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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.

Voting & Elections 07.20.2021

Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Progress on Comprehensive Voting Bill

On Monday, the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Elections Laws sent the VOTES Act to the Senate Ways and Means Committee, the first step in bringing the comprehensive voting bill up for a vote.

Voting & Elections 06.26.2021

‘Freedom to Vote’ Rally in Boston with Rep. Pressley Draws Large Crowd

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley was joined by speakers from civic, community, immigrant, environmental, and faith-based organizations to proclaim their support for democracy and voting rights. 

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.

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