Fall Newsletter

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MassVOTE has distributed about $250,000 to community groups to Get Out the Vote so far this year, and they’ve contacted tens of thousands of people. But that’s not all. Read MassVOTE ‘s Fall 2012 newsletter as a downloadable PDF to see all you’ve made possible. Then please make a contribution to help with the final push.

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Join Young Civic Leaders

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We are currently recruiting! Join the movement.

If you are a student in the Boston area, with an interest in civic engagement and public policy, we would love to hear from you. The Young Civic Leaders program provides a carefully selected group of young people with the opportunity to impact their communities positively.

MassVOTE is a nonpartisan organization and we do not discriminate based on any protected status under state or federal law. Young Civic Leader applicants may be asked to submit to ...

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Take Action Archive

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Pass the Election Reform Bill

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Send a message now.

With voting rights under attack, the Massachusetts Election Reform Bill is a way we can strike back to make sure everyone can vote and every vote is counted right in 2012 and beyond. The Election Laws Reform bill of 2012 (H.4139 full text pdf) passed the State House with overwhelming support at the end of May.  For this bill to become law, it must pass the State Senate too. The Election Laws Reform ...

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Call for Volunteers! Voter Registration Event on June 29th

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This spring MassVOTE and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee
Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) have registered hundreds of new Americans to
vote. There is an opportunity to register thousands.

On June 29th, 12 noon at the Seaport World Trade Center 2,500
foreign-born residents will become new Americans.

We have seen people becoming naturalized U.S. citizens from every corner of the world, all ages, some have waited for over 30 years for this moment. We will be
at this naturalization ceremony, ready to register them ...

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Globe: Mass. voting maps reflect State House evolution

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Here is an excerpt from an epic Boston Globe article marking the occasion of one of the most voter-empowering redistricting laws in recent history, thanks to MassVOTE, our coalition partners, and the legislators who brilliantly performed their duties on the redistricting commission. [Photo credit: Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff]

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Protect Maine Votes — We’ve Got Your Back.

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Up in Maine, they know how to run fair elections.  But now, there’s a crazy, right-wing attack on their right to vote.   It will be one of the most important initiatives anywhere in the entire nation on November 8.  Join MassVOTE to head up to Maine on Saturday, November 5 to help make sure same-day registration stays the law of the land in Maine.  Or donate now.

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MassVOTE Open Letter on Redistricting October 25, 2011

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To: The Honorable Michael Moran and the Honorable Stan Rosenberg, Chairs, Massachusetts Joint Committee on Redistricting

From: Cheryl Crawford, Co-Executive Director, MassVOTE

Date: October 25, 2011

Dear Chairmen Rosenberg and Moran,

The new proposed maps for the State House and State Senate dramatically increase the number of majority-minority seats, while keeping many communities together. A few small changes may be appropriate to make the maps even better, but, substantially, these maps mark a major step forward for the cause of voting rights, and I ...

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