Throughout the history of our nation, Massachusetts has set the pace for progress. Under the umbrella of our organization, we have a number of subcommittees focused on progressive legislation right here in our great state. We need your voice! Get involved with our issue-based working groups. If you have an particular issue of concern that you don't see listed below, please contact us to learn about our other partnerships and opportunities to lead a working group yourself!
ACTION TOGETHER RACIAL JUSTICE TASK FORCE
The Action Together Racial Justice Task Force connects, provides resources, and supports individuals and local groups/ networks dedicated to racial justice work. Our goal is to foster a coalition in the North Shore area that raises awareness of white privilege, and challenges assumptions about race through honest dialogue. With guidance from local and national POC led organizations, we hope to build skills that will best equip us to take effective action against racial inequity. We are committed to developing a culturally inclusive environment - all are welcome. Contact us if you'd like to get involved. You can also check out our resource list.
North Shore Reproductive Rights task force
The Action Together North Shore Reproductive Rights Task Force organizes constituents in support of legislative action at the state and federal levels, coordinates volunteer efforts, and promotes other calls to action related to reproductive health.
Our access to reproductive healthcare is in great danger. You can take action right now to protect these rights! Sign our petition to Support Massachusetts Contraceptive Access, Sexual Education and Patient Confidentiality.
To become part of the effort, join our Facebook group by sending a message to facebook.com/actiontogethernsma and note your request to become part of the Reproductive Rights Task Force.
North Shore Environmental Coalition
The North Shore Environmental Coalition (NSEC) fights for environmental protection and climate change solutions. We also connect people with each other and with established environmental groups around the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts. We empower people to use tools including the democratic process to resist climate denial and support the government infrastructure charged with protecting our environment.
Immigration and sanctuary cities working group
The Action Together North Shore Sanctuary Cities Task Force mobilizes members in support of Sanctuary City, Welcoming City, Trust Act, and other civic policies aimed at minimizing the danger of deportation to their residents. The task force also coordinates support for the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act.
If you aren’t sure if your city or town is considering a Sanctuary City ordinance, or you’d like to start a movement, we have published a guide to help you get started. We also share news and events related to immigrant rights, refugee issues, and racial and religious tolerance.
To become part of the effort, join our Facebook group by sending a message to facebook.com/actiontogethernsma and note your request to become part of the Sanctuary Cities Task Force.
Action Together MA-North Shore has created productive relationships with the offices of all of our Members of Congress; Rep. Seth Moulton, (D-MA6), Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). We collaborated with Representative Moulton’s office on an organizing meeting at Peabody High School on Dec. 11 that was attended by approximately 600 people and led to the founding of our issue-based task forces. We are actively engaged with our representatives on issues of mutual concern, including the likely repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
We are also working with our State Senators and Representatives on an issue by issue basis, and are actively encouraging people to get involved in their local town councils, town committees and school boards.
North shore for LGBTQ Equality
North Shore for LGBTQ Equality emerged from the MA 6th Congressional District Organizing meeting. We believe in equality for all, and aim to protect the rights of our LGBTQ community through impactful political action.
In recent months, there has been a massive shift in the political climate. Where we first hoped that the 45th President's administration would avoid anti-LGBTQ legislation, we've now seen the withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students and heard rumors of an anti-LGBTQ "Religious Freedom" EO. NS for LGBTQ Equality works to protect our LGBTQ community by partnering with existing organizations that are doing great work for LGBTQ rights. Join us at facebook.com/groups/lgbtqnorthshore.