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Voting & Elections 07.2.2019

Beyond the Ballot Box: How Election Day Registration Strengthens Our Democracy

Massachusetts’ 20-day registration deadline is an unnecessary barrier to political participation. It exacerbates inequality and suppresses the kind of participatory and representative democracy that we have long talked about in the Commonwealth, but that has never actualized. Now, it is time we remove this dated deadline.

08.15.2018

Reflecting on My Summer Internship at Common Cause

Our intern Natalie looks back at her time with Common Cause Massachusetts as her summer in Boston comes to a close.

Voting & Elections 08.10.2018

Why Massachusetts Has “One of the Strongest Automatic Voter Registration Bills in the Country”

With Automatic Voter Registration, states’ elections are becoming more accessible, inclusive, and secure. However, there are some differences between the specific registration procedures and policies of each state with AVR.

Voting & Elections 07.31.2018

How Secure Are Elections in Massachusetts?

As even more evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election emerges, policymakers and citizens across the country are turning their attention to election security in preparation for this year’s midterm elections.

Voting & Elections 07.20.2018

Voting is a Right, not a Privilege: What The Lowell Sun’s Editorial Gets Wrong

It’s no secret that our democracy works best when everybody has a voice, and AVR is a key tool for encouraging participation in the electoral process, as well as a way to safeguard our elections.

06.29.2018

Reform the Right Way: Efforts to Overturn Citizens United

Through continued persistence, we are moving closer to repealing the Citizens United decision and ensuring that government is truly of and for the people, not the donors.

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