Spotlight: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Our partners at the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refuge Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) are doing some fantastic work right now. Below are some highlights. If you are in the area, join in the action!  

Welcoming MA: Welcoming MA is having an exciting week of action this week to engage individuals across the state in Welcoming MA.

To learn about the more than 30 activities happening this week, please visit or contact Ellen Gallagher or 617-350-5480 x217 with any questions.

MIRA needs your help!

We need your help to protect programs for the immigrant community including: Citizenship for New Americans, RISE (services for immigrant victims of violence), Adult Basic Education/English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Outreach and Education funding for health care.

Please contact Governor Patrick at (617) 725-4005, Secretary of Health and Human Services, JudyAnn Bigby at 617-573-1600 and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Suzanne Bump at 617-626-5680 to ask them to protect these programs for immigrant families. If you have any questions, please contact Carly Burton at the MIRA Coalition at or call (617) 350-5480 ext 208.

 Help ensure acces to Higher Education!

The Campaign for Education Parity fights to ensure all MA high students, regardless of status, have equal access to in-state tuition rates at public colleges. Our next campaign meeting is Tuesday, October 21, at 5pm. If you are interested in attending this meeting or joining our efforts, please contact: Diana Bell or (617) 350-5480 x207