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Tell your legislators to reject Reefer Madness

In November, Massachusetts voters legalized the use of marijuana by adults and rejected the failed war on drugs.

Now, our state legislators want to fast-track regressive changes to the new law. We can’t let them take Massachusetts backwards.

Tell your legislators to reject Reefer Madness and support marijuana policy guided by science, liberty and equity.


Tell your state legislators: We need comprehensive reforms—including repeal of mandatory minimum drug sentences—to fix our broken justice system

No single policy change will fix our broken criminal justice system. Comprehensive improvements to reduce system involvement, eliminate racial disparities, address addiction and mental health and strengthen individuals and communities require us to make comprehensive changes.

Demand that your state legislators work for major criminal justice reforms, not minor tweaks.


Residents of the Greater Boston area: Tell your police chief not to support President Trump’s deportation machine

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wants local police to rent out jail cells to hold immigrants until CBP can kick them out of the country. This is part of the Trump administration’s plan to ramp up deportations.

Ask your local police department if they have received such a request and let them know that you oppose any entanglement with Trump’s deportation machine.


Tell your state legislators: Say YES to community safety and NO to discriminatory registries

The day after President Trump banned citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., the ACLU challenged him in court and won a temporary restraining order to stop the Muslim ban in its tracks.

Now, we need you to speak up locally. Tell legislators to support the Safe Communities Act (Sen. Eldridge S.1305 | Rep. Matias H.3269), which would stop state and local law enforcement from participating in federal raids and roundups by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and to support the Fundamental Freedoms Act (Sen. Chandler S.787 | Rep. Kaufman H.873), which would prevent Massachusetts from participating in any discriminatory registries based on religion or national origin. Learn more.

Contact your state representative and contact your state senator.


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Demand that your state legislators work for major criminal justice reforms

We need comprehensive reforms—including repeal of mandatory minimum drug sentences—to fix our broken justice system.
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