Photo by Bryan MacCormack. Stand up for Massachusetts values Wiretapping. Attacks on the right to boycott. Local collaboration with Trump’s deportation machine. These are just a handful of the civil rights and civil liberties abuses on the table in proposed amendments to the state budget being debated by the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Tell your state representative to protect civil liberties, not take them away. Support paid family and medical leave No worker should have to choose between their job and the health of their family. As we work to advance women’s rights, paid family and medical leave is the next critical step to creating a stronger, healthier, more equitable Massachusetts. Contact your state legislators. Protect social media privacy The Social Media Privacy Act will prevent employers and school staff from snooping in people’s private social media messages. Employers and teachers have no right to read your mail, listen to your private conversations, or check out your home movies! Our social media needs the same protection. Tell your state representatives: Protect social media privacy! Support automatic voter registration Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) makes it easier for eligible voters to exercise the right to vote. Shockingly, nearly 700,000 eligible voters in Massachusetts are not currently registered. Under AVR, every eligible citizen who interacts with the Registry of Motor Vehicles or MassHealth will be automatically registered, unless they opt out. Ask your legislators to push for passage of AVR as soon as possible. Restore net neutrality protections Congress has the power to reverse the FCC’s disastrous decision through the Congressional Review Act. We now have enough senators supporting the CRA to force a full Senate vote – so we need to make sure a majority of senators are standing with us. Demand that your senators support people over big corporate interests by reversing the FCC’s decision. We can still win back net neutrality protections. Stop the war on marijuana There’s a new bill in Congress to legalize marijuana under federal law – and reduce the injustices of the War on Drugs. We need your help to make sure it becomes law. Tell your members of Congress to support the Marijuana Justice Act and reform our broken criminal justice system. Contact your members of Congress.