The public has 60 days to submit comments opposing the rule change. The government is legally required to review each unique comment. This means that your voice really matters now as much as ever.
Submit comments HERE
, and ask all your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Not sure what to say? If you have personal stories about the impact of this rule change, these are particularly powerful. You might also mention that it:
- Makes people afraid to use benefits they have a legal right to.
- Would create more hunger and hardship for families working to build better lives.
- Undermines basic U.S. values of family, opportunity and hard work.
2. Attend a Public Gathering in Worcester
Join us Monday, October 29th in front of Worcester City Hall at 5:15 PM. We will gather with community members and elected officials to say NO to this proposed rule. Organizations will also be on hand to offer resources and information.
3. Attend a Comment Party
Food Bank and Legal Aid staff will be on hand to support people in writing and submitting comments.
Worcester: Tuesday, Oct. 30th 5 pm – 7 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, 90 Holden Street.
Leominster: Thursday, Nov. 8th, 5 pm – 7 pm, Catholic Charities, 196 Mechanic Street.
4. Learn More
Organizations across the country are working hard to oppose this rule and have a wealth of resources. First and foremost, we must not spread fear, but rather information and resources. The organization Protecting Immigrant Families has put together an extensive resource list here
. Please utilize and share it.