December 15, 2019
We're steadily trucking toward $8,500 to support CCI, a crucial force for anti racism work in New England since 1968. We raised over $400 at our fundraiser last weekend (not reflected in the fundraiser page yet!) - can you ask 10 friends to give $10 before 12/31? Donate here!
TOMORROW! Monday, 12/16, all day!
Make calls to your state legislators on Monday to support bills S1372 and S1327/H2047 for no cost calls and dignified visits. Corporations profit off Black and brown communities’ pain thru exorbitant phone call costs, and recent draconian visitation restrictions are cutting our people inside off from their loved ones. Here is a flyer, call script, and further information!
Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office
1 Ashburton Place, Boston (downtown)
Monday, 12/30, 11am - 1pm
FJAH requests that we PACK THE ROOM in solidarity with directly impacted women and their families. More people in the room means greater accountability and a stronger demand for transparency from the state. RSVP to Ash at email@example.com if you want an email or text reminder a couple days before or need transportation support.
Mass Bail Fund frees people from jail who are held pre-trial, sometimes for as little as $40! They support hundreds of people every year - buy a shirt to keep funding their work. Four styles, seven sizes, and five colors! $25-$40 depending on style. Bring big abolitionist energy into 2020 while funding the movement!
Until December 27, an amazing group of poker players matches donations to MBF! No need to keep up a pokerface, chip in to free even more people in 2020.
2. Email your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friend Jude Glaubman is collecting retired cell phones for women leaving incarceration. If you have phones in usable condition to donate, get in touch with Jude at email@example.com.
Black and Pink’s mission is to abolish the criminal punishment system and to liberate LGBTQ+/HIV+ people through advocacy, support, and organizing.
These drop ins welcome any kind of abolitionist energy, whether reading and entering mail into the database, writing letters, playing cards, or chatting. Formerly incarcerated and court involved people especially encouraged to attend. Cis, straight and/or free world allies are welcome!
The Coalition for a Truly Affordable Boston is organizing to demand bold changes to the city's affordable housing policy to address the crisis of displacement faced by working class communities. 13% affordability is not enough. We need private developers to include 1/3 affordable housing to help our communities thrive, at lower rents & prices we can truly afford. Learn more about the coalition and sign up here for email updates on the campaign.
The SURJ Housing Justice Action Partnership is seeking canvassers to support City Life/Vida Urbana’s anti-displacement work on the third Saturday of every month. Canvassers help CLVU learn about what housing issues are happening locally, and spread the word about City Life so people can connect with housing justice organizing work and legal support. If you are interested in attending a canvass or if you'd like to learn more, please reach out to Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Network/La Red is a survivor-led social justice organization working to support survivors and end partner abuse in LGBQ/T, polyamorous, and SM communities. "We have a 24/7 hotline that survivors can call, as well as advocates that work with survivors one on one, phone-based support groups, and short and long term housing support. We are in the midst of a grassroots fundraising campaign to raise $30,000 from community donations in FIVE DAYS (December 2-6), which would be matched dollar for dollar by a small group of committed supporters. We are really relying on community members just like you to help us meet this match and ultimately raise $60,000 for our work with survivors. Even $5 helps us reach our goal and has a significant impact on our work!"
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Support MJL's critical work in dismantling the national security complex! MJL is a leader, locally and nationally, in organizing against the criminalization and policing of marginalized communities. Let’s help get them to their $5,000 goal!
Folks are raising money for Vilma, a Catholic Latina immigrant and a Brighton resident whose husband has been held in ICE detention for over three months. Without his support, she urgently needs the support of her community to pay her family's hospital bills and taxes. If we can just get halfway, to $2000 by December 19th, this would be a huge help to Vilma. Can't give? Can you reach out to Brighton area folks and spread the word?
MA TPS Committee members have been organizing diligently in protecting the 450,000+ current TPS holders and their families in the fight for a path to permanent residency. They need our help organizing their data and contact lists. Please bring a laptop! For more info: https://masstps.com http://nationaltpsalliance.org
SIM DACA Renewal Fund
The SIM DACA fund is being created to provide economic support to DACA recipients in MA. Applicants have to pay $495 in fees for their renewal application. Many members of our community, including DACA folks, live paycheck to paycheck and often are not able to pay for the application fees. We are asking our community to help the DACA recipients here in MA who are part of our community with any monetary support for their DACA renewal application.
Knapsack is a multiracial group hosted by Community Change Inc that is committed to challenging the system of racism in the United States and the world. We engage in dialogue, build community, and support the efforts of racial justice leaders and organizations. We are dedicated to the struggle for shared liberation.
Moving From Talk to Action: Find classes and sign up on the WPCR website
Commit to doing just one thing this week.
We can do this.