In addition to candidates for state office, voters on November 4th will have a chance to make decisions on 4 ballot questions affecting the entire state. SCC is an active member of two coalitions working on ballot questions: Vote NO on Question 1, led by the Transportation for Massachusetts Coalition, and Vote YES on Question 4, led by Raise Up Massachusetts. Information on all four Questions is available on the Secretary of State’s website. Read more about Educate Yourself on Critical Nov. 4th Ballot Questions
On October 8th, Union United was invited to present on Community Benefit Agreements (CBA's) to the Union Square Civic Advisory Committee. This milestone event comes after months of hard work researching examples of successful CBA's across the country, meeting to discuss Union United's priorities, drafting our own CBA, and raising our voices to insist on a collaborative participatory planning process for the Union Square area.Read more about Union United Presents on Community Benefits at CAC Meeting
The Union United Coalition had an op-ed published in today's Boston Globe highlighting our anti-displacement message. The piece includes quotes from Union Square community members who believe that community benefits and transparency must be part of the redevelopment process.
On Monday, June 9th, community leaders, Mayor Curtatone, and members of SCC's board and staff gathered for a breakfast to launch SCC's Social Equity Campaign. This campaign is SCC's largest donor campaign in its history, with the goal of raising $180,000 by the end of 2014, and $250,000 in 2015 as part of our 5 Year Campaign to keep Somerville diverse and thriving for everyone.
SCC committees and members are playing an active role in the Union United Coalition, a group of stakeholders working to ensure that the Union Square redevelopment results in tangible benefits — not displacement — for the Union Square community. The stakeholders include small business owners, residents, activists, immigrant groups, religious congregations, labor unions, and other community-based organizations.Read more about Union United Community Coalition Kickoff