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Take Action to Protect Civil Rights Today!

It is time to act! The Greater Boston Jewish Community is standing with our neighbors under threat. The Safe Communities Act is Massachusetts' comprehensive answer to the federal government’s aggressive deportation agenda. This legislation would protect the civil rights of all state residents by making sure our tax dollars are not used to help the Trump administration deport immigrant families or to create a Muslim registry.

This effort has been spearheaded by the MA Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), of which JCRC is a member. We support this legislation and will continue to work with our partners to show the nation that Massachusetts stands with our immigrant families!

94 State Senators and Representatives have co-sponsored the bill (see list below)! While the deadline for House sponsorship has passed, it is not too late to keep the pressure on state leaders.

Take Action Now!
  • Call or write Governor Baker to thank him for his public stance and letter to the Department of Homeland Security opposing the executive order "travel ban" and ask for his continued leadership by supporting the Safe Communities Act.
  • Click here to learn if your legislator has co-sponsored. 
  • If your legislator has cosponsored, please call and thank them, and tell them you hope they will be a strong advocate for the bill with their colleagues!
  • If your Senator and/or Representative is NOT on the list below, please contact them - consider visiting them in their district office (bring friends!) and ask them to publicly support the bill, including by co-sponsoring the Senate version (S.1305).

NEW! As part of JCRC’s 4 Actions of Passover, join us for MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition’s Immigrants’ Day on Wednesday, April 5th at the MA State House to advocate for the passage of this important legislation!

The advocacy day will run from 9-2PM (Note: there will be a rally at 12PM preceded by legislative meetings).

You can RSVP here  or contact Rachie Lewis at  for more information.