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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bill Would Expand Voting Options to Safeguard Massachusetts’ Fall Elections

“It’s crucial that all voters have the opportunity to have their voices heard in this fall’s elections,” said Common Cause Massachusetts Executive Director Pam Wilmot. “This bill provides more options for voters, so we can all vote safely and securely this fall. We greatly appreciate the efforts of Representatives Lawn and Moran in structuring these solutions and sponsoring the legislation.”

Voting & Elections 03.24.2020

UPDATE: Emergency funding, provisions for upcoming MA Elections

"We all have obligations to democracy, even in the middle of a public health crisis, and this emergency change will make it easier for voters to have our voices heard," says Executive Director Pam Wilmot. "But this is just a first step...We look forward to working with the General Court again, in the near future, to make changes necessary for all Massachusetts voters to participate safely in the fall elections."

Voting & Elections 03.24.2020

Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Emergency Election Legislation; Call for Additional Actions

“Yesterday's bill is a strong first step. However, there is no guarantee that the coronavirus crisis will have receded by September 1, when Massachusetts state primaries are scheduled, or even for the November elections,” the groups said. “The Election Modernization Coalition urges the Legislature to recognize that this crisis is of indeterminate length, and that we must also act quickly to ensure that the fall’s elections take place as scheduled, maximize participation, and maintain public health.

Voting & Elections 03.19.2020

Elections Advocates Call for Protecting Public Health and the Integrity of Elections in Massachusetts

The Election Modernization Coalition urges officials in Massachusetts to act quickly to adopt reforms that will protect the right to vote in the midst of a crisis of indeterminate duration where public health officials recommend that people remain in their homes as much as possible, practice social distancing, and limit gatherings to less than 10 people. 


Reject the Coverup Rally – Jesse Littlewood, Vice President of Campaigns

We rallied on the night of February 5, 2020, when Senate Republicans refused to remove Trump from office. We rallied because a Senate trial without witnesses is not a trial, but a cover-up and because the evidence is clear that Trump put his personal political interests over our constitution and his oath of office. Jesse Littlewood, Vice President of States kicked off the night. Said Littlewood, "Here in Boston and in solidarity with 280 sister events across 46 states we are saying, with one voice: WE REJECT THE COVER UP."


February 5, 2020 - Rally in the Boston Common

We rallied on the night of Trump's acquittal in the Senate because a trial without witnesses is not a trial, but a cover-up and because the evidence is clear that Trump put his personal political interests over our constitution. Says Kristina Mensik, our Assistant Director at Common Cause Massachusetts, we must "continue to build a movement that will fight for fair and secure elections, commonsense ethics rules, limits on the influence of big campaign donors, and other reforms to make sure this never happens again."

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