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our vote is incredibly powerful, there wouldn’t be so many people committed to continued voter suppression if that wasn’t the truth. With one month until Election Day, we want to remind you that November 3rd is your LAST day to vote, but it is not the first day.

But it is the last day to register to vote in these states: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Before you check Facebook or Twitter, double check your voter registration, be sure that your voter information is accurate, and make a plan to safely cast your vote! If you’ve recently moved, changed your name, or turned 18, this is crucial – it only takes two minutes and your vote can change the course of history.

Our NAACP Civic Engagement Team is working around the clock to register voters in crucial states like these and we need your help to make sure every eligible voter has access to the ballot box over the next 29 days.

We have a massive $250,000 goal for our Election Day Fund. This money will fund digital ads, registration drives, poll protection monitoring, and so much more. But without the necessary resources, we’ll risk having downsizing our programs! Can you chip in $25 today to help keep us on track?


This election continues to be contentious and things are changing every day. In many states early voting has already started and more than 3 MILLION votes have been cast! That’s incredible news, but we can’t afford to take our foot off the gas now.

Everything from healthcare, racial justice, women’s rights, and LGBTQ+ rights are all on the ballot. We can only make progress on these things with high voter turnout. It’s going to take each and every one of us working together to save our democracy.

This year's election will be a defining moment in our nation's history, and it is crucial that we ensure every eligible Black voter can cast their ballot safely this November.

The NAACP is leading the fight to make sure that happens. But in order for us to be successful in our efforts, it’s crucial that supporters like you have our back.

That’s why we’re counting on you to make a generous donation to our $250,000 Election Day Fund today. Your kind gift will immediately be put to use helping our teams across the country get out the vote. We can’t do this without you!

Check your registration or register to vote by clicking here!

Let’s do this!
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Let me begin by saying that a COVID-19 diagnosis is an awful thing that far too many Americans have had to confront—including over 200,000 who have tragically died. I wish the first family and everyone at the White House who has been infected a full and swift recovery. Please, please, please — listen to the advice of medical experts, wear a mask, and follow CDC guidelines.

Last Thursday, House Democrats passed an updated version of the Heroes Act. Almost five months ago, we passed the original Heroes Act, which has been collecting dust on Mitch McConnell's desk ever since. He said it was "too big." That's laughable given the scope and severity of this pandemic. And over the last five months of his inaction, millions of Americans have been laid off, millions more have fallen ill, and tens of thousands have tragically died. Again and again House Democrats have tried to negotiate with McConnell, including our latest offer to cut $1.2 trillion out of our original package.

Our negotiations with the Administration continue, and I am hopeful that we can get this done. However, we still have significant disagreement in some key areas, and I wanted to share an update from House leadership on the state of our negotiations around five policy priorities:
Unemployment Insurance – The GOP number does not measure up to the need that we both recognize, particularly as long-term unemployment rises and families are exhausting their benefits. This is separate from our disagreement over the dollar amount for the enhanced unemployment benefit.
Schools, and State and Local Funding – The September jobs report shows that 280,000 teachers and support staff have lost their jobs in the last month alone, with more than 800,000 fewer teachers and support staff employed compared to this time last year, overwhelmingly because of the coronavirus.  We have no right to salute our heroic frontline health care workers, police, fire, sanitation, transit and teachers if we do not give them the state and local funding needed to prevent them from losing their jobs.
Children – Essential to the well-being of America’s working families is the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit. In the original Heroes Act, we allocated to $149 billion, which we have cut to $57 billion in the updated bill.  The Republican proposal had zero.  We are hopeful that the Administration will join us at our level for the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit and are awaiting a response.  In terms of child care, we have $57 billion to their $25 billion, and are pushing them to come up to the higher level.
Testing & Tracing – Finally the Administration is coming closer to our number on the funds needed for the testing and tracing that science tells us is necessary to crush the virus. However we have not yet reached agreement on the language, which is critical to ensuring that the Administration uses these funds correctly to stop the spread of the virus.
Appropriations – Many of the priorities in the bill are addressed in the appropriation section, which we have reduced to $144 billion.  The White House is suggesting cutting $44 billion more. We await the changes that they are suggesting.
Let me make one final observation -- I've heard from pundits on the news that Democrats are passing "partisan bills" and that we should just "give in" and let the Republicans have whatever they want to get this done. Let's be clear here.

First, House Democrats have compromised -- again and again. We met Senator McConnell in the middle, and then he moved the goalposts. The American people put their faith in us and gave us a majority in the House to fight for their values, not to rubber stamp McConnell's proposal which, quite frankly, is crumbs compared to the needs of our country right now.

Second, we passed a bill five months ago. Mitch McConnell sat on his hands before finally calculating that the situation had become so critical that he needed to open up discussion. His inaction resulted in untold damage to our country.

Nevertheless, we will continue to negotiate in good faith and I will keep you updated on the status of those negotiations.

Stay healthy and stay hopeful.

Sincerely,
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Member of Congress
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Let me begin by saying that a COVID-19 diagnosis is an awful thing that far too many Americans have had to confront—including over 200,000 who have tragically died. I wish the first family and everyone at the White House who has been infected a full and swift recovery. Please, please, please — listen to the advice of medical experts, wear a mask, and follow CDC guidelines.

Last Thursday, House Democrats passed an updated version of the Heroes Act. Almost five months ago, we passed the original Heroes Act, which has been collecting dust on Mitch McConnell's desk ever since. He said it was "too big." That's laughable given the scope and severity of this pandemic. And over the last five months of his inaction, millions of Americans have been laid off, millions more have fallen ill, and tens of thousands have tragically died. Again and again House Democrats have tried to negotiate with McConnell, including our latest offer to cut $1.2 trillion out of our original package.

Our negotiations with the Administration continue, and I am hopeful that we can get this done. However, we still have significant disagreement in some key areas, and I wanted to share an update from House leadership on the state of our negotiations around five policy priorities:
Unemployment Insurance – The GOP number does not measure up to the need that we both recognize, particularly as long-term unemployment rises and families are exhausting their benefits. This is separate from our disagreement over the dollar amount for the enhanced unemployment benefit.
Schools, and State and Local Funding – The September jobs report shows that 280,000 teachers and support staff have lost their jobs in the last month alone, with more than 800,000 fewer teachers and support staff employed compared to this time last year, overwhelmingly because of the coronavirus.  We have no right to salute our heroic frontline health care workers, police, fire, sanitation, transit and teachers if we do not give them the state and local funding needed to prevent them from losing their jobs.
Children – Essential to the well-being of America’s working families is the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit. In the original Heroes Act, we allocated to $149 billion, which we have cut to $57 billion in the updated bill.  The Republican proposal had zero.  We are hopeful that the Administration will join us at our level for the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit and are awaiting a response.  In terms of child care, we have $57 billion to their $25 billion, and are pushing them to come up to the higher level.
Testing & Tracing – Finally the Administration is coming closer to our number on the funds needed for the testing and tracing that science tells us is necessary to crush the virus. However we have not yet reached agreement on the language, which is critical to ensuring that the Administration uses these funds correctly to stop the spread of the virus.
Appropriations – Many of the priorities in the bill are addressed in the appropriation section, which we have reduced to $144 billion.  The White House is suggesting cutting $44 billion more. We await the changes that they are suggesting.
Let me make one final observation -- I've heard from pundits on the news that Democrats are passing "partisan bills" and that we should just "give in" and let the Republicans have whatever they want to get this done. Let's be clear here.

First, House Democrats have compromised -- again and again. We met Senator McConnell in the middle, and then he moved the goalposts. The American people put their faith in us and gave us a majority in the House to fight for their values, not to rubber stamp McConnell's proposal which, quite frankly, is crumbs compared to the needs of our country right now.

Second, we passed a bill five months ago. Mitch McConnell sat on his hands before finally calculating that the situation had become so critical that he needed to open up discussion. His inaction resulted in untold damage to our country.

Nevertheless, we will continue to negotiate in good faith and I will keep you updated on the status of those negotiations.

Stay healthy and stay hopeful.

Sincerely,
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Dear Friends,
We are approaching a dangerous housing and public health crisis.

Governor Baker has decided to END the Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium on October 17.

This will enable the 10,000 eviction cases frozen by the April Moratorium to go forward in Court and many thousands of other cases owners will file against tenants who have fallen behind on rent due to unemployment during the pandemic. Unfortunately, many tenants decide to move when they get an Eviction Notice or the Summons to Court because they don't understand their rights, can't afford a lawyer, or are afraid of the courts.

***The last thing we need during a pandemic public health crisis and colder months is thousands of people doubling up with others or going to shelters or the streets.

How you can help prevent this:

Community, housing, union groups are supporting and campaigning to get the Legislature to pass House 5018 (formerly H 4878) and Senate 2831, An Act to Guarantee Housing Stability During the COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery

It would extend eviction and foreclosure protections for tenants for a year, extend forbearance to homeowners and small landlords owning 15 or less units.....see the attachment for all the provisions of the bill and other back up material on the case for the bill.

**1. Please call your state representative and state senator and ask them to speak to Speaker DeLeo and Senate President Spilka to bring this legislation to a vote now.

**2. Please call and email others in your organization about them making such a call.

**3. AND IF you know anyone or your group has members in these communities, see below, have them call to one of these "Big 5" legislative leaders:

 a. Revere and Winthrop residents for House Speaker Robert DeLeo

b. North End, West End, Chinatown, Northern South End residents for House Ways and Means Chair, Representative Aaron Michlewitz

    c.  Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick, precincts 1 to 5, inclusive, and 8, in the county of Middlesex; and the towns of Franklin, precincts 5, 6, and 8, and Medway residents for Senate President Karen Spilka

   d. Fall River and the towns of Freetown, Somerset, Swansea and Westport in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Lakeville and Rochester residents for Senate Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodrigues

    e. Quincy, Holbrook, Weymouth residents for House Majority Leader Rep. Ron Mariano

We are also asking the Governor to commit several hundred million to assistance for tenants and homeowners to help pay the rents and mortgages out of $818 Million in federal CARES Act funds they have not spent yet.

SAMPLE LETTER or EMail TO LEGISLATORS & PHONE CALLS TO LEGISLATORS

Dear Representative/Senator_____,

We need your help to pass House 5018 (formerly H 4878) and Senate 2831, An Act to Guarantee Housing Stability During the COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery.

Governor Baker is ending the Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium on October 17.

So we need the Legislature to pass this bill to extend protections for tenants, homeowners, and small landlords. It would extend eviction and foreclosure protections for tenants and homeowners for a year if they’ve lost income because of COVID-19,  extend forbearance to homeowners and small landlords owning 15 or less units.

If this bill is not passed, the 10,000 eviction cases put on hold by the Moratorium in April will proceed along with many thousands more against tenants who haven't been able to pay all the rent due during this time of high unemployment. During the public health emergency of COVID-19 pandemic and with approaching cold weather, we don't need people being evicted and then doubling up with others or going to shelters or the streets.

**We need you to as soon as possible speak to Speaker Robert DeLeo or Senate President Karen Spilka about scheduling this bill for a vote very soon.

Please call or email Devra at (215) 764-9895   Devra@worcester-interfaith.org

Other groups from the Homes for MA Coalition and allies are also working on this campaign along with supportive legislators.

 Thanks for considering this.
Sincerely,
Isabel Gonzalez-Webster
 
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ADCARE PROVIDES VIRTUAL HEALTHY PARENTING IN RECOVERY GROUPS

(October 1, 2020) -- At a time when many families are experiencing adversity amidst colliding COVID-19 and opioid epidemics, AdCare is providing virtual Healthy Parenting Groups to help parents in recovery from substance use improve their parenting skills and relationships.

Substance use often impacts one’s ability to parent effectively.  This is due to factors such as impairment caused by alcohol and drugs, difficulties controlling anger, and the amount of time spent away from children while seeking and using substances.

AdCare’s parenting groups help parents recognize the negative effects of substance use on parenting, gain valuable parenting skills, and learn how to make healthy parenting choices.  The group setting also helps foster therapeutic connection among parents in recovery that share similar physiological, emotional, mental health and spiritual needs.

For an assessment and to enroll in a healthy parenting group, call the AdCare Outpatient Program nearest you.
Healthy Parenting Groups are offered at AdCare:
North Dartmouth 508-999-1102
Quincy 617-328-0639
Worcester 508-453-3053
Warwick, RI 401-732-1500.


Experience matters.  For 45 years, AdCare has provided individuals and families with life-changing substance use treatment. In addition to a level-4 hospital in Worcester, MA, AdCare has a residential program in North Kingstown, RI, and outpatient programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island that also provide virtual treatment.  AdCare … Your Recovery Begins Here.
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Friend,

As the coronavirus pandemic and continued systemic racism plague the Black community, our very lives are on the ballot in this year’s election. It is not enough for any one of us to simply vote, however. In this time of crisis, each of us is obligated to make sure that all people in our communities vote. We’re asking you to commit right now to volunteer in the fall to encourage less-engaged Black voters to vote.

In the weeks before Election Day on November 3rd, the NAACP will mobilize leaders in communities across the country to make sure that Black voters do not sit out this election. We’re asking voters like you to call and text Black voters who vote less frequently and encourage them to exercise their power at the ballot box. Research shows that nothing mobilizes our vote more than Black voters encouraging and reminding other Black voters to vote, and we need your help to make sure our voices are heard.

Our mobilization program will provide you with resources and a list of the names and phone numbers of up to 20 infrequent Black voters for you to contact. The common history and current challenges of our community bring us together and infuse broad trust in the conversations among us, whether we are friends or strangers, and no matter the distance of our relationships or where we live in the country.

We’ve done the homework and worked with data scientists this year to analyze where our communities need your help and where Black votes will have the greatest impact on election outcomes. We have identified a dozen states where your commitment to volunteer can change the course of history and save the lives of friends and family and the people in our communities all across the country.

Can we count on you to help mobilize our vote in this year’s election? Will you join us by calling and texting voters in the states where our communities and our country need your commitment?

Please visit www.naacp.org/volunteer now to sign up!

For more information about this program, you can visit www.naacp.org/volunteeror call us at 1-888-984-2510 (Mon-Fri).

Our Lives Depend On It.

 
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Together we can do great things. We must continue to push forward regardless of all adversity and challenges we face. Lets keep pushing for greatness. 


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