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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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MCAN leaders and allies – immigrants and non-immigrants, young and old, black, brown and caucasian – stood together to demand an end to deportations in front of the ICE offices. A Boston Globe article highlighted the story of the ECCO Vice President, Angela Arce, and we were also covered on Telemundo. Last Wed. 2/17, we said, “YA BASTA! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!”, and we went straight to where decisions about deportations are being made, ...

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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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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...