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MCAN and our allies are celebrating a big win for the Jobs Not Jails Coalition that we helped to lead! We won repeal of the automatic driver’s license suspension levied against any person convicted of drug possession in Massachusetts, and repeal of the minimum $500 fine to get the license back. Many legislators stepped up on this. After a 4 year organizing fight, this bill repeals a 27-year old relic from the War on Drugs that has backfired by ...

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This weekend, our leaders prayed and rallied at the Suffolk County jail, and 25 Catholic leaders visited the Pope in Philadelphia. Check out the live posts from Philadelphia on our twitter, and pictures from Friday’s prison protest vigil on our facebook page. On Friday, our leaders rallied at the Suffolk County House of Correction jail to connect the issue of our work of the Jobs Not Jails campaign to the Pope’s prison visit in Philade...

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Dear Pastors, Lay & Community Leaders God bless you all throughout this new New Year! As many of you probably heard already, Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is conducting devastating raids that are affecting many families and children in communities across the state and country. This is another tactic to intimidate and separate our immigrant families. People from the area are calling BIC for help & support. One family stayed in...

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CCHD released the following statement: On Saturday, January 23, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops awarded its 2016 Sr. Margaret Cafferty Development of Peoples Award to the Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in Washington, D.C. MCAN accepted the award on behalf of each of its local affiliates: the Essex County Community Orga...