Massachusetts Democrats vote against homeless Americans

Massachusetts Democrats vote against homeless Americans


Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr had a perfectly reasonable ask from his colleagues last week, but the Democrats who dominate the body said no.

Tarr filed an amendment to a bill providing funding for the state’s emergency shelter system. His amendment would have prioritized residents of Massachusetts over newly arrived immigrants for available spots in the state’s emergency shelter system, where demand currently outpaces supply.

Unfortunately, the state Senate rejected Tarr’s amendment 12-27; eight Democrats joined the body’s four Republicans in favor, while the rest opposed the measure. 

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The Democrats in the Massachusetts legislature did this in a state where there is a waiting list to access the state’s emergency shelter system. About half of the 7,500 families in the shelter system are immigrants, primarily from Haiti, according to

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