Please see this alert from the Right to Counsel Coalition and let’s make some noise!
We are days away from the Housing Committee’s deadline to take action on all bills (Feb. 2). A favorable report is the next step to bringing a right to counsel program to the Commonwealth. See possible tweets below and CALL OR EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATOR (find your legislator here) to urge a favorable report of Right To Counsel (S. 874 & H. 1436).
Use the sample social media posts below to show your and/or your organization’s support for a right to counsel in evictions.
Please share this with your network. Thank you!
25% of kids in families living below the federal poverty line are evicted by the time they’re 15. Evictions trap children in poverty – legal help can stop this trauma. Help bring a #RightToCounsel program to MA @SenJohnFKeenan @RepArciero #mapoli
“Having children is the single greatest predictor of whether someone will face an eviction.” Domestic violence survivors can face eviction due to that violence. Legal aid makes a difference. Help bring a #RightToCounsel program to MA. #mapoli
60,000 veterans like Ed in MA live in overcrowded/unsafe conditions or spend too much on rent putting them at risk of eviction. #LegalAid keeps vulnerable veterans housed. Help bring a #RightToCounsel program to MA. https://vimeo.com/617965475 @SenJohnFKeenan @RepArciero #mapoli
A recent report estimates that the # of older adults experiencing homelessness in Boston will triple before 2030. Legal representation can keep them stably housed. Help bring a #RightToCounsel program to MA. #mapoli
Black renters in MA are 2.4 times more likely to have an eviction filed against them than white renters. Access to #LegalAid will help address this inequity. Help bring a #RightToCounsel program to MA. #mapoli
People struggling with mental health challenges are at higher risk of eviction. Secure housing is crucial to stabilize their mental health. Legal help creates a path to safe housing. Help bring a #RightToCounsel program to MA. #mapoli
For more information see fact sheets and resources
Let’s be heard!