“On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters gathered on the Boston Common and raised their voices against hate and racial injustice. Organized and led by Black women, the march was one of the largest anti-racist gatherings in the city’s history.
The ACLU of MA was where we should be: defending freedom of speech for all and exercising our collective speech in solidarity against racism and white supremacy.
Protest is powerful and powerfully necessary. Now is the time to turn from protest to policy reform. Join us for the ACLU Lobby Day on Wednesday, September 27.
It is not enough to stand against those who embody white supremacy in its most explicit, distilled, and inflammatory form.
White supremacy is reflected in the racial injustice at the heart of the war on drugs, unjust sentencing schemes, anti-immigrant dragnets, disproportionate surveillance of communities of color, unequal access to reproductive health care, and voter suppression. It’s everywhere, and the job of freedom-loving people to pull it up by its roots.
At the ACLU Freedom Agenda Lobby Day, we’ll come together again to make concrete demands for racial justice, including criminal justice reform, defense of immigrants, and expansion of voting rights for all.
It’s time to take our message to people in power – from the Boston Common to the State House. Whether you showed up on Saturday in body or spirit, join us now as we turn from protest to policy reform.
All of us together – you, the ACLU, and our more than 100,000 supporters across the Commonwealth – must stand four-square in defense of liberty and equal justice for all. RSVP today. Your state lawmakers need to hear from you!
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