Immigrants’ Day at the State House 2017

IDSH2017 flyerMIRA is thrilled to host the 21st annual Immigrants’ Day at the State House. This is an annual event that celebrates the progress and contributions immigrants have made to Massachusetts. It is the largest immigrant advocacy day in the Commonwealth, and usually one of the largest advocacy days of any kind inside of the State House.

This year, with so much at stake for immigrants and refugees, we expect our highest attendance yet at activities throughout the day. Don’t miss it! Register here so we know you're coming.

Immigrants, refugees and their supporters will come together to advocate for their priorities, including the Safe Communities Act, key budget provisions, and other bills that are important to Massachusetts’ 1 million foreign-born people.

The speaking program, at 9:50 a.m. in the Hall of Flags, will include a keynote address by Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone; remarks by Senate President Stan Rosenberg, MIRA Executive Director Eva Millona, and State Rep. Juana Matías and Sen. James Eldridge, lead sponsors of the Safe Communities Act; as well as testimonies by three members of the immigrant and refugee community.

Download the event agenda, print flyers (English, Spanish and Portuguese), learn key facts about Massachusetts’ immigrant community, and make sure to make an appointment with one or more of your legislators! Group leaders, download packets here.

If you can’t make it for the speaking program or go visit a legislator, make sure to JOIN THE RALLY outside at noon!