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February 10, 2015
NEW Date: Please join us for an exclusive evening on Tuesday February 10th at 6:30 pm in Cambridge with Bob Herbert, author of the new book Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of Troubled America. Herbert is an America journalist who served as a national correspondent on NBC from 1991 to 1993, but is best known as an opinion columnist for The New York Times where he wrote for 18 years. His new book, Losing Our Way, is a widely acclaimed piece of investigative and analytic journalism, which takes us to the roots of America's current economic problems.
January 14, 2015
Join us in Boston on Wednesday January 14th to mark the upcoming 5th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, and to make our case about why and how that ruling must be overturned! Common Cause will be joining with MassPIRG, MassVote, Demos, the League of Women Voters, and others who want to get money out of politics and restore the power of ordinary citizens in our democracy.
Letters & Testimony
April 13, 2016
Common Cause Massachusetts 2016 Testimony in Support of S.213, Legislation to Ensure Corporate Accountability to Shareholders in Political Expenditures. Given to Election Laws Committee on April 13, 2016.
January 19, 2016
Common Cause Massachusetts 2016 Testimony on Automatic Voter Registration. Given to Joint Committee on Election Laws on January 19, 2016.
July 6, 2017; Blog Post
Common Cause Massachusetts intern Emily Granoff discusses Automatic Voter Registration lobby day in the first installment of our new blog series "Through the Eyes of an Intern."
August 4, 2016; Press Release, Status Update
Press Release from Massachusetts Election Modernization Coalition from August 4th giving status update on implementation of the new Massachusetts early voting law.
July 25, 2017
The Election Modernization Coalition's official statement regarding the Superior Court decision that ruled the 20-day registration period unconstitutional.
June 29, 2017
Advocates voice support for modernizing elections in Massachusetts through adopting Automatic Voter Registration
Research & Reports
August 29, 2013
This Common Cause Massachusetts report reads, in part, 'In April 2013, Common Cause Massachusetts? Plea for a Pledge: Outside Spending in Competitive 2012 U.S. Senate Races report documented the positive effects of the People's Pledge in the 2012 Warren-Brown U.S. Senate race. The candidate brokered agreement instituted a fine whenever outside groups ran ads on either candidate's behalf. By reducing outside spending, the People's Pledge fostered greater electoral transparency, accountability and fairness.'
August 28, 2013
This factsheet put on by Common Cause Massachusetts explains the Massachusetts Disclosure Act. It reads, in part, 'Corporations, organizations, and individuals are secretly influencing the outcome of our elections by evading our state disclosure laws for spending in elections. Inadequate disclosure of political spending makes it more difficult for voters to make in-formed decisions, increases opportunities for corruption, and limits shareholders' and customers' ability to hold corporations accountable.'