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Voting & Elections 01.20.2022

Following Defeat of Federal Voting Bill in U.S. Senate, Election Modernization Coalition Urges Massachusetts Legislature to pass VOTES Act

The Massachusetts Legislature must now move quickly to pass the VOTES Act (S.2554), which includes same-day voter registration and other voting reforms for our state.

Common Cause Announces Cambridge, MA Artist as Winner in 2021 “My Voice, My Art, Our Cause” Artivism Contest

The competition, designed by the Common Cause Student Action Alliance, invited youth ages 14-28 to raise their voices on any set of nine democracy issues, including access to voting, campaign finance reform, fighting against gerrymandering, and more.

Voting & Elections 11.19.2021

Same Day Voter Registration is the most popular election reform proposal in Massachusetts

The Election Modernization Coalition applaud the finding of a UMass Amherst poll released today showing that 65% of registered voters in Massachusetts support Same Day Voter Registration.

TODAY: Committee on Redistricting to Hold Hearing on Draft Congressional Maps

The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will provide the first opportunity for the public to weigh in on draft congressional maps at a virtual hearing this morning at 11:00 a.m. The public will be invited to provide public comment, during which Common Cause Massachusetts will advocate for amending the proposed boundaries for Congressional district nine to include both Fall River and New Bedford.

Voting & Elections 10.6.2021

Massachusetts Senate Passes the VOTES Act Overwhelmingly

The VOTES Act is strongly supported by the Massachusetts Election Modernization Coalition, an umbrella group working to modernize the Commonwealth’s election laws. More than 100 grassroots organizations across the Bay State have endorsed the legislation.

Voting & Elections 09.15.2021

Common Cause Massachusetts Urges Legislative Committee to Favorably Report Bills Limiting Foreign Influence on Massachusetts Elections and Allowing Campaign Funds to be Used for Childcare Expenses

Common Cause Massachusetts urges the Committee to report favorably on three bills to limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations; and two bills that would permit parents who are candidates for public office to use campaign funds to pay for childcare.

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