Entries by Maddie

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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 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 […]

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Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Equitable Access to Boston’s Exam Schools

Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice has signed onto an amicus brief filed by Brown Rudnick LLP, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts in support of the Boston School Committee’s Admissions Plan for Boston Exam Schools for the 2021-22 academic year. The interim Admissions Plan was created […]

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New Know-Your-Rights Resource Helps Massachusetts Youth Experiencing Homelessness Access and Exercise Their Legal Rights

Pro bono lawyers from Baker McKenzie, Boston Scientific and Liberty Mutual, and Staff of Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, co-author handbook For more information, please contact: Leah Schloss Associate Director, NA Communications leah.schloss@bakermckenzie.com +1 212-626-4474 Boston, MA, February 23, 2021 – Global law firm Baker McKenzie, Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, […]

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Family Separation is the Result of Mass. Department of Children and Families’ Violations of Statutory Language Access Rights, a New Study Finds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2021 Media Contact: Melanie Rush Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice melanie@massappleseed.org BOSTON, MA – The Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice today released a report citing the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) for failing to provide federally mandated language access to limited English proficient (LEP) families involved […]