MIRA in the media

As the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees, we serve as a key resource for journalists covering issues that affect the lives of Massachusetts’ more than 1 million foreign-born residents. We also seek to empower immigrants and their allies through media trainings and communications support.

If you're a journalist looking to interview MIRA staff and/or get background materials or suggested sources for a story, please contact our Director of Communications, Marion Davis, at mdavis[at]miracoalition.org, (617) 350-5480, x204, or on her cell: (781) 654-5160. Sign up here for our media list. 

If you are an immigrant or ally looking to add your voice to the debate, you can find guidance on how to write an op-ed, or write a letter to the editor. Note that these materials are being updated.

Below are selected stories quoting MIRA staff or covering MIRA activities. Click here for coverage of Welcoming New Hampshire. 

2018

Advocates urge Massachusetts budget negotiators to include immigrant protections
MassLive, July 11, 2018

DeLeo: 'Very difficult' to pass immigrant enforcement bill in House
State House News Service (multiple outlets), July 11, 2018

Pioneer Valley students take action towards immigrants rights at State House
WWLP 22 News, July 11, 2018

Manifestantes piden protecciones para inmigrantes
Telemundo Boston, July 11, 2018

Lawmakers race to complete work on budget, other major bills
Associated Press (multiple outlets), July 10, 2018

Boston evalúa derecho al voto para personas no ciudadanas
Telemundo Boston, July 9, 2018

Immigration and my own DNA ancestry, a newly found identity
The Rainbow Times, July 5, 2018

Protesters gather at Statehouse to protect immigrant families
Sampan, July 2, 2018

Dear Reader: Boston stood up
DigBoston, June 26, 2018

Run For All 2 aids area refugees
Wicked Local, June 26, 2018

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey joins lawsuit suing Trump administration over family separation of migrants
MassLive and The Republican, June 21, 2018

Massachusetts, other states to sue Trump administration over family separations
WHDH Channel 7, June 21, 2018

Local immigrant advocates see pain of separated families
New Bedford Standard-Times, June 21, 2018

Massachusetts Playbook
POLITICO, June 21, 2018

Activists flood State House in Boston to protest family separations
The Boston Globe, June 20, 2018

Hundreds rally at Massachusetts Statehouse against Trump family separation immigration policy
MassLive, June 20, 2018

Cientos de manifiestan contra la política migratoria
Telemundo Boston, June 20, 2018

Family separations spur massive rally, Trump issues new order
State House News Service (multiple outlets), June 20, 2018

‘Immigrants are welcome here.’ Hundreds in Boston protest family separation policy
WCVB (ABC5), June 20, 2018

Dozens of W. Mass immigrants, residents rally for immigration rights in Boston
Western Mass. News, June 20, 2018

Protesters at State House: ‘Immigrants are welcome here’
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Rally held for immigrant protections
BNN News, June 20, 2018

Protesters against separation of immigrant families gather at Mass. State House
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Protester urges lawmakers to protect immigrants and their families
NECN / NBC10, June 20, 2018

Outraged over a crisis at the border, protesters rally at the State House
Boston Magazine, June 20, 2018

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Writing an op-ed

Getting an op-ed published is a big deal. Op-eds are typically considered the second most influential items in a newspaper (after the official editorials). Each newspaper generally has its own policy for submission and publication. Be sure to examine the individual website before you get started.

Read more: Writing an op-ed