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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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This week marks two religious holidays that are important to two segments of our membership – Easter for those who are Christian and Purim for those who are Jewish. We wanted to share a few notes from our staff to celebrate with you this week. Below is a note about Purim from Rabbi Margie Klein Ronkin, ECCO Director of Clergy & Leadership Development, and a reflection on this Easter weekend from Janine Carreiro-Young, MCAN Deputy Director. ...

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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...