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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 ...Continue Reading →
Re-precincting the City of Boston
(Rep. Michlewitz HD.674)
Save money. Shorten lines on Election Day. Draw Fair Precinct Lines in Boston.
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 For more than 50 years, Boston has not drawn new precinct lines because of an outdated special ...Continue Reading →
(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.
MassVOTE’s Recommended Legislation for 2015-2016
Please support these measures to modernize election laws and promote free and fair elections.
Electronic Registration Information Center
(Rep. Moran HD. 3450)
Keep voting lists up to date and target new voters through participation in the Electronic Registration Information Center.
What is the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)?
Election Day Registration
(Rep. Fox HD. 3137, Sen. Creem SD. 1813)
Election Day Registration is an essential tool for registering all eligible citizens and attracting more individuals into the political process.
Last night the Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved cutting edge legislation to require real-time disclosure of donors to SuperPACs and other groups and would shed light on the huge influx of money expected in the 2014 gubernatorial race. The bill had previously been approved in similar form by the Massachusetts House of Representatives 143-4 last month.
“Average citizens’ voices are being drowned out by a deluge of money from ultra-wealthy donors and special interests, much of it undisclosed” said Pam Wilmot, ...Continue Reading →
May 22, 2014
Following the House and Senate passage of the final election reform bill last week the Governor signed the legislation into law today. The legislation includes early voting, online voter registration, post-election audits of voting machines, and pre-registration for 16 and 17 year-olds.
“We congratulate the Governor on signing the election modernization bill into law. This is a great day for voting rights in the Commonwealth” said Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, Executive Director of MassVOTE.
Massachusetts is set ...Continue Reading →