Safe Communities Act 2019

An Act to Protect Civil Rights for All Massachusetts Residents. (Bill), Fact Sheets (English, Spanish, Portugese)

The Safe Communities Act is back before the Mass. Legislature, as S.1401 (Sen. Jamie Eldridge) and H.3573 (Reps. Ruth Balser and Liz Miranda). It’s simpler and more succinct, but has the same strong provisions, backed by a broad-based and diverse coalition:

  • No police inquiries about immigration status;

  • Provide basic due process protections;

  • Limit notifications to ICE about immigrants in custody;

  • End 287(g) contracts to deputize officers as ICE agents; and

  • Provide crucial training and accountability.

Contact Us for resources if your organization is interested in hosting a State House lobby day for this bill. The Lobby Day would entail a team of about 20-30 to meet at the state house and drop off lit at the 200 offices around the State House.