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Update: Governor Signs New Gun Violence Prevention Bill into Law

Posted on August 13, 2014

Earlier this morning, the JCRC joined with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, legislators, advocacy organizations and community leaders as Governor Deval Patrick signed a new piece of gun violence prevention legislation into law. Over the past year and half, JCRC, in partnership with the MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, has advocated for comprehensive gun legislation to address the tremendous social costs of the existing loopholes in gun laws. Given the lack of any viable federal legislation, our advocacy focused on tightening laws in Massachusetts. And while this bill is not perfect, as no bill ever is, it meets many of the goals that the Coalition set out to accomplish, including:

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Update: The Rally Is On! Join Us!

Posted on August 5, 2014

Join us as we come together as one community to express our solidarity with Israel.

Although a ceasefire is in place, the battle against terrorism isn’t over and Israel needs our voice and our support.

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Talking Points? Yes: "War is Tragedy"

Posted on July 29, 2014

In the last 24 hours or so several people have asked what my "talking points" are regarding a school in Gaza being hit, or a marketplace, or some other site. What am I supposed to say? It is ugly. Of course it is horrible. It is profoundly painful.

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