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BILL: (S. 791) Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz | (H.2308) Rep. Mary S. Keefe  (There is) ” No one policy change alone that would right the wrongs that have been done to our residents, to our high-crime neighborhoods, to our taxpayers, by a failing system… With so much at stake and so many lives in the balance. Sentencing reform is a good place to start. It defines the system, who’s going in for how long, and at what cost.” ~Senator...

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Massachusetts Safe Communities Act The Safe Communities Act would protect the civil rights of all state residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump administration deport immigrant families or to create a Muslim registry. Summary No state support for Muslim registry. Prohibits access to information in state databases for use in any federal registry program based on national origin, religion or other protected characteri...

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This week, we have witnessed two more senseless deaths of young Black men at the hands of police — Philando Castile in St. Paul, MN and Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA.  What do I tell the youth at Zion Baptist…how do I comfort them, be honest with them and yet restore their hope in a system that is clearly uneven?   In times like these, when it is so easy to turn inward and shut down, we invite you to turn to each other and join ...

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On Wednesday, May 18, the State Legislature will vote on our Fair Share Amendment. If at least 50 of 200 legislators vote in favor, the amendment moves on to the next stage in the Constitutional Amendment process. We need to make sure we get those votes! Look up your legislators’ phone numbers on the list below and give them a call. Here’s a sample of what you could say: “Hi, my name is [your name] and I live at [your address]. I’m callin...