We encourage you to save this link and check it early in the week. Action opportunities will be posted on the website each Monday.
In these especially challenging times, it can be overwhelming to decide how to make a difference. The Racial Justice Action Committee wants to help FPB members increase our collective impact in the critical work of racial and immigration justice and, at the same time, build a supportive community.
1. The City Talks: Collective Power
2. Free Lecture: Dr. Cornel West
When: Thursday Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m
Where: Tower Auditorium, Mass College of Art
When: Monday Dec. 2 starting at 10 a.m.
Where: Gardner Auditorium, State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston
UU Mass Action and other supporters hope to keep the auditorium packed all day. First Parish in Brookline signed 50 postcards during hospitality to restore community trust in police by avoiding entanglement in immigration matters, and protect due process for all. See this link for options to continue our support of this important bill.
Need a refresher about what this bill includes? Click here to find the Fact Sheet
If you can’t attend the hearing, please call your legislators! This is important – we know that people who don’t support immigrant families will be calling on this day. Here is a helpful tool to assist you
Did you know that you can donate airline miles to reunify immigrant and refugee families and to allow these families to make their way to their sponsors in the United States? Donating airline miles is a perfect way to make a difference in the lives of immigrant friends, families, and neighbors.
RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services - https://www.raicestexas.org/ has partnered with Miles4Migrants and as part of our partnership, we want to ask our supporters to donate in a new way - their airline miles.
For more information, read the Support RAICES Campaign to Raise Miles FAQ and watch the following short video (3:30) to see how a Miles4Migrants case works.
5. Take the rent control pledge - We can bring rent control back to Boston
- Communities of color, immigrants, working families - we all deserve affordable, healthy housing.
- Renters, homeowners, and small landlords across the country are rising up and winning rent regulation.
- In Boston, real estate giants and their friends at the state house banned rent control 25 years ago. Rents - and property taxes - have spiraled out of control ever since, pushing families and whole communities out of our city.
- We need to place limits on big corporate greed in order to protect our neighborhoods.
- Sign the pledge here.
6. Student Immigrant Movement DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Renewal Fund