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  • ImageGen children homeless | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    advancement of social economic and racial justice Mission History Trainings Resource Library About Mission History Staff Did you hear Trainings Upcoming Events Monthly Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos ImageGen children homeless by admin on

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?attachment_id=1648 (2016-02-09)
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  • advocates | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Boston education officials to focus on improving quality Will Boston finally respond to parents demands Featured Resources Trainings Speak Up to Protect Children Experiencing Homelessness Participate in Public Hearings in Springfield and Boston by admin on Oct 15 2012 No Comments The Department of Housing and Community Development DHCD has adopted emergency regulations barring most homeless families with children from emergency shelter unless they first sleep in a place not meant for human habitation Families are being left with no safe place to stay as a result of this restrictive policy AcrossMassachusetts families are sleeping in Featured Protesters Chain Wheelchairs Together Halt Traffic in Beacon Hill to Fight MBTA Fare Hikes by admin on Jun 24 2012 No Comments From City News Transit activists in wheelchairs chained themselves together and blocked traffic in front of the State House Monday to protest part of Governor Deval Patrick s plan to raise fares for certain MBTA services The move was one of the more extreme protests held since the T first announced it would spike the price to use the Featured Uncategorized VOTE 17 and the Lowell Sun by admin on Jun 21 2012 No Comments You can t beat this kind of Editorial from the Lowell Sun in part An Open Letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo Dear Mr Speaker we know you are busy putting the finishing touches on the state s fiscal 2013 budget We know you are working hard with your House and Senate colleagues every day to get things Featured Vote 17 in Lowell Getting Ready for the Rally by admin on Jun 18 2012 No Comments I think there will be some dancing in Nurse s Hall at the State House on June 28th when the Teens from United Teen Equality Center come to ask all

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  • homelessness | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    better alternatives The money quote came from Chris Norris executive director of the advocacy Uncategorized And Then We March by admin on Nov 28 2012 No Comments A Call to Action from our friends at Rosie s place Let s take it to the streets On Wednesday December 12 at 12 00 noon we will gather at the closed gate of the Massachusetts State House right across from the famous Robert Gould Shaw Monument and march around the block to the DHCD office 100 advocacy Featured A Found Poem to Read to Your Children After Thanksgiving by admin on Nov 22 2012 No Comments THE CHILDREN AND I NEED SHELTER LAST NIGHT WE SLEPT IN A CAR Massachusetts found poem Where were you sleeping before you slept in the car How many nights have you spent in the car Were your children with you Do you own the car Do you have the keys to the car advocacy Featured Uncategorized Dance the Aadvo cats 2 Step for the Homeless on Black Friday by admin on Nov 20 2012 No Comments You remember Tommy Finneran He was forever complaining about the aadvo cats two step that started off by lobbying to

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  • 16 Candles and a Ballot in Lowell | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Partners Resource Library Publications Videos advocacy Featured Teens Uncategorized 16 Candles and a Ballot in Lowell by admin on Nov 30 2012 1 35 am No Comments Vote 17 Lowell still working at setting an example for the rest of the country We were very happy to be featured in the The New York Times Upfront magazine for students all across the country to read about our efforts to lower the voting age in Lowell from the Free Library In 2009 city budget cuts forced the layoff of dozens of teachers and the elimination of several classes at Lowell High School in Lowell Massachusetts That didn t sit well with some Lowell students who decided to do something about it First on their agenda Winning the right to vote in the city s municipal elections so they could help choose the school board Three years later after intensive lobbying by the students a bill to lower the voting age from 18 to 17 in Lowell s elections is being debated in the Massachusetts State House in Boston Although the U S Constitution says 18 year olds must be permitted to vote states can set a lower voting age even for

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=1688 (2016-02-09)
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  • advocacy | Page 2 | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    take it to the streets On Wednesday December 12 at 12 00 noon we will gather at the closed gate of the Massachusetts State House right across from the famous Robert Gould Shaw Monument and march around the block to the DHCD office 100 advocacy Featured Resources Uncategorized Taxes for Transportation Human Services Chopped Liver by admin on Nov 25 2012 No Comments News Nearly six years after a bipartisan commission sounded the alarm about a transportation system in a crisis so severe that it carried a shortfall of nearly 1 billion a year Governor Deval Patrick will ask lawmakers to solve the problem with a plan that includes higher taxes Comment Are we serious about fulling funding advocacy Featured A Found Poem to Read to Your Children After Thanksgiving by admin on Nov 22 2012 No Comments THE CHILDREN AND I NEED SHELTER LAST NIGHT WE SLEPT IN A CAR Massachusetts found poem Where were you sleeping before you slept in the car How many nights have you spent in the car Were your children with you Do you own the car Do you have the keys to the car advocacy Featured Uncategorized Dance the Aadvo cats 2 Step

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  • Taxes for Transportation — Human Services Chopped Liver? | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    of nearly 1 billion a year Governor Deval Patrick will ask lawmakers to solve the problem with a plan that includes higher taxes Comment Are we serious about fulling funding our human infrastructure too Thanks to Sondra Peskoe for this insight The Commonwealth needs additional revenues for more than transportation our education human services and healthcare systems are also in need of additional funds Therefore this seems like a wasted

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=1663 (2016-02-09)
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  • Dance the Aadvo- cats 2 Step for the Homeless on Black Friday | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    food and warm clothes For years we kept up the aadvo cats two step and he kept up trying to stop the music but only succeeded in slowing us down a little But that was our Tommy Finneran a proud protector of the public purse who worried regularly about the cost of our advocacy to reform and repair the public infrastructure of programs that supported families during hard economic times On the other hand Tom was always willing to fix broken sections if we were able to document a compelling and sympathetic problem and present an effective and affordable solution So here we are almost 20 years later with another public official an this one a former advocate himself worrying about our advocacy to reform and repair the 50 yer old public infrastructure of programs that provide families a path to safe and affordable housing This quote is from the Globe s Yvonne Abraham article on the shelter crisis Obviously we want to maintain a strong safety net said Aaron Gornstein undersecretary for Housing and Community Development But we also want to make sure we re spending taxpayer dollars wisely investing in prevention and permanent housing and that emergency shelter is a last resort State officials seem entirely wedded to the notion that almost everybod y has somewhere to stay even when they say they don t They say this is based on experience that their past investigations have shown people can almost always find someone to take them in So strong is the belief that homeless women and children can find another person to take them in that the Administration is resisting modifying the current regulations to allow people to get into a shelter if they are imminent risk of living in space that is unfit for human habitation

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=1640 (2016-02-09)
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  • Featured | Page 2 | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    being left with no safe place to stay as a result of this restrictive policy AcrossMassachusetts families are sleeping in Featured Resources Trainings Uncategorized Organizing for Change Reorganizing Your Internal Resources by admin on Oct 15 2012 No Comments I bet you can think of 10 MORE reasons why your organization might not want to spend the time and energy to reorganize you existing resources in order plan and implement a campaign to promote positive policy change in your town in your county or in your state I can hear the groans from here Featured Uncategorized The Remarkable Redistricting Coalition of Color Works Hard and Wins by admin on Sep 10 2012 No Comments Here they are led at this event by the remarkable Cheryl Crawford of Mass Vote Back in June they sent this memo Stop the Packing and Cracking in Boston From The Redistricting Coalition of Color Chinese Progressive Association MassVOTE NAACP Oiste and Project Hip Hop Chairmen and Members of the Redistricting Committee There is no Featured Resources Uncategorized Renee Loth on the Value of Public Sector Jobs by admin on Sep 1 2012 No Comments In an excerpt from her excellent op ed in the Sept 1 Globe Renee Loth reported If public employment had held steady during the recovery period according to some estimates today s unemployment rate would be 7 8 percent instead of the current 8 3 Why is a tennis pro at a private club any more useful to the Featured Teens Trainings Uncategorized Summer Leadership Program at Catholic Charities St Peter s Teen Center by admin on Sep 1 2012 No Comments These great kids not only made it to an 8 30 am Leadership Program at Catholic Charities St Peter s Teen Center in Dorchester every morning but they stayed

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