April 29, 2008
With May Day nearly upon us, don't just show your support for immigrant causes in the streets of Boston - take the next step and head to the State House! The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) plans to continue the momentum generated on May 1 by sponsoring a Advocacy Day for Workers and Immigrants on Wednesday, May 7.
Arrive at the Mass State House at 10:00 a.m. and head to hearing room A-1, where MIRA representatives will be presenting their new report, entitled "New Workers, New Voters" and lobbying Greater Boston legislators to support budget priorities such as Domestic Violence Prevention, Adult Basic Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages. According to MIRA, "These events...have drawn immigrants, advocates and allies from across the Commonwealth to call for increased support for programs and issues affecting the immigrant community in MA." Legislative success can only be achieved with popular support, so we hope to see you there!