A Panel Discussion: The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

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Please join us in a panel discussion about the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at Emmanuel College.  We hope you’ll join us.  We’ll have a chance to talk about how far we’ve come and about what work is still to be done.  The event is free and open to the public — bring a friend.

A Panel Discussion:  The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30pm
Emmanuel College
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MassVOTE’s Round-Up!

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February 2015

Policy
The House of Representatives recently named members to the Joint Committee on Election Laws.  There are a lot of new faces — do you see your State Senator or Representative’s name?  In the coming week voting bills will be assigned to this committee and in the coming months these bills will have hearings.  As those hearings are scheduled we’ll keep you posted. Hearings are a great opportunity ...

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We The People Act

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We the People Act

For a U.S. Constitutional Amendment and Amendments Convention

Massachusetts Legislation for 2015

The Problem: “We, the People” no longer govern

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. FEC and other rulings, has given corporations and other artificial entities constitutional rights that our Founders intended only for human beings. Using the Bill of Rights, wealthy individuals and corporations have persuaded the courts to overturn state and federal campaign finance laws and many ...

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Re-Precincting the City of Boston

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Re-precincting the City of Boston

(Rep. Michlewitz HD.674)


Save money. Shorten lines on Election Day. Draw Fair Precinct Lines in Boston.

The Problem

Every 10 years, all the cities and towns in Massachusetts draw new precinct lines.  They use US Census data to make sure that every precinct has an equal number of people.  Nearly every city except – Boston. For more than 50 years, Boston has not drawn new precinct lines because of an outdated special ...

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Permanent Registration Fact Sheet

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Permanent Registration

(Rep. Garballey HD. 646, Sen. Chang-Diaz SD. 391)

 

Permanent Registration ensures that eligible voters retain their right to vote while eliminating excess administrative work.

  • Permanent Registration ensures that once a voter registers in Massachusetts, they remain registered. Voters can move to a new address within the state without having to re-register.

 

  • Current law requires individuals to re-register when they move. Processing re-registration forms creates a large workload for election administrators as well as additional costs in ...
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