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Voting & Elections 02.10.2019

Cape Cod Times: Common Cause leader speaks in Brewster about election reform

In Massachusetts, Common Cause has led campaigns to bring about a host of democratic reforms including online voter registration, automatic voter registration and election security measures to protect against cyber attacks and domestic hacking, the state chapter’s executive director, Pam Wilmot, told a group of 50 Sunday afternoon.

Money & Influence 02.5.2019

Worchester Business Journal: Draft rule would cut union contributions to candidates

"We're definitely pleased that the agency adopted our recommendations with just a few minor tweaks," said Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts. "We look forward to looking more thoroughly at the details, and the process will continue, but we think it's the right decision based on the statute, the law and good public policy."

MassLive: Groups want to make Massachusetts Legislature more open and transparent

A coalition of open government advocacy groups is recommending major changes to the rules governing Massachusetts' legislative process, in order to make the Legislature more accessible and open to the public. The groups also recommend broadening the state's public records law to apply to the governor's office, the Legislature and the judiciary.


WBUR: Automatic Voter Registration In Mass. To Begin By 2020, Galvin Says

Pam Wilmot of Common Cause Massachusetts said the legislation, based on bills originally filed by state Sen. Cynthia Creem, of Newton, and the late state Rep. Peter Kocot, of Northampton, is among the strongest in the country and "will make our voter registrations system more efficient, accurate, and secure while at the same time improving voter participation."

Voting & Elections 06.28.2018

WBUR: Automatic Voter Registration Bill Clears Mass. House 130-20

"We're thrilled. It was a great vote – bipartisan vote," Common Cause of Massachusetts Executive Director Pam Wilmot said. "This bill will make elections more accurate, more secure and more participatory. It involves more people in politics and being able to hold their government accountable, and that's a win for everyone."

Voting & Elections 06.27.2018

The Boston Globe: Automatic voter registration may be coming to Mass. — and bringing 500,000 new voters with it

“Automatic voter registration is the next step in voting rights,” said Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts. “It will increase voter participation while at the same time making the process is more accurate and secure. That’s a win-win-win for everyone, regardless of your political background.”

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