Legislative Action Day on Feb. 29

Michael Ahern, Spare Change News

BOSTON – On Wednesday, Feb. 29, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless will be holding a Legislative Action Day.

For 28 years, the coalition has been a frontrunner in fighting and preventing homelessness. According to the website, the MCH believes that homelessness can be fixed with housing that is safe and affordable, in addition to creating opportunities for families and individuals. This organization hopes to build stability for the homeless population.

The Legislative Action Day is one of the campaigns the MCH uses to rally support for programs and policies that help the homeless. This campaign aims to create legislation in favor of affordable housing, income programs, access to education and emergency shelters.

There are some administrative actions the group is requesting from Governor Patrick, including funding for housing and transportation programs for children suffering from homelessness.

The event is an all-day campaign at the State House beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless also calls on participants to make appointments with local legislators. If you cannot attend but are passionate about the issue of homelessness, then calling your state legislator in support of the coalition’s policy agenda is encouraged.

For details, go to http://www.mahomeless.org/advocacy/legislative-action-day

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