Entries by Maddie

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Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Awarded a 2023 Community Grant Through Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand’s Black Community Commitment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Person: Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Madeline Poage madeline@massappleseed.org Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice in Boston, Massachusetts has been selected for a one-time grant from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand’s Community Grant Program, an initiative of its joint 10-year, $100 million Black Community Commitment (BCC), created in […]

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Law Firm Goodwin Supports Racial and Gender Justice in Massachusetts Schools Through Donation to Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

Media Contact: Madeline Poage, madeline@massappleseed.org 617-482-8686 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 26, 2022 Boston, Dec. 26, 2022 – Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, a Boston-based research and advocacy nonprofit, announced it has received a $15,000 donation from global law firm Goodwin that will help expand its work to advance racial and gender justice in […]

MA Appleseed Statement on Continued Discriminatory Treatment at Malden Charter School

According to current news reports, a staff member of the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden recently cited an eighth-grader for wearing a hijab, which was deemed a “uniform infraction.” Deborah Silva, Executive Director of Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, released the following statement: “Policies like this harm students – there’s simply […]

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Urge Your Legislators to Expand Access to Justice in Massachusetts by Supporting the Judiciary IT Bond Bill!

  Thanks to the swift action of supporters like you, the Judiciary IT Bond bill was reported out of the Judiciary Committee favorably earlier this year! Now, it moves to the Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets. We cannot miss this opportunity to invest in access to justice at an unprecedented scale. Take action […]

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Urge Your State Representative to Co-sponsor Budget Amendment #42 and Support Language Access for All!

  Budget season is in full swing in Massachusetts, and we need you to raise your voice for language access. Earlier this week, the Massachusetts House released a supplemental budget bill (H.4479) allocating about $1 billion in federal funds. In exciting news, Chairman Antonio Cabral of New Bedford has filed an important amendment in support […]

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Urge Your Legislators to Expand Access to Justice and Support the Judiciary IT Bond Bill!

  The civil justice system is designed by lawyers and for lawyers, which means trying to navigate complex court processes without legal representation can be almost impossible. But thousands of people facing life-changing challenges like wrongful eviction or crushing debt cannot afford an attorney, so representing themselves is their only option. Contact your legislators and tell […]

Recruitment Is Open: Seeking Student Participants for a New School Discipline Study

  Last year, we published a collaborative, data-driven report which found that Black girls in Massachusetts schools are nearly 4 times more likely to be disciplined than their white counterparts. Now, we’ve brought together a Community Advisory Board – made up of students, educators, advocates, and organizations from around the state – to conduct a new study that will […]