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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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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...

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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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“In our community, we have many who feel excluded from the right jobs or schooling or better housing simply because of the circumstances they find themselves in. We are called by Jesus to be our brother and sister’s keeper, to have real concern for others. We need to learn more from Pope Francis and commit ourselves to be a real community. Let us listen to one another’s stories and then work together to build up the kingdom of G...