Statement of Values

We are a coalition of diverse social justice, human rights, disability rights, women’s rights, and peace organizations that are coming together on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration to voice our opposition to an administration that is systematically eroding the rights of women and other marginalized people, dismantling and destroying our democracy, and putting the entire world at risk.

We have come together to affirm our common values, and we seek to ensure the rights of all people to liberty, dignity, and equal protection under the law.

We are dedicated to the guarantee of these basic human rights for all individuals, regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, nationality, immigration status, disability, economic status, geographical residence, health status, culture, and political affiliation, not just in the United States but across the planet.

We believe that we are strengthened as a society by our diversity, and we are committed to protecting and passing laws that protect and sustain the rights of all people in our multicultural and multiethnic society.

We are united to resist the harmful consequences of President Trump's administration on women, other marginalized groups, and the planet itself.

We envision this event as an occasion to recognize the resistance efforts undertaken thus far, and to further mobilize our collective energies for the year ahead.

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The Boston/Cambridge Women's March
The People Persist

On January 20th, 2018, We the People of New England took to the streets again to show that Women's Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women's Rights. Rain or shine, we welcomed everyone to our event, including families and people with disabilities. Event Website

ACLU

It’s been 6 months since we gathered at the Cambridge Common. The January Coalition wanted to provide an important update to folks who registered for the event. The ACLU Massachusetts filed a lawsuit on our behalf on July 3, 2019 in Middlesex Court against the City of Cambridge and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale, challenging their decision to charge our fiscal sponsor Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund (MAPA EF) thousands of dollars for fire and police details from Cambridge, Everett, Chelsea, and the MBTA. ambridge Day article below has a link to the court filing and a brief summary of the suit. ACLU helps protest organizers sue Cambridge over policy of charging for security at rallies

Update: The suit was settled amicably on Jul 19, 2018. We thank ACLU Massachusetts and the City of Cambridge for resolving this matter. MAPA Press Release and ACLU Press Release and Case Files.

January Coalition Active Members

Many of the January Coalition co-sponsors continue to meet monthly and support peace and social justice actions and groups. Please send us an email if you are interested in joining.

Below is a list of our active members

  • Cambridge Area Stronger Together

    Our mission is to promote and defend human rights, civil rights, social justice, and the environment by building a diverse and sustainable community of activism..

  • Cambridge-Somerville for Change

    Cambridge-Somerville for Change is an all-volunteer community group dedicated to harnessing the grassroots energy and spirit of change inspired by the Obama campaign.

  • Indivisible Mystic Valley

    Indivisible Mystic Valley – is a group of community activist coming together to make a more just and welcoming region. AS a group focused on direct action, members have organized and participated in events such as 2018 Woman’s March, the fight supremacy rallies, members of the Safe Community Act Coalition.

  • Mass Peace Action

    Massachusetts Peace Action is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to develop the sustained political power to foster a more just and peaceful U.S. foreign policy.

  • Individuals

    Individual activists also participate on the January Coalition. Affiliated organizations include Boston Persists—Events for the Resistance, Vets for Peace, Mass ADAPT, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, NEIC, Not One Penny — Tax March, Families for Justice as Healing, Mass Poor Peoples Campaign.