Residents Telling Congressman Lynch to Close Detention Camps

Local grassroots organization JP Progressives will be visiting Congressman Stephen Lynch's Boston office on July 25 to specifically ask him to close the immigrant detention camps on the southern border. "We are joining with other constituents in the district and hope to actually speak with Representative Lynch," said Anne Rousseau, co-chair of the JP Progressives. "The conditions at the detention camps are unacceptable and that has to change," said Molly Rose Tarpey, Director of Communications for Congressman Lynch, to Jamaica Plain News. "He believes that anyone in U.S. custody must be treated humanely and with dignity. In addition, the asylum cases need to be adjudicated expeditiously."

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Watch Party of Nite #2 of the first Democratic Debate!

Join your friends and neighbors at Wenham Street Cinema (23 Wenham St. JP) to watch the second night of the first Democratic debate on Thursday, June 27th. Doors will open at 8:00, the debate starts at 9:00. Please bring food or drink to share and your own chair as WSC is a theater in a garage. For more information and to stay up to date on future events join the WSC Facebook group; for more info on the event check out the event page.

JP Progressives First (of Two) At-Large Boston City Council Forum on Thursday at Doyle’s

The first of two candidate forums being hosted by JP Progressives for the four at-large Boston City Council seats is being held at Doyle's Cafe on Thursday. It was not immediately clear which of the many at-large city council candidates would be participating in the forum. The forum is being hosted by JP Progressives, MiJente, and Right to the City Vote. The event starts at 6:30 pm in Doyle's back room. This is a free event open to the public.

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What Is a Progressive Position on Housing?

What is a progressive position on housing? That is the question that will be tackled at a JP Progressives community conversation on April 29. "The City of Boston is rapidly becoming more unequal and segregated than at any time in its recent history. Boston is one of the least affordable major housing markets in the world, and Massachusetts is one of the most unequal states in the country. Our community in Jamaica Plain is at the forefront of this crisis," says the description of the event on JP Progressives' Facebook page.

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