From Community Labor United <[email protected]>
Subject Take action on issues that affect our communities
Date November 4, 2022 7:48 PM
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Dear allies,

There is an important election on Tuesday, November 8. We must create stronger communities by voicing our support for issues that matter to us. Mail-in voting and early voting has increased voter access significantly over the last couple of election cycles, and we thank you for utilitzing these tools to stand strongly in favor of Question 1 and 4. If you haven’t yet voted, we encourage you to vote YES on ballot questions 1 and 4 to create a fairer tax system that secures resources to invest in critical improvements to education and transportation across Massachusetts, and create safer roads by making sure all qualified drivers can obtain licenses, regardless of immigration status. Watch our Yes on 1 and 4 Labor Walk
highlights video ([link removed]) to learn more!

Help us bring transformational change to Massachusetts working families and communities by voting, early, by mail, or on election day! For more information about voting, and to find your polling location, visit ([link removed]) . Below you will find opportunities to engage and continue the fight on many issues that affect our communities and allies. Please spread the word by sharing our Facebook ([link removed]-) posts as well as following and retweeting us on Twitter ([link removed]) . You can sign up here ([link removed]) to receive regular updates from CLU.
In solidarity,
Community Labor United
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Campaign Updates

Sign our petition urging Maura Healey to prioritize safety and a low-income fare at the MBTA
Candidate for Governor, Maura Healey, has already voiced her support for a low-income fare and a safer MBTA! Sign our petition ([link removed]) urging her to ensure these priorities are reflected in her first budget as Governor.

We’re asking for Maura Healey to:
* Fully fund a low-income fare for the MBTA, and
* Designate all needed funding to ensure the MBTA is safe for workers and riders

To sign our petition to Maura Healey, visit Public Transit Public Good ([link removed]) .


Recap: Fair Share for the MBTA rally
Last week, Rep. Adrian Madaro, Sen. Lydia Edwards, and transit riders, workers, and allies rallied at Faneuil Hall to say YES on question 1! As the crisis at the MBTA mounts ahead of the November elections, we took action to call for a better future for Massachusetts public transit with the passage of Question 1 on the November ballot.
Based on the findings of our new report, Fair Share for the MBTA ([link removed]) , workers and riders showed up to affirm that passing Question 1 could pay for much-needed safety-related infrastructure and provide a stable funding source for the MBTA, making it safer and fairer for decades to come. If passed, Question 1 will create new funding for public education and transportation by requiring the rich to pay their fair share in taxes.

Victory for Torrington Properties Tenant Association
Join City Life/Vida Urbana for a celebration of an exciting new contract victory! The Tenant Association won a 5-year lease contract with the owner, which includes a 2-3% rent increase cap per year. This victory was made possible by the powerful organizing of the tenant community. Join them on Sunday, November 6 to celebrate!

Torrington Properties Tenant Association celebration
Sunday, November 6 | 4-5 p.m.
253 Hyde Park Ave, Boston, MA

Virtual MassDreams information session
Join the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) for a virtual information session about Massachusetts' new MassDREAMS program on November 10! Learn about your housing options, what’s available, initial eligibility requirements, how to get started, and more. Learn more and register today ([link removed]) !

Virtual MassDreams information session
Thursday, November 10 | 6:30 p.m.
Register on Zoom ([link removed])

Rally: Educators and Allies for Fair Share and Safer Roads
Join Ayanna Pressley Boston Teachers Union, AFT Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Teachers Association for an Educators and Allies for Fair Share and Safer Roads rally and canvass! Take action at 1 p.m. this Saturday, November 5!

Building Pathways 10th Anniversary Gala
This year, Building Pathways is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, a year delayed. For over a decade, they have been dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of under-represented groups in the union building trades, particularly women, people of color, and young adults. Their work has helped countless Massachusetts residents access opportunities that lead to lifelong, family-sustaining careers. RSVP now to attend the gala ([link removed]) .

Building Pathways 10th Anniversary Gala
Thursday, November 17 | 5:30 p.m.
RSVP here ([link removed])
In Case You Missed It

Yes on 1 and 4 Get Out the Vote Labor Walk
Last week, the Greater Boston Labor Council, Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Maura Healey, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, workers’ rights activists, and community groups joined together for a Get Out The Vote (GOTV) rally in support of Question 1 and Question 4 on the November ballot. Afterwards, attendees canvassed door-to-door to show their support for the initiatives, and to spread the word on how voting Yes on questions 1 and 4 can support working people, families, and our communities.

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