Move To Amend

mtalogoMove to Amend is a national organization with a local chapter in Greater Boston. Several ESB members are active in this group. The fundamental principles of the group are:

  • Corporations are not people.
  • Money is not speech.

The group advocates changes to the Constitution that would deny corporations the rights that are granted to individuals. They further believe that it is in the best interests of the nation to allow Congress to regulate excessive election spending.

The group holds monthly meetings, usually in Cambridge. Visit http://gbmta.org for updates. The next meeting is at 7PM on March 20, 2014, in the Democracy Center on Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge.

Jobs with Justice

jobs-with-justice1 In March, Gillian Mason of Jobs with Justice spoke to ESB about the campaign to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts. The organization is fighting for workers rights and a just economy. It is working to improve labor practices of large employers like Walmart, to further protections for immigrant workers, to transform the long- term care system in the country, and to reform student debt.

To get involved with Jobs with Justice, visit their site at:
 http://www.jwj.org/take-action.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

fammIn March, Barbara Dougan of FAMM spoke to ESB about the problem of mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes, which overcrowd our prisons with non-violent offenders, and destroy the lives of disadvantaged individuals.

FAMM has a variety of ways to get involved. You can make a donation, join their mailing list to stay up to date on sentencing laws, and learn how to advocate for change.

Visit http://famm.org/get-involved/ for details.