MRCC Kicks Off Municipal Campaign for Reparations: ‘What Does Reparations Mean For You?’

Saskia Vann JamesUncategorized

MRCC is kicking off a municipal campaign where Cambridge residents can gather for a community conversation on reparations. Cambridge city policy, #141, has been introduced by Councilor Simmons in Cambridge, proposes to give reparations to cannabis economic empowerment applicants from across the state and locally owned Black businesses. Do you believe non residents should receive municipal tax funds? These community conversations are free and open to all Cambridge residents. All comments will be tracked and submitted to the city of Cambridge as feedback.This is a black centered space. We encourage all Black Cambridge residents to attend and share their thoughts.
Massachusetts has made over one billion dollars since legalization of cannabis and zero dollars has gone towards restorative justice. This makes advocacy work on behalf of our communities hard and it is every day donations from people like you that help us achieve our mission. If you would like to support MRCC’s municipal campaign for reparations in the city of Cambridge please donate at https://massreccouncil.com/donate

Established since the legalization of cannabis in 2017, Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council is a BIPOC, women, queer founded, and cooperatively ran nonprofit that educates consumers on public health & safety, and advocates for restorative justice for communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the War On Drugs.
Since established MRCC has successfully lobbied for the state to have a social equity program, cannabis cooperatives, microbusinesses, secret shopper programs, standardized testing licenses, tincture guidance, expungement, economic empowerment applicants and have assisted community members with advocacy against bans, moratoriums and strict zoning by-laws at the municipal level. MRCC has taught over 40 workshops and events specifically focused on understanding cannabis laws and regulations, navigating licensing/certification processes, navigating the municipal process, cannabis industry best practices, and consumer safety. If you would like to learn more about MRCC and become an ongoing supporter of our initiatives please visit patreon.com/maconsumers