Unanimous Vote by MA Senate to Increase Civil Legal Aid

Good News! – Unanimous Vote by MA Senate to Increase Civil Legal Aid Update by Laura Booth, Equal Justice Coalition Director Last week the Senate unanimously adopted Senator Creem and Senator Brownsberger’s amendment to increase funding for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corp.   Increase: $2 million, for a total appropriation of $20 million for FY18! […]




FORUM on PreTrial Justice and the Massachusetts Bail Fund

At All Souls Braintree, Saturday March 25 from 1 to 3 pm 196 Elm Street, Braintree, MA Handicap Accessible, Gender Neutral ADA compliant Restroom FORUM on PreTrial Justice and the Massachusetts Bail Fund Most people incarcerated in any given year have not been convicted of anything. They simply cannot afford bail, however small it may […]




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Ending Mass Incarceration

Incarceration in Massachusetts has increased 5 fold since the 1980’s.   The current criminal justice system perpetuates systems of oppression, particularly against people living in poverty and people of color.  This must end. UU Mass Action’s working group, EMIT (End Mass Incarceration Together) together with the Jobs Not Jails Coalition, have identified a number of priorities […]




FREE Justice & Equity Conference and Lunch – Oct 1 in Braintree

When: Sat Oct 1st  10:00 AM (9:30 Registration) to 2:00 PM  – Lunch included Where: All Souls Church, 196 Elm St, Braintree  (handicap accessible) This is an important time in the struggle for equity, issues of faith and the need for action.  Panel presenters will provide information on the progress of the Fair Share Amendment […]




Jobs Not Jails

The Legislature will meet this Saturday and Sunday, marking the last formal sessions of the 2015-2016 session. These bills passed the Senate and are pending in the House so calls to your state representatives asking them to ask Speaker DeLeo to schedule these bills for a vote during these final two days are needed. Find […]