The JP Progressives will be holding a forum on Tuesday, February 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. entitled “How Blue Is Massachusetts on Immigration Policy? “
Seeing the Biden administration’s efforts to actively reverse the damage of Trump’s immigration policy is hopeful but what are our elected state officials doing to protect undocumented residents in MA? When it comes to safeguarding the health, safety, and legal rights of front-line immigrant workers and families, including those hit hardest by the pandemic, Massachusetts falls far behind many other blue states. Join the Immigrant Rights Action Group (IRAG) of JP Progressives to explore the history of immigration policy in Massachusetts with Gabriel Camacho, Political and Organizing Director of the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union Local 1445. Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, 3rd Berkshire, and a lead sponsor of the Work & Family Mobility Act (WFMA), will give us a legislative forecast for 2021. The WFMA – first filed in 2004 – would ensure that all immigrants, regardless of status, have access to a driver’s license. This event will benefit the Driving Families Forward Coalition, a broad coalition of businesses, community organizations, faith groups, labor unions, law enforcement, legal/civil rights groups and mayors uniting to pass the WFMA.
The link to the event is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-blue-is-massachusetts-on-immigration-tickets-141082211693.