Immigrant Rights Street Team: Weekly Update #10

Last week we thought that the Labor Day weekend would be a quiet weekend, however, it turned out that in addition to the Labor Day March and Rally on Monday, the Joint Committee on Transportation scheduled the hearing for the Work and Family Mobility Act (H.3012 and S.2061) on Wednesday, September 4. The coalition on very short notice was able to mobilize more than 800 supporters who packed the hearing room from across Massachusetts to testify and show solidarity and support for the bill. 

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Organizing Money!

At Jobs with Justice, we spend most of our time organizing people. It's kind of our thing!

Unfortunately, in the world we live in today, building that kind of power requires us to organize not just people, but money

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Gillian MasonComment
JWJ Mass. Organizing and Leadership Training

Last weekend Jobs with Justice hosted a 3-day training in Auburn, MA. National Jobs with Justice and Massachusetts Jobs With Justice leaders, leared and shared insight on Jobs With Justice coalitions’ experiences, campaigns, and lessons, and broadened our consciousness and practice of being part of a statewide and national network and movement.

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NewsSarah BlockComment
#NoHotelsForICE Employer Sign-On and Canvas Kit

ICE is carrying out immigration raids across the country and has threatened to ramp up coordinated mass raids as a show of force for the Trump Administrations anti-immigrant political agenda and to instill fear in immigrant communities. But immigrant detention facilities are already catastrophically overcrowded due to this administration’s zealous and dangerous priorities. As a result, ICE is planning to use hotels as temporary detention centers for immigrants it detains in upcoming raids.

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Stand with Macy's Cosmetics & Fragrance Workers!

Every worker deserves a union, including the workers who spend long hours on their feet every day making other people feel beautiful.

The cosmetics and fragrance workers at the Downtown Crossing Macy’s store in Boston have their first chance to join their co-workers in the union… The vote on whether to unionize happens this Friday, July 19th, and we have up until that vote to let these workers know we have their backs!

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Gillian Mason