Budget Victory! MA Senate Pushes Through Funding for Homeless Youth!

Action Alert Thank you for standing up and speaking out in defense of homeless youth.  You did it! Thanks to your tireless efforts, the Senate has overridden Governor Baker’s veto of funding for homeless youth! With an overwhelming vote of 35-2, the Senate restored $675,000 for housing and services for unaccompanied youth and young adults.  Months ago, […]

MA Appleseed Joins New Mexico Appleseed to Fight Lunch Shaming

Action Alert What is “lunch shaming?” “Lunch shaming” is a harsh disciplinary practice in which students who cannot pay their school lunch bill or have outstanding debt on their account are punished. Examples of lunch shaming include: Stamping children on the arm with the phrase “I Need Lunch Money” Forcing children to complete chores in […]

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Fall Harvest Friendraiser

2017 Fall Harvest Friendraiser Join us on October 11th to learn about our recent projects to expand Access to Justice and the status of our Keep Kids in Class project.

We have one last chance to save funding for homeless youth in the FY18 state budget!

Action Alert Months ago, Governor Baker ELIMINATED line item 4000-0007 in the 2018 state budget – which allocated $675,000 in funding for homeless youth.The Governor’s reasoning? That this amount was “too small to be effective.” While $675,000 may seem “too small” for Governor Baker, these are necessary funds that could prove life-saving for homeless youth. It could mean the difference between […]

Act Today to Support MA Appleseed’s Budget Priorities

Action Alert The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate have both finalized their initial FY18 budget proposals. Now the fight moves to the Budget Conference Committee, in which six members are tasked with working through the differences between the House and Senate budget recommendations on a variety of issues. Here’s a quick reminder about where things […]

Good News and Bad News in the FY18 Budget

Action Alert We’re Almost There! The results are in! After the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate finalized their initial FY18 budget proposals and the Conference Committee compromised, the budget was sent to Governor Baker’s desk. He had 10 days to approve, reduce, or veto any line items he chose; here’s what he did: Statewide […]