While it is easy to feel like a citizen's voice is not heard in Washington, that is not the case in the state houses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The persistent effort of people working together can result in the passage of legislation that makes a very real difference in the lives of people in our commmunity - in being able to get a job after conviction of a crime, in limiting racial profiling by the police, in preventing eviction of tenants without just cause when the apartment complex enters foreclosure, in stopping payday lending, to name a few things.
Passing these bills takes work - visits to the state house to talk with legislators, phone calls to them, testimony in hearings. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We have created a set of resources on our website to help you use your voice to work for change. Check it out! And check it regularly - we are posting new materials every day.