Across the border and here in Massachusetts, families and individuals are being targeted by ICE and the police, exploited at their jobs, and separated from their children and loved ones.

In Massachusetts the legislature has the power to pass protections to stop ICE from taking immigrant parents away from their children. And we need your help to call on our elected officials to pass these critical policies.

The Safe Communities Act includes basic protections like stopping police from asking about immigrant status, making sure people are informed about their rights when talking with ICE, and stopping sheriffs from being deputized as ICE agents. The Act will help ensure that Massachusetts can do more to resist the cruel and unjust deportation efforts that are harming families nationwide.

We need you to call your legislators right now and urge them to protect families across the Commonwealth. Call the MA House Switchboard at 617-722-2000 and ask to speak with your representative.

If you don’t know the name of your representative, find them here.

From our friends at the ACLU, here’s a script to follow when you call:

  1. Hi, my name is __________ and I live in [city or town].
  2. I’m calling to urge Rep. _________ to do everything in [his/her] power to make sure basic protections for immigrants are included in the final budget legislation.
  3. Massachusetts can’t stop the federal government from tearing apart immigrant families, but we should make sure we’re not contributing to the cruelty.
  4. We need to keep police from asking about immigration status, stop sheriffs from acting as ICE agents, and make sure people are informed about their rights before being questioned by ICE.
  5. Will Rep. _________ please ask Speaker DeLeo and Chairman Sanchez to make sure these protections end up in the final 2019 budget?
  6. Thank you!

More ways to take action:

Join GLAD on Saturday, June 30, in Boston for a rally against family separation. Learn more and RSVP here.

Not from Massachusetts? Find an event in a city near you.