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The voices of survivors, member programs, and community allies, joining together in one voice, are essential in order to affect social change to end violence and oppression in our society. Every voice is important.

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Read our latest newsletter: February 2017.

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"Until women can live free of the fear of domestic and sexual violence I will continue to raise my voice and partner with JDI. I want to motivate and inspire others to reimagine manhood so that the next generation of young boys and girls expect relationships to be loving, caring, and respectful and that they learn to cope with disappointment, breakup, and disagreement in civil, respectful, nonviolent ways. " ~ Peter Roby - 2014 White Ribbon Day Campaign Co-Chair

State and Federal Action Needed to Support Immigrant Survivors

The Trump Administration, through US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced on September 5 that it would be phasing out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was put in place 5 years ago by then President Obama through an Executive Order. This program has provided relief to more than 7,900 Massachusetts children and young adults - and as many as 800,000 across the country - allowing them to attend college and work legally. 

JDI is committed to joining with our allies across the state and nation to protect the dignity and rights of immigrants. To this end, we will continue to advocate for humane immigration policy at both the state and federal levels. Please join us in taking actions on both fronts AND by sharing this alert with your networks and community members:

FEDERAL ACTION:

Take action now by contacting your members of Congress to urge them to support the DREAM Act, and engaging your communities to do the same. The DREAM Act will give young immigrants a clear, reliable path to citizenship. The Congress must act within 6 months to prevent the deportation of thousands of immigrants who may have no country to return to.

MASSACHUSETTS ACTION: 

Take action now by contacting your state representatives and senators requesting that they swiftly take action on the Safe Communities Act. Within Massachusetts, we will push ever harder for state policies that make everyone feel safe and welcome regardless of immigration status, including the Safe Communities Act and legislation to extend in-state tuition to all Massachusetts high school graduates.

 

To find your U.S. and Massachusetts Representatives and Senators, go to:
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema//bal/myelectioninfo.aspx

 


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