Boston Council President Michelle Wu releases policy agenda

BOSTON — Today Boston City Council President Michelle Wu released her comprehensive policy agenda for tackling income inequality, racial disparities, and climate change in the City of Boston. The agenda lays out a vision for Boston to be an affordable and welcoming home for families of all backgrounds, and a leading city in a time of uncertainty. “This policy agenda is intended to be a living document that prioritizes my work and invites continued accountability and community partnership,” Councilor Wu said. “We are at a crossroads in our city and around the country, as inequality and climate change grow more … Continue reading

Equity from City Hall to the State House

This is a busy time of year– our campaign is in full swing and less than three weeks remain before election day. I love seeing you at neighborhood gatherings, candidate forums, and catching up with you while door knocking. However, what I love most about campaigning is the chance to speak with you about the good work we’ve done, and continue to do to address the issues that matter most to you. Housing Displacement is happening in every neighborhood of our City. I consider displacement to be a public health crisis, one which requires innovative, regional solutions. This week, I joined a broad coalition … Continue reading

ACLU to testify in federal court in Boston to stop deportation of Indonesian nationals

WHAT: The American Civil Liberties Union and Nixon Peabody LLP will be in federal court in Boston to prevent the deportation of a group of Indonesian nationals, most of whom have lived in the United States for more than a decade and now face imminent removal to Indonesia where they are in grave danger of persecution, torture, or death due to their faith. The case is Devitri v. Cronen. The Boston field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had worked with a coalition of Indonesian churches in New Hampshire to encourage longstanding members of the local Indonesian community to voluntarily … Continue reading