JALSA has a long history of creating, joining, and staffing coalition efforts to maximize our effectiveness including the following coalitions:
Raise Up Massachusetts; Member Organization and Steering Committee Member
Raise Up Massachusetts is a grassroots coalition of community organizations, religious groups, and labor unions committed to building an economy that works for all of us. We’re focused on three issues of critical importance to working families in Massachusetts: raising the minimum wage, paid family and medical leave and passing the Fair Share constitutional Amendment.
Save Our Public Schools; Member Organization
Save Our Public Schools is a grassroots organization of families, parents, educators and students. Save Our Public Schools opposes the reckless expansion of charter schools in Massachusetts.
Greater Boston Interfaith Organization; Member Organization
The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization works to coalesce, train, and organize the communities of Greater Boston across religious, racial, ethnic, class, and neighborhood lines for the public good.
Mass Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence; Founding Member and Member Organization
The Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence started in 2013 after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As an umbrella organization, the Coalition brings together organizations and institutions across MA to address the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our communities and takes the lives of so many of our citizens, in suburbs, in rural areas, and certainly in cities.
Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending; Member Organization
The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) consists of a coalition of nearly 70 member organizations, as well as a number of endorsing organizations. Among the member organizations are housing counseling agencies, legal services groups, social service agencies, and community-based social action groups. All have come together to work on reversing the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Alliance for Education Justice; Member Organization
We are students, educators, parents, school staff, and concerned community members who are deeply tied to neighborhoods and communities across Massachusetts; all of us directly affected by public education.
We are committed to building a stronger and better public school system that is driven by community voices.
By engaging all communities across the Commonwealth and building power through unity, our youth and parent driven coalition is committed to working with our elected and appointed officials and holding them accountable to the actual needs and desires of the communities served by Massachusetts Public Schools.
To read more about our issue work, check out our “Campaigns and Issue Areas” tab.