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Peace & Justice Bills Filed in State Legislature

February 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

  by Jonathan King, Cole Harrison, and Alec Neilly   The Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network has again partnered with progressive legislators to develop seven bills that were filed in the Mass. Legislature in January and February, the beginning of a new, two-year legislative session. …

As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, all nations must work together in the struggle stem and beat back the virus. Massachusetts Peace Action is working with organizations across the state to end the US imposed sanctions on countries like Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, …

Progressive Immigration: It’s Up to Us!

February 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

by Sunny Robinson Immigrant families and their allies have many reasons to be hopeful that the Biden administration’s immigration policies will be more humane and just than those of his predecessors. In his first day in office, the new president signed executive orders that, among …

Taxpayers’ Right to Know

January 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

Taxpayers’ Right to Know AN ACT PROVIDING FEDERAL AND STATE BUDGET INFORMATION TO RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH This act would send residents of Massachusetts annual reports detailing the total amount of income tax paid to the state and federal governments and what that money was …

Travel Conflict of Interest

January 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

Travel Conflict of Interest A MEASURE TO REDUCE THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN STATE POLITICS This act would ban state legislators from accepting all expenses paid trips from lobbying interests, a current loophole in anti-corruption legislation. (HD.1630) Travel Conflict of Interest Fact Sheet Read the …

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