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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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Train up a child in the way he/she should; even when they are old they will not depart from it ~Proverbs 22:6   On Thursday, February 23rd, the Youth Jobs Coalition/I have a future organization held a rally in Boston where 800 youth activists from across the state gathered in Boston at the Old South Church in Copley Square. They marched all the way to the state house where they had two messages for Governor Charlie Baker: 1st message — Fo...

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Tomorrow afternoon we will be standing in unison with Pope Francis as he celebrates mass on the US – Mexico border where people will be gathered to pray on both sides of the fence that divides many immigrant families. ECCO leaders and 29 co-sponsoring organizations will protest at the offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this Wednesday Feb. 17 at 3:30PM. While visiting Philadelphia, Pope Francis’ declared, “Families have a c...

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The Youth Jobs Coalition (YJC) is experiencing a major transformation. We realized that what we had been doing, though effective in small ways, was not enough. Now, our youth leaders are shifting to a new kind of movement, and we need your help. As Ashley Delva, one of our teen leaders says: “Why is there always guaranteed funding for jails in the state budget but not guaranteed funding for youth jobs? We need to challenge that.” Will you joi...