Our best chance to get new protections for immigrants in our Commonwealth has arrived – but we need to mobilize to show overwhelming public support!
The Senate will be taking up its version of the state budget for FY2019 starting Tuesday, May 22. Sen. Jamie Eldridge's amendment #1147 would add 4 key protections for immigrants and minorities (see our handout for details). We believe the amendment has a good chance of succeeding, but we need to get as many Senators as possible to endorse it – and be ready to fight for it. We also want to make sure we defeat Senator Fattman’s amendment #1136, which would undo the protections from last year's Lunn v. Commonwealth decision.
Please call your Senator and Ways & Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka today, and encourage everyone you know to make calls as well!