January 9, 2019

Local Democrats mainly warm to Warren’s prez move

Dorchester resident and co-director of the Massachusetts Communities Action Network, Lew Finfer, said Warren’s experience in finance reform is a boon. “I don’t think there’s any candidate that knows more…

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January 9, 2019

COMMENTARY: NORTH SHORE LOW WAGE EARNERS GET SOME MORE RESPECT

In 2017 and 2018, the Lynn-based Essex County Community Organization (ECCO) joined the Raise Up MA coalition of labor, faith, and community groups to collect more than 346,000 signatures to…

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December 28, 2018

Fighting for Social Justice: Isabel M. Gonzalez-Webster new head of Worcester Interfaith

The organization recently completed a strategic planning process that included gathering input from hundreds of residents and also partnered with Massachusetts Communities Action Network, granting it access to resources and…

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December 21, 2018

Rollins brings mandate for change – and blunt style – to Suffolk DA’s job

Danielle Williams is an organizer with the Massachusetts Communities Action Network, a coalition of faith-based groups that received grant funding in advance of the election to do outreach in Boston’s…

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December 2, 2018

THREE PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION

We know our community. Undocumented immigrants are our aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors. They sit in the pews with us during worship services. Their children are our children’s classmates. They…

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December 2, 2018

Three Perspectives on Immigration

We have an economy that is dependent on immigrant labor. Immigrants represent 15 percent of the population of Essex County but constitute: 19 percent of manufacturing workers, 19 percent of…

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November 27, 2018

MIT Media Lab announces this year’s Disobedience Prize winners: #MeToo and #MeTooSTEM

For the second year now, the MIT Media Lab has awarded a “Disobedience Prize” of $250,000, no strings attached, awarded to people whose disobedient work has benefitted society; this year’s…

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