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This fall, MCAN collected 22,000 signatures – the second most signatures of any organization – and with all of our partners at Raise Up Massachusetts, we collected more than 158,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot our constitutional amendment to raise $1.5 billion in revenue by raising taxes on annual income over $1 million.  That was a crucial first step. Next up is securing the support of 25% of state legislators. Our first sh...

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2014: A Banner Year for Workers and Families in Massachusetts  Overview of MCAN’s Successful Campaign to Pass the Highest State Minimum Wage and Strongest Earned Sick Time Laws in the Nation November 2014 In 2013-14, MCAN (Massachusetts Communities Action Network) helped lead a statewide effort, together with allies in the Raise Up Massachusetts coalition, that succeeded in passing the highest state minimum wage in the country ($11.00/hour by ...

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With the support of leaders, organizers, and volunteers across the state – in congregations and supermarkets – MCAN collected over 22,000 signatures (the most of any 501c3 org)! What a victory. As a coalition, Raise Up MA collected over 155,000 signatures, and volunteers just finished driving the petition forms to 351 city & town halls across the state. Next: Join us for a turn-in rally at 11:30AM Dec. 1, 2015 at the State House,...

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A Time of Reflection and Recommitment to Justice In the Jewish community, we are heading next week into the High Holidays.  It is a time of year when we reflect on our actions, reevaluate our lives, and recommit ourselves toward living holier and more just lives.  As we fast on Yom Kippur, we listen to God’s call in Isaiah 58, saying that our fasting and worship is meaningless if our commitment to God does not drive us to feed the hungry, clo...