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Voting & Elections 05.19.2021

Marquee Voting Reform Law Gets Public Hearing

Experts, advocates, and community organizers testify in support of the VOTES Act to improve Massachusetts elections. The bill has strong momentum with over 100 cosponsors in the state legislature. 

Voting & Elections 05.11.2021

VOTES Act Virtual Lobby Day Draws Hundreds

Advocates on the call had pre-arranged Zoom calls and phone calls with their representatives and senators while others did phone-banking in break-out groups. The message was clear: the VOTES Act needs a swift public hearing and passage to guarantee access, equity, and security for the fall elections.

05.6.2021

Statement on the death of Mikayla Miller

Voting & Elections 05.3.2021

60+ Organizations Support Legislation to Protect Voting Rights of Eligible  Incarcerated Voters

An Act to Protect the Voting Rights of Eligible Incarcerated People filed by Rep. Chynah Tyler, Rep. Liz Miranda, and Sen. Adam Hinds is lauded as the comprehensive solution to jail-based disenfranchisement.

Voting & Elections 04.6.2021

Legislative Briefing Informs Lawmakers of VOTES Act Benefits

Advocates and legislators pointed out that the VOTES Act, if passed, would not only make the previous temporary changes permanent, it would strengthen Massachusetts’ elections system in other ways. 

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