• José Maldonado Velez

    Holyoke

    “Everyone should have access and be able to live in safe housing. There shouldn’t be a debate around that.”

  • Iris Espada

    Holyoke

    “I want to tell everybody my experience, what happened to me, and how I was able to fight back.”

  • Nev Capron

    Holyoke

    “The ravages of the housing market has just displaced so many people… We’re out on the streets organizing tenants building by building to hopefully build a working class movement.”

  • Bennita Watford

    Springfield

    “If my fight is going to mean a better life for my kids, grandkids, and all the other children coming up, then it’s not in vain.”

  • Noemi Arguinzoni

    Springfield

    “Mass incarceration is mostly of Black and Brown or people who are not privileged, the poor. If we believe in equality, let’s live like that.”

  • Jessie Cruz

    Springfield

    “We are in a crisis. Not just here in Holyoke, but a global crisis. And I know we have the power to make this place better, starting right here.”

  • Nancy Lopez

    Springfield

    “I like to help the community. I never miss a meeting.”