See below for resources on economic justice, criminal justice reform, and immigration policy.

 

Economic Justice Resources

 

Fight for $15 and Paid Family Leave

ECCO is working with Raise Up MA to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour and pass Paid Family Leave, so that all MA workers have the option to take time off when they or a family member needs care.  In order to pass this legislation, we are working to gather enough signatures to get these measures on the 2018 ballot.  See below for more information on our campaign and how you can get involved!

 

 

Other Economic Justice Resources

  • RaiseUp MA – The Coalition with whom we worked to pass minimum wage and earned sick time, with whom we are now working to raise the minimum wage again and pass Paid Family Leave.  Has lots of good resources.

Info on the Fair Share Amendment, the Millionaires tax we are working to pass on the 2018 ballot.

 

Criminal Justice Reform Resources

 

Criminal Justice Reform in MA

Background on Mass Incarceration

  • The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, the pivotal book that galvanized the fight against mass incarceration.  To ingest Alexander’s ideas in shorter form, click here for a Jewish discussion guide that includes multiple excerpts from the book, click here for Alexander’s Ted Talk, and click here for an interview with her on PBS.
  • 13th, a powerful documentary by award-winning director Ava DuVernay.  Available on Netflix.

 

Immigration Policy Resources

 

Recommended Books / Reports

 

Chomsky, Aviva. 2014. How Immigration Became Illegal. Boston: Beacon Press.

 

Chomsky, Aviva. 2007. They Take Our Jobs and 20 Other Myths about Immigration. Boston: Beacon Press.

 

Fernandes, Deepa. 2007. Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration. New York: Seven Stories Press.

 

Golash-Boza, Tanya Maria, 2015. Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism. New York University Press.

 

Gonzales, Roberto. 2015. Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. University of California Press.

 

Kanstroom, Daniel. 2007. Deportation Nation. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

 

Macías-Rojas, Patrisia. 2016. From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America. New York University Press.

 

A New Path Toward Humane Immigration Policy. American Friends Service Committee, 2013. www.afsc.org/resource/new-path

 

Immigrant Rights & Organizing

 

Cosecha – http://www.lahuelga.com

 

Detention Watch Network – www.detentionwatchnetwork.org

 

National Day Laborer Organizing Network – http://ndlon.org/en

 

National Network for Immigrant Rights – www.nnirr.org

 

Legal Organizations

 

American Immigration Lawyers Association – www.aila.org

 

Immigrant Legal Resource Center – https://www.ilrc.org

 

National Immigration Law Center – www.nilc.org

 

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild – www.nationalimmigrationproject.org

 

Research Centers

 

Migration Policy Institute – www.migrationpolicy.org

 

Pew Research Center – www.pewresearch.org/topics/immigration