RISE Victory! Plus Call-In Day

Say NO To Trump’s Deportation Machine! Deporting millions of people isn’t cheap, and it isn’t easy. That’s why the Trump administration has been sowing fear in our communities, spreading lies and bullying immigrants and those who support them. And they’re trying to get local police and county sheriffs to do the job of federal ICE…

How to Fight the Tax Scam

No doubt you’ve heard about the Republican’s disgraceful tax bill making its way through Congress. Different versions have been passed by the Senate and the House, so Republicans are currently working behind closed doors to come up with a compromise version that both chambers will then have to pass. The odds are long, but the fight isn’t over yet. There…

RISE Receives Official Recognition from Boston City Council

RISE is honored to receive this official resolution of appreciation from the Boston City Council! Special thanks to Councilor Tim McCarthy for offering it and to Lee Blasi for presenting it at our birthday party. Thanks also to Michelle Wu (Rozzie resident!), Matt O’Malley, Ayanna Pressley and the entire Council for their support during our first year. Here is the text of…

RISE Birthday Party & Community Meeting / Junta Comunitaria y Fiesta de Cumpleaños

RISE Community Meeting and Birthday Party Tuesday, November 28, 6:30pm Our Birthday Party/Meeting was well attended and the discussion led to several ideas for RISE and how to make our community better. Check out the slideshow below detailing all RISE has accomplished in one year! rise birthday powerpt Free childcare and interpretation (Spanish-English and Haitian…

Criminal Justice Reform Bill being debated now, your help is needed

Many of you are aware that Massachusetts Senate Judiciary Committee recently issued its omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Bill S.2170. Now is the time for us to help to get this Bill passed!  Our Working Group has been learning about this issue from JP Progressives, Jobs Not Jails, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO),…

A Special Invitation from Senator Rush

State Senator Rush wants to call you personally! Last spring, the RISE Immigrant Rights Working Group scheduled a meeting with the Senator on June 6, which he unfortunately had to cancel about a week before it happened. We went ahead anyway and had a great conversation about the Safe Communities Act and the complexity of immigration with the…

RISE Leadership Team

RISE has a Leadership Team! On September 25,  2017, 19 people met and confirmed a slate of nine people to serve on the team. Congrats to Aileen Montour, Alejandro Rodriguez, Andy Lesser-Gonzalez, Ingrid Lechuga de Hernandez, Jaime Pullen, Larry Bayer, Maria Hernandez, Mary Harman and Sarah Byrnes. This team will serve for six months, and…

Children’s Immigration Story Project

RISE (Roslindale IS for Everyone) and the Roslindale Community Fund are sponsoring lending libraries of the following six books for use with children and families at the Roslindale Library, ABCD HeadStart, Casserly House, Sumner School, and other family-oriented centers in the neighborhood. Click here to sponsor a book or a set of books, or buy one for…