Organizations NLG MDC Worked with in 2017
Our work with the Mass Defense Committee (MDC) is only as important and effective as the organizations who are doing the work to build movement and resist oppression. We feel privileged to work with so many incredible groups in Massachusetts, and wanted to share a few of the organizations we have been lucky enough to work alongside.
COSECHA (www.lahuelga.com) Cosecha is a non-violent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The name, “harvest” in Spanish, honors the long tradition of farmworker organizing and the present-day pain of the thousands of undocumented workers whose labor continues to feed the country. Committed to winning real victories for our community, Cosecha believes in using non-cooperation to leverage the power of immigrant labor and consumption and force a meaningful shift in public opinion.
IfNotNow (www.ifnotnowmovement.org) IfNotNow is a movement working towards an American Jewish community that stands for freedom and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians by ending its support for the occupation.
Pioneer Valley Workers Center (www.pvworkerscenter.org) The Center builds power with low-wage and immigrant workers throughout Western Mass. and organizes to build community and win real change in the lives of working people.
Solidarity Lowell (www.solidaritylowell.com) Solidarity Lowell is a coalition of community members of Greater Lowell working towards social justice and standing together against hate and discrimination.
Mass. Bail Fund (www.massbailfund.org) The Massachusetts Bail Fund pays up to $500 bail so that low-income people can stay free while they work towards resolving their case, allowing individuals, families, and communities to stay productive, together, and stable. The Fund is committed to the harm reduction of freeing individuals serving pre-trial sentences, and to abolishing pre-trial detention in the long-term.
Mass. Jobs With Justice (www.massjwj.net) Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor, faith, and student organizations working together to build unity and support for the struggles of working people.
Black Lives Matter – Boston and Cambridge Chapters (www.blacklivesmatter.com) The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
City Life/Vida Urbana (www.clvu.org) City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power. City Life/Vida Urbana promotes individual empowerment, develops community leaders and builds collective power to effect systemic change and transform society.
Mass 350 (www.350.org) 350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350’s network extends to 188 countries.
Climate Disobedience Center (www.climatedisobedience.org) The Climate Disobedience Center exists to support a growing community of climate dissidents who take the risk of action, grounded in love, commensurate with the scale and urgency of the crisis.