Immigrants in Massachusetts can be a powerful political force. About 1 in 11 state residents – 1 in 7 in Boston – is a naturalized U.S. citizen. Add the U.S.-born children of immigrants and the thousands of citizens who have mobilized to fight for immigrant rights across our Commonwealth, and we have a political force to be reckoned with.
So let’s use that power to effect change!
For the 2018 election, MIRA is doing two things: 1) helping voters choose by providing videos, Q&As and other informational materials; and 2) getting out the immigrant (and pro-immigrant) vote through canvasses and phone banks – both for the Sept. 4 primaries, and for the Nov. 6 election.
Below is a list of the races for which we’ve produced videos so far.
With hundreds of candidates on the ballot, we can’t cover everything, so we’ve prioritized contested races in particularly immigrant-rich districts. You can access all the videos on our Facebook page. Watch, read and please share!
Rep. Richard Neal (pending) • Tahirah Amatul-Wadud (pending)
Note: We will be reaching out to Republicans and to candidates in a wider array of races after the Sept. 4 primary.