Racial & Housing Justice

SIGN OUR LETTER IN RESPONSE TO THE ROXBURY PREP OPPOSITION PETITION: A group of concerned RISE members have penned a letter that is now being circulated widely for signatures, to be submitted to a range of local papers and elected officials. If you agree that the language that the most vocal opponents to the school…

Make a Call for a Safe Roslindale and Safe Massachusetts

RISE’s Immigrant Rights Working Group is a strong supporter of the Safe Communities Act, state legislation that would protect the health, civil rights and safety of all state residents in a time of unprecedented targeting of immigrants. We are working with the Safe Communities Coalition to get this bill passed! The bill had overwhelming support…

RISE Delegation Meets with Senator Mike Rush, June 8

On June 6, RISE brought together neighbors to share their thoughts about the Safe Communities Act with Senator Mike Rush. Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict the Senator could not attend. But RISE members shared testimony with the 180+ neighbors in attendance, as well as aides to Senator Rush and Rep. Liz Malia, and Representative…

Videos: RISE Asks Senator Mike Rush to Co-Sponsor the Safe Communities Act

On June 6, RISE brought together neighbors to share their thoughts about the Safe Communities Act with Senator Mike Rush. Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict the Senator could not attend. But RISE members shared testimony with the 180+ neighbors in attendance, as well as aides to Senator Rush and Rep. Liz Malia, and Representative…

Faith Communities

The Faith Communities Working Group strives to be a conduit for local faith communities and RISE, in order to share information and events that foster relationship-building, and develop our inter-connectedness.

Immigration in the Age of Trump: RISE Meeting with Senator Rush

Important update – Rep. Liz Malia will attend tomorrow night’s Immigrant Rights Meeting – thank you Rep. Malia! Senator Mike Rush had a scheduling conflict and is sending an aide in his place. Your presence is more important now than ever – join us to send the message that Roslindale really is for Everyone! ~…

Why Obamacare Defeated Trumpcare

by Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine, March 24, 2017 Read the article. Posted by: David Gallogly Summary: This is a terrific summary of the issues and ideology around health care and why efforts by the Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare failed.

EPA emerges as major target after Trump solicits policy advice from industry

By Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, 4/16/2017 Read the article From: Justine Summary: This article discusses how the Trump administration is proposing significant regulatory changes that were recommended by manufacturers and trade associations Relevance: Favoring the point of view of industry represents a political shift and undermines the purpose of regulations, which is to ensure that…

This time Congress is not Helping Trump Destroy the Planet

By Rebecca Leber, Mother Jones, April 13, 2017 Read the article From: Justine Summary: This article discusses the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a 1996 law that lets Congress overturn federal rulemaking with a simple majority vote. The Trump administration is using this law to work toward overturning regulations passed by the Obama administration. Relevance: The…