Statewide Call-In Day for Safe Communities Act

In the past year, we’ve seen the Trump administration go after immigrants with shocking aggression: from the travel ban, to stepped-up arrests and detentions, to threatening Dreamers.

Often we feel helpless. But right now, we have a chance to make a real difference.

The Safe Communities Act, which is before the Massachusetts Legislature, would keep our state and local law enforcement from being used to help round up and deport immigrants. While in some states, police now ask people for their papers if they “look illegal,” and hold them for ICE agents, we can make sure our police focus on fighting crime so that everyone feels safe calling 911, regardless of their status.

If we want the SCA passed this year, it needs to be reported favorably out of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security as soon as possible. So THIS WEDNESDAY, January 31, we plan to flood legislators with calls urging them to advocate for the SCA with their leadership.

Will you join our Statewide Call-In Day, and invite 5 more friends to do it?

It’s easy: Just text SAFEMA to 52886 or go to http://actnow.io/UD4o884 to be connected automatically. Or if you prefer, look up your legislators here and call.

You can learn more about the bill here, and see a list of legislative sponsors. But for your call, keep it simple:

• Introduce yourself as a constituent from [your city/town].
• Say you’re calling in support of the Safe Communities Act [if they ask, the bill numbers are S.1305 and H.3269].
• Tell them, in 1 sentence, why the bill is important to you.
• End by asking that your legislator advocate to have the bill reported favorably out of committee by the Feb. 7 deadline.