MA JWJ Campaign News and Action Alerts

Elizabeth Warren Comes Out as No On 2!
September 27, 2016 - 11:08am

Warren as quoted in the Boston Globe,  "I will be voting no on Question 2. Many charter schools in Massachusetts are producing extraordinary results for our students, and we should celebrate the hard work of those teachers and spread what’s working to other schools.

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Puerto Rico's Wall Street Vultures and the Secret Money Behind Question 2
September 22, 2016 - 11:36am

Centerbridge Partners is a vulture fund that’s heavily invested Puerto Rico’s debt. Last summer, Centerbridge commissioned a report to push Puerto Rico to close more schools, lay off more teachers and make deeper cuts in basic support so they could make huge  profits. Some 200 schools have been closed, and millions cut from education.

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Out-of-State Bigwigs Back Charters
September 14, 2016 - 7:57am

Check out this important article just published by The Boston Herald that traces most of the money being used to fund the campaign to lift the cap on chater schools back to just four billionaires - including the Wal-Mart family. 

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2,000 Strong in Boston to Raise Up America with Good Jobs
September 13, 2016 - 2:23pm

Thousands turned out to a rally on the Boston Common in support of the more than 13,000 New England area janitors whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the month. Calling for more full-time jobs so workers can qualify for health care benefits, as well a cost-of-living wage increase, SEIU union and community members came from New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, and Connecticut to support SEIU District 615.  

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