino on the land in Taunton. Read more >>


Brockton Enterprise Article  //  November 2, 2015

Brockton Interfaith Community collecting signatures during election for fair share tax petition

The Brockton Interfaith Community aims to collect 3,000 signatures by the end of Tuesday’s citywide election to support a state ballot initiative to increase taxes on those earning more than $1 million per year. Read more >>