Tell Mass. legislators to protect immigrant families!

Legislators missed a key opportunity to protect our most vulnerable families when they failed to adopt four provisions from the Senate FY2019 into the final budget. But there's still a chance to right this wrong.

Toddlers torn from their mothers' arms. Children put in cages. Asylum-seekers escaping domestic abuse and gang violence told they're not welcome here. And it's not just at the border: In our own communities, families are being torn apart by overzealous immigration enforcement.

So what is Massachusetts doing to protect immigrant families? In May, the state Senate included 4 basic protections in its version of the FY2019 budget, to stop law enforcement from being co-opted by ICE and protect civil rights and due process. But facing a veto threat from Governor Baker and resistance from House conservatives, legislative leaders stripped those provisions from the final state budget.

The formal session ends at midnight on Tuesday, July 31. So please call your legislators TODAY and urge them to tell leadership: Find a way to include these provisions in legislation being brought to the floor before the session's end. I WILL VOTE FOR THEM. Time is short. Do it NOW!

Tell your legislators: Immigrants in Mass. urgently need your support!

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*You'll receive a call from 617-539-7340 that will provide you guidance on what to say to your officials, and then patch you through directly to them.

Thank you for contacting your legislators! Please encourage others to act by sharing on social media. You can learn more here about key protections for immigrants, based on the Safe Communities Act. 

Hi, my name is ____________ and I live in [city/town]. I’m calling because I'm deeply troubled that the four basic protections for immigrants that the Senate had put in the 2019 state budget were stripped out in the final version.

At this time of crisis, I think it's unacceptable to do NOTHING to protect vulnerable families.

Please work to pass the Senate protections before the end of the session, one way or another. As your constituent, I expect you to fight for what’s right. Please talk to leadership and tell them it's a top priority for you. Thank you!

Thank you!