Tell Mass. legislators to protect immigrant families!

Four provisions included in the Senate FY2019 budget could make our Commonwealth much safer and more welcoming – but we need House leaders and Governor Baker to get them in the final budget!

Toddlers torn from their mothers' arms. Children put in cages and warehoused at an old Walmart. 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 the House has done NOTHING, and Governor Baker has threatened to veto the protections if they're part of the final state budget.

So please call, email and tweet at your Rep and urge them to tell Speaker DeLeo: If you bring these provisions to the floor, I WILL VOTE FOR THEM. Time is short. Do it NOW!

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

*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 stunned that in the face of outrageous treatment of immigrants, the House has done NOTHING to protect immigrant families in Massachusetts.  

The Senate included four basic protections for immigrants in the 2019 state budget that would help a lot, but I keep hearing Speaker DeLeo say it's too difficult to pass them in the House.

I want to know, what is Rep. [ name ] doing about this? 

Please urge Speaker DeLeo to prioritize immigrant protections in the final budget, and tell him if he puts the four provisions on the floor, you will vote for them! It would be good if you could also post a public statement of support, even if it's just a tweet.

Thank you!