Safe Communities Act Petition

CHAIRS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, SENATOR WALTER TIMILTY AND REPRESENTATIVE CARLOS GONZÁLEZ

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The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the impact of longstanding state and local involvement in deportations—undermining testing, treatment and contact tracing efforts in immigrant communities, and impeding immigrant access to court and police protection.

Passing the Safe Communities Act will communicate loud and clear that in Massachusetts, everyone can seek help, protections and treatment without fear of deportation. This is a message that immigrant communities desperately need to hear.  

Let the Safe Communities Coalition know we have your support! Please sign and share this petition. Our goal is to gather 5,000 signatures from supporters statewide. We will deliver this petition to the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Safety at the public hearing later this year. Thank you for your support!

S.1579/H.2418   Safe Communities Act (Sen. Eldridge / Reps Balser and Miranda)

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To: CHAIRS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, SENATOR WALTER TIMILTY AND REPRESENTATIVE CARLOS GONZÁLEZ
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As we celebrate the federal government’s renewed appreciation for the contributions of immigrants, we must also end our state’s longstanding involvement in deportations by supporting the Safe Communities Act, which this Committee reported out favorably last session.

The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the detrimental impact of this continuing involvement—undermining testing, treatment and contact tracing efforts in immigrant communities, and impeding immigrant access to court and police protection for victims of domestic violence and workplace exploitation.

The pandemic taught us that all state residents must be included in state efforts to protect the health and safety of our communities. In the interest of public health, public safety, and an equitable recovery, we urge this Committee to report the Safe Communities Act out of committee with a favorable recommendation again this session. Thank you.