Safe Communities Act (H.3269, S.1305) Public Hearing

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

We seek compelling testimony and support to educate the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security about the impact that Trump’s aggressive enforcement and rhetoric are having on the ground, driving immigrants away from seeking public services and assistance, including public school, healthcare, and police assistance. Written testimony is also needed.

All members of the committee are listed HERE.  The Chairman and Vice Chairs can be reached at:

Harold.Naughton@mahouse.gov

Alan.Silvia@mahouse.gov

Michael.Moore@masenate.gov

Here is a Fact Sheet on the Safe Communities Act via MIRA Coalition to help you craft your argument in support.

IF YOU WISH TO TESTIFY:
Arrive by 9:15 a.m. to sign up as an individual or a panel (3 or 4 people testifying together – sign all your names together). Expect to wait on line – it’s first come, first serve. Three minute maximum per person.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE OR DON’T WANT TO TESTIFY it’s critical that you come to show your support. Plan to stay all day if you can. If the hearing room is full, use that time to visit your legislators. Find them below. (Ask to speak with staff.) You can also organize a vigil in front of the State House. No signs allowed in the building, but we will have stickers to wear inside.

EITHER WAY, PLEASE SUBMIT WRITTEN TESTIMONY.

Find more information on the Safe Communities Act and what it is HERE.

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