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Join RaiseUP Massachusetts as they push for paid family medical leave for workers across the state. Everyone should be able to care for themselves, a newborn child, or a sick family member without risking job loss or financial ruin. Workers need paid family and medical …

Push for a New Minimum Wage: Bills H.2365 & S.1004

February 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Join RaiseUp Massachusetts as they fight for a new minimum wage law to protect laborers across the state through their Fight for 15 campaign.  No one who works full-time should be paid so little that they cannot make ends meet. Workers need a minimum wage …

On Monday evening, Cambridge City Council passed a resolution in support of the People’s Budget. The budget, drafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is an alternative to President Trump’s proposed budget. In place of Pres. Trump’s cuts to social programs/public services such as education and …

Report on the “A New Day” Conference

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts Peace Action organized a conference on November 14, 2015 entitled “A New Day: Organizing to Change U.S. Policy on Israel and Palestine.” Attended by some 165 people representing all 9 Massachusetts Congressional districts, it offered participants both a strong information base, as well as …

Thanks to Jon Rainwater of Peace Action West for this timely update.  There’s so much going on on the Syria/Iraq issue — on diplomacy, military escalation, and the humanitarian issues — that it is hard to keep track. In addition to the foreign policy developments, there are have been …

Special Interest Junkets Undermine our Democracy

November 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

You may have followed the recent news stories about past and upcoming Israel trips by Massachusetts public officials — paid for by local lobbying groups.  We’re going to talk more about this at our “A NEW DAY?” conference next Saturday, which we hope you can attend. Here …

135 Massachusetts leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds wrote today to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation urging them to support the Iran Deal, also called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, when it comes before Congress next month. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, as …

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