Hooray for Record Turnout… Boo for Record Lines.

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On November 6, Massachusetts broke the 2008 record. So far, including absentee ballots, at least 3,128,134 votes were cast. That’s about 25,000 more votes than 2008, when 3,102,995 ballots were cast.

Cities and towns in Massachusetts are still finishing their final tallies. Overseas and military votes that arrived late are still being processed, and provisional ballots from Election Day are being judged individually to determine whether or not they should be counted. The total number will go up.

MassVOTE was hoping for ...

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Why 2012 could see the highest voter turnout ever

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his life for the cause of justice.  Although he is mainly remembered for his work in civil rights, he died campaigning for fair treatment for poor people, regardless of race, and he spoke out, too, for the cause of peace at the height of the Vietnam War.  When you think of his dreams — of fair ...

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OccupyBoston and You

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We’re part of the 99%… and the 99% are getting a raw deal.

Our nation’s government should be focused on serving all of us — not just the 1%.

 

Want Corporations out of Politics?

The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations have the same free speech rights as people – and that corporations can spend unlimited amounts to elect politicians.  This year, the banking and finance industry alone has spent so far $237,633,878 ...

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