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Newsletter from the Chair – January 3, 2019

HAPPY 2020! And now some news from the past couple of weeks. Our next meeting will be held on at 7:15PM, Monday, January 13 at the Congregational Church, 1180 Great Plan Ave, Needham.  There is free parking behind the church.  If you have an item you wish to discuss, please contact me as soon as [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – December 20, 2019

Happy holidays to all! The NEXT MEETING of the Task Force will be JANUARY 13, 2020 at 7:00pm (Note change in start time). Matters of Interest New Jersey has passed legislation to allow residents of NJ to obtain DRIVERS LICENSES  regardless of immigration status.  SEE:  https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nj-passes-bill-letting-those-without-documents-get-licenses/2242871/ As you may be aware, Department of Homeland Security [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – December 6, 2019

News of Interest I am certain the government will appeal this decision, but in the meantime, a great many detainees will benefit. >>. Federal District Court for MA Holds Government Bears Burden of Proof in Justifying Noncitizen’s Detention at INA §236(a) Bond Hearings; requires immigration court to consider alternatives to detention; and to consider affordability [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – November 22, 2019

Please note there will be no FROM THE CHAIR on November 29. Our next meeting will be held on December 9th at 7:15 at the Congregational Church A FAVOR: I would find it very helpful if you have an item you wish to have placed on the Agenda for the 12/9 meeting you send me [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – November 15, 2019

Our NEXT MEETING will beheld on December 9th at the Congregational Church, 1180 Great Plain Avenue, starting at 7:15pm. There is free parking behind the Church. IN THE COMMUNITY: >>. The Needham DIVERSITY SUMMIT will be held on Saturday, November 16, from 8:30am - 2;30PM at the Pollard Middle School, 200 Harris Ave. The full [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – November 8, 2019

Dont’t forget NEXT MEETING is Monday, November 11th at 7:15 at the Congregational Church. AT THE STATEHOUSE: >>. SAFE COMMUNITIES COALITION asked I send this to Task Force Members: Public Hearing Date Announced!  Monday, Dec 2nd! The Hearing will start at 10:00 AM.  The Safe Communities Coalition is planning a rally at 9:00 AM Here’s [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – November 1, 2019

IN THE COMMUNITY Ongoing: VIGIL ON THE TOWN COMMON: Georgina reports that the 5;30-6:00pm Wednesday vigils will continue until Dec 4th, after which she will take the post card writing campaign indoors. Contact her for more information (georgina@somaptandrehab.com) HEATHER YOUNTZ. is scheduled to speak at the First Parish Unitarian on Sunday, Nov. 3 @ 9:15 [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – July 5, 2019

I hope you enjoyed the fireworks on Memorial Field, the parade and related activities on the 3rd and 4th of July. So much has happened in the last ten days, with most of us left disheartened. How is it possible that the U S Government detains children without providing toothbrushes, soap, showers, hot food, medical [...]

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Newsletter from the Chair – November 30, 2018

I hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving Holiday with friends and family. I am wondering if one of you might volunteer to be the keeper of the name plates we will be using shortly.  The keeper would be responsible for issuing name plates, distributing them at meetings, collecting and retaining them after meetings. The guest [...]

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One Book One Community: In the Country We Love

The Needham Free Public Library partnered with several community organizations, including the Needham Diversity Initiative, to present "One Book One Community." The book chosen was In The Country We Love, My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero. The short video below, from The Needham Channel, discusses the book, its implications, and the book discussions being hosted [...]

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