For a One-Sheet of all our priorities,  CLICK HERE   To find your State Representative and Senator,  CLICK HERE   To see the status of a bill,  CLICK HERE  or see these materials created by UU Mass Action (List will be added after Feb 1)

For a One-Sheet of all our priorities, CLICK HERE

To find your State Representative and Senator, CLICK HERE

To see the status of a bill, CLICK HERE or see these materials created by UU Mass Action (List will be added after Feb 1)

immigrant rights

Coalition: Safe Communities Coalition

The bill was drafted with the support and input of some 50 Safe Communities Coalition members. It’s far more succinct but at least as strong the 2017 version, with better due-process protections and new language on training, implementation and accountability.

SD.926 /HD.1520 An Act to Protect the Civil Rights and Safety of All Massachusetts Residents.   

Senate Sponsor: Jamie Eldridge

House Co-Sponsors: Liza Miranda and Ruth Balser

FACT SHEET


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CLimate Action & Justice

Coalition: Mass Power Forward

The Outcomes we Prioritize:

Environmental Justice - Include communities impacted by climate change and fossil fuel pollution as participants in crafting new, equitable policy

100% Renewables - Set an ambitious goal to equitably reach 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2045

Green Infrastructure Investment - Use mechanisms such as equitable carbon pricing or the transportation climate initiative to invest today to create the future we want

Our Priority Legislation

HD.2370: An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure and Reduce Carbon Emissions (Carbon Pricing Bill)

House Sponsor: Jennifer Benson

SD.1625 /HD.3092: An Act Re-powering Massachusetts with 100% Renewable Energy

Senate Sponsor: Jamie Eldridge

House Sponsors: Marjorie Decker & Sean Garballey

SD.1541 /HD.3009 An Act to Advance Modern and Sustainable Solutions for Transportation (TCI Bill)

Senate Sponsors: Eric Lesser

House Sponsor: Lori Erlich

Click Here for the list of legislation that we support, but are not actively working on (list will be available soon)


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economic justice

Coalition: Raise Up Mass

The Fair Share Amendment: The Supreme Judicial Court’s narrow ruling last May means we cannot dedicate revenue to transportation and public education in a citizen’s constitutional amendment – but we can in a legislative amendment. The Fair Share Amendment (dedicating revenue to transportation & Education) has be filed as a piece of legislation this session. 

SD. 1709  Senate Sponsor Jason Lewis

HD. 3300  House Sponsor James O’Day

FACT SHEET

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In addtion to the Raise Up Mass Priority, UU Mass Action is has also prioritized the following worker rights bills. We are working in coalition with Worker Centers and Labor Unions on this effort:

SD.1464 An Act to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement.  Senate Sponsor: Sal DiDomenico

HD.1409  An Act updating overtime protections to protect the Commonwealth's middle class workers House Sponsor: Dan Donahue

SD.1182 / HD.2947 An Act protecting Injured Workers.  

Sponsor: Jamie Eldridge  House Sponsor: Tram Nguyen


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End Mass Incarceration

Coalition: MASC

Last session, the Comprehensive Criminal Law Reform bill included significant reform; however, LGBTQ data was excluded under the data collection section.  The MASC coalition, in collaboration with LGBTQ survivors of solitary confinement, have filed this bill:

SD.2094 /HD.1126 An Act to collect data on LGBTQI prisoners held in restrictive housing 

Senate Sponsor: Julian Cyr    House Sponsor: Rep. Ruth Balser

FACT SHEET

UU Mass Action is also engaged with efforts to ensure that the criminal law reforms that was passed last session are implemented. We are continuing to engage with the #DADifference Campaign, and support the Court Watch MA Project, as well.