NEW- Branch Libraries Support Boston’s Diverse Neighborhoods!
The Professional Staff Association AFT believes that the librarians who actually work with the public in our communities are much better suited to select the books for their branches and are also much more responsive to neighborhood needs and interests. We need a better collection development plan that will move the Boston Public Library forward toward greater equity, not backward. Please help by sending the following point-and-click email to Library President David Leonard.
Mutual Aid for Hungry Union Members
Local 26 has been raising funds to distribute grocery store gift cards to laid-off workers, but at this point, the amount of need is so great that we have a waiting list of over 650 union members who have applied for and not yet been able to receive a grocery store card. The UNITE HERE Support and Education fund is a 501c(3), and donations will go to buy grocery store cards for hospitality workers. The link to donate is here.
Tell Governor Baker to Sign Police Reform Legislation
This week the Legislature passed a bill that takes serious steps toward answering those calls — and includes reforms proposed by a diverse array of advocates and elected officials, including Governor Baker himself. The end of session is coming up fast and Governor Baker must act now to approve these common-sense reforms supported by large majorities of Massachusetts residents. Click here to write a letter and make your voice heard!
Fund for Community Activists Displaced by a Fire
Eight Dorchester community residents were displaced by a fire right before Thanksgiving. If anyone would like to support their recovery, please consider donating.