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Over the last few weeks, the ECCO community has been rocked by the deaths of two young men of color. Sam Dunn, son of E-Team Director Tony Dunn, died while being transported by the Essex County Sherriff’s Department, and Randolph McClain was shot by the Lynn Police. Randy’s mother is a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Lynn and today I will offer prayers as his family and friends bid him farewell. Randy McClain died last Friday mo...

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Press release: Washington, DC – Clergy leaders and faith organizers with the PICO National Network’s Campaign for Citizenship, released the following statement, today, after the U.S. Supreme Court grants cert in Texas v. United States of America—the case that currently blocks protections for immigrant families and individuals from deportation under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expand...

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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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During the past three days the Department of Homeland Security has engaged in round ups of Central American undocumented immigrants throughout the country. ECCO immigrant leaders attended a meeting yesterday in Boston with other community-based organizations and heard reports that round ups have occurred already in East Boston, Chelsea, and Revere. We denounce this new policy of targeting our Central American sisters and brothers who have come to...