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
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)
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
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
End Mass Incarceration
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
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.