Entries by Maddie

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Day of Action: Urge Your Representatives to Support An Act to Create Access to Justice!

  The Massachusetts legislative session is in full swing, and we have an unprecedented opportunity to advance civil rights for Massachusetts residents. Join us TODAY for a Day of Action! Contact your legislators and tell them: Civil rights protections at the federal level have been systematically gutted. We need legislation to restore critical protections in Massachusetts […]

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Day of Action: Urge Your Representatives to Support Language Access for All!

Exciting news: the Language Access and Inclusion Act is scheduled for a hearing before the legislature next week! But before that happens, we need to consolidate as much support behind this bill as we can. This is an unprecedented opportunity to dismantle barriers to access, stability, and basic needs that have gone unaddressed for too long, […]

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Four Centers Within the Appleseed Network File Public Comments with the U.S. Department of Education on the State of School Discipline in America

Advocacy Organizations Urge Biden Administration to Ramp Up Enforcement of Federal Civil Rights Laws in Schools Across the United States WASHINGTON – Four member organizations of Appleseed, a network of justice centers, submitted public comments to the United States Department of Education on Thursday, July 22, concerning the national state of school discipline. By focusing on four questions posed […]

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2021 Good Apple Reception Announcement

Save the Date! October 14, 2021 6:00 PM Virtual Following an extraordinarily difficult year and in the wake of unprecedented challenges, it’s thanks to our community of support that we’ve been able to expand our work to end the systemic injustices and inequities harming our most vulnerable families and youth. Now, it’s time to come […]

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Limited English Proficient Families File Discrimination Complaint Against The Massachusetts Department of Children And Families

Boston, MA, July 14, 2021 – Today, Haitian-Americans United, the Greater Boston Latino Network, and Jane Doe, a mother and immigrant with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), filed a civil rights complaint under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act against the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) in response to the agency’s failure to provide federally mandated language access to the LEP […]

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Celebrating and Commemorating Juneteenth

Massachusetts Appleseed’s office is closed today in observance of Juneteenth, the annual holiday marking the day that federal troops marched into Galveston, Texas and freed those who remained enslaved more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This act reminds us that freedom and justice are never easily given but must be fought for, and […]

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Massachusetts Appleseed Participates in the 2021 Stand Against Racism Campaign

This spring, Massachusetts Appleseed joined over 250 companies, schools, community organizations, and others as participants in the 2021 Stand Against Racism Campaign, hosted by the Alliance of YWCAs of Massachusetts. Through three discussion sessions during April and into early May, Massachusetts Appleseed staff and Board members gathered together to discuss and reflect on the ways in which white supremacy […]

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Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Awarded $100,000 Cummings Grant

Boston nonprofit receives 4 years of funding from Cummings Foundation For Immediate Release Contact: Deborah Silva, Massachusetts Appleseed, 617-482-8686, deb@massappleseed.org Contact: Alison Harding, Cummings Foundation, 781-932-7093, aeh@cummings.com BOSTON, June 1, 2021 – Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s […]

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Alison V. Douglass, Laura E. Martin, and Peter P. Tobani Join Massachusetts Appleseed’s Board of Directors

For Immediate Release BOSTON, MA, May 20, 2021 – Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice welcomed Alison V. Douglass, Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, Laura E. Martin, Litigation Associate at Mintz, and Peter P. Tobani, Senior Counsel of Global Retail Markets at Liberty Mutual Insurance, to its Board of Directors on March 25, 2021. […]

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Join Today’s Day of Action and Support Language Access for All!

The Massachusetts legislative session is in full swing, and we have an unprecedented opportunity to dismantle barriers to access, stability, and basic needs that have gone unaddressed for too long. Join us and the Language Access for All Coalition TODAY for a Day of Action! Contact your legislators and tell them: immigrant and limited English proficient […]