Raise Up MA, Trainings

Join the effort to collect signatures as we work together to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 and establish Paid Family Medical Leave by bringing these actions to the ballot.  Contact Laura Wagner if you can help with this effort.  Attending one of the upcoming trainings is ideal, but Laura can also work with you directly.

Lexington: Monday, September 11, 7-8:30, Cary Memorial Library – Large Meeting Room.
Brookline: Sunday, September 17, 2-4 pm, Coolidge Corner-Meeting Room, 31 Pleasant Street33

Shut Down Pilgrim Nuclear

Enough is Enough! Come to the next Cape Downwinders’ general meeting

When: Wed Aug. 23,

Where: Hyannis Public Library, 5:00 PM

Funding Justice Reinvestment

An In-Depth Look at the Colorado Model and Lessons for Massachusetts

Sponsor: Mass Inc and Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

When: Wed. Sept 6, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: State House, 24 Beacon St. Boston Rm 428

Register HERE
With efforts by the legislature to reform the criminal justice system by the end of 2017, this important conversation will look at Colorado’s transformative model for reinvesting in communities most impacted by crime and incarceration as a potential tool to use here in Massachusetts.

Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz and Representative Mary Keefe, co-authors of the Justice Reinvestment Act
And Christie Donner, Executive Director, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

Sanctuary Hood

Featured Speaker: Ravi Ragbir

When: Sat Oct 7, 9:30 – 2:00 PM

Where: Cathedral of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St

Ravi Ragbir is a dedicated community activist and founder of New Sanctuary Movement NYC.  You are encouraged to join this gathering and learn how we can increase the effectiveness of Sanctuary & Solidarity in MA.

Upcoming Hearings

Tue Aug 22: Joint Committee on Housing 10:00 AM where: Room B -2
H.659 An Act to Protect Homeless Families from Having to Sleep in Unsafe Places, Rep. Decker

Tue Sept 19: Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce 1:00 PM Where: Gardner Auditorium

If you plan to testify, arrive no later than 12:15 PM

S.1004/H.2365 Raise the Minimum Wage to $15, Sen. Donnelly/Rep. Donahue “The Cliff Effect”
This bill will be implemented in increments over 4 years. The Fight for $15 would raise wages for over 932,000 low wage earners in Massachusetts.

Tue Sept 19: Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy
(time & location TBD)
H.2700/S.1876, Increase RPS and Ensure Compliance with GWSA, Sen. Pacheco/Rep. Khan

Tue Oct 3: Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy
(time & location TBD)
S.1846/H.2706 Solar Power & the Green Economy, Sen. Eldridge /Rep. Mark
S.1831/H.3396 Solar Power in Environmental Justice and Urban Comm, Sen. Chang Diaz/Rep. Holmes

Tue Oct 17: Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy
(time & location TBD)

S.1847/H.3400 Clarifying Authority & Responsibilities of DPU, Sen. Eldridge/ Rep. Kulik
S.1855/H.2698 Protect Ratepayers from Pipeline Expansion Costs, Sen. Jehlen/Rep. Gordon
S.1845/H.2683 Protect Consumers from Paying for Gas Leaks, Sen. Eldridge/Rep. Barber

To access the legislation tracking sheet for all UU Mass Action legislative priorities, click HERE
Note: There are tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet for each issues area


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