May 6, Boston — On Wednesday, May 4, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security in the Massachusetts State House voted favorably on Resolve H.3688 / S.1555. Providing for an Investigation and Study by Special Commission Relative to the Existential Threat Posed by […]
by Claire Gosselin In Massachusetts and across the nation, people are challenging the criminal legal system: Why, they ask, are so many people incarcerated in the US? Does incarceration really provide justice, solve crimes, or improve communities? On the contrary, there’s ample evidence that incarceration […]
by Cate Henning Massachusetts Peace Action and Massachusetts Peace and Justice Network filed a set of 7 bills with the State legislature in 2021-22, and Massachusetts Peace Action stood in strong support of 12 additional bills. In a long overdue step towards immigration justice, the […]
by Paul Shannon and Cole Harrison The 363-70 House vote Dec. 7, and 88-11 Senate vote Dec. 15, in favor of a massive $778 billion Pentagon budget, shows clearly that the only thing most Democrats and Republicans can agree on is to bring ruin to […]
by Hector Figarella On November 12th, a group of constituents gathered with Congressman Jim McGovern (CD2-MA) outside of his Northampton office for the People’s Press Conference, organized by the Anti-Imperialist Action Committee, Massachusetts Peace Action (MPA), River Valley Democratic Socialist of America (DSA), Code Pink […]
by Nick Rabb We have entered a new era of climate catastrophe. Whereas the major problems of the past were denial and delay, the current political terrain is one where it is no longer tenable to deny the crisis itself. Now, the emerging battle is […]
Read a more detailed analysis of the votes here.