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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 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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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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We can stop the Brockton Casino, but we need your help. It is critical that you attend a final public hearing on the proposed Brockton Casino on Tuesday, March 1, at 4 p.m. at the Massasoit Community College Conference Center, located on 770 Crescent Street in Brockton. We need our area clergy and faith leaders to stand up to say no to a casino in Brockton! Please let us know if you can attend and speak in opposition to the casino. Also, let us k...