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Pre-Election Action – GBIO
October 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
See Greater Boston Interfaith Organization in action. On 10/22 we’ll meet political power with people power, gathering with other people of faith to hold November election candidates accountable to our shared public concerns. Arrive at 6:30 PM, the event starts at 7.
More than 1250 people of many faith traditions, ethnicities, and walks of life, all part of the 44+ GBIO member congregations and organizations, will come together as one to give public voice to common concerns for justice, and to call on those seeking or holding public office to commit to real change in these areas:
Affordable, Accessible Healthcare and Affordable Homeownership
Examining the impending Beth Israel-Lahey Clinic merger, impartial studies show a $250 million annual cost to Massachusetts residents. There is a small window of time to negotiate conditions to assure affordability and accessibility. Now is that time. Attorney General Maura Healey and Governor Charlie Baker hold the keys and have been invited to join us. Will they be there? Gubernatorial candidate Gonzalez will be there to address both housing and healthcare issues. Stay tuned.
Criminal Justice Reform
We know that DA’s make a difference. Now, the Suffolk County DA race has heated up with opposing views offered by candidates Rachael Rollins and Michael Maloney. Who remains committed to the reforms they promised us at our August Action? Attorney Rollins will join us; Attorney Maloney has been invited. Stay tuned.
Jeep Jones Park
Dangerous conditions at the Jeep Jones park and playground in Roxbury make it unsafe for the ISBCC Somali families who use it. The Parks Commissioner has been invited to meet with all of us to address this situation. Stay tuned.
Protect Immigrant Families
We are outraged by the injustice of separating immigrant families and the effect on all immigrant children, particularly U.S. citizen children of undocumented immigrant parents. Will Massachusetts take the lead in changing this inhumane and costly policy through lawsuits brought by states Attorneys General? Standing with sister Metro-IAF organizations, GBIO seeks to engage Attorney General Maura Healey with this issue. She has been invited to join us to hear our concerns and respond to our questions. Stay tuned.
Questions? Comments? Committed?
Please contact Sue Rosenkranz (email@example.com)