ADVISORY: Press Conference 11am TOMORROW/Wednesday, May 20 on Urgency of Passing HD 5075 to Allow Vote by Mail in Fall Elections

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Media are invited to attend an online press conference with the Election Modernization Coalition and endorsers of HD 5075. The bill will enable safe, accessible and secure voting in the fall elections and is supported by over 100 Massachusetts organizations.

WHO: Voting rights organizations including Common Cause Massachusetts, MassVOTE, the League of Women Voters, and the ACLU of Massachusetts, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Government Department, Suffolk University.

WHAT: Press conference on support for vote by mail in Massachusetts and HD 5075, An Act Ensuring Safe and Participatory 2020 State Elections in Response to COVID-19.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 20th, starting at 11am. Speakers are expected to give five minutes of remarks, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the press. May 20 is 104 days before Primary Day.

WHERE: Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 925 842 5972
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WHY: HD.5075 includes needed reforms for safe and accessible elections and has been endorsed by over 100 organizations since it was filed by Representatives Michael Moran and John Lawn. Lead Senate co-sponsors include Senators Eric Lesser, Adam Hinds, and Harriette Chandler.
More on support for the bill is available here:

Sign-On Testimony in Support of HD 5075: An Act Ensuring Safe and Participatory 2020 State Elections in Response to COVID-19

Organizations endorsing HD 5075 include:
Common Cause Massachusetts
The ACLU of Massachusetts
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Voter Table
Lawyers for Civil Rights
1199SEIU Massachusetts
Action for Equity
Alternatives for Community and Environment
American Federation of Teachers-MA
American Promise
Arise for Social Justice
Berkshire Democratic Brigades
Black Boston COVID19 Coalition
Black Directors’ Network
Black Economic Justistic Institute
Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc.
Boston Democratic Socialists of America
Boston Ten Point Coalition
Boston Ujima Project
Bridge Action Network for Democracy (BAND)
Burlington Democratic Town Committee
Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell, Inc.
Cambridge Area Stronger Together (CAST)
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
Chelsea Collaborative
Chilmark Democratic Town Committee
City Life Vida Urbana
City Mission, Inc.
Clean Water Action MA
Climate Action Now, Western Mass
Coalition for Social Justice
Codman Square NDC
Conservation Law Foundation
Criminal Justice Reform Task Force of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek
Democratic Policy Center
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative – DSNI
End Mass Incarceration Together
Environmental League of Massachusetts
Equal Citizens
Four Freedoms Coalition
Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution
Freedom House
Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association
Generation Citizen Massachusetts
Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center Inc.
Greater Boston Section-National Council of Negro Women
Indivisible Martha’s Vineyard
Indivisible Mass Coalition
Indivisible Northampton
Indivisible Outer Cape
Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston
La Comunidad, Inc
MA Association of Community Development Corporations
Madison Park Development Corporation
MAPS-Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
March For Our Lives: Massachusetts
Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants
Mass Communities Action Network
Mass Equality
Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
Massachusetts Against Solitary Confinement
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Massachusetts Peace Action
Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
NAACP- New England Area Conference
NAACP-Boston Branch
National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts
New England United for Justice
Next Leadership Development Corporation
Nonprofit Vote
Planned Parenthood
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts
Progressive For Democracy in America
Progressive Massachusetts
Project R.I.G.H.T.
Providers’ Council- CareVote
Quincy Geneva New Vision CDC
Racial Justice Rising
Reclaim Our Democracy
Right to the City Boston
Rosie’s Place
Shana Bryant Consulting Services
Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter
Small Planet Institute
Somerville Democratic City Committee
Sunrise Movement Boston
The Equal Democracy Project at Harvard Law School
The Real Cost of Prisons Project
The Women’s Pipeline for Change
Toxics Action Center
Transformative Culture Project
Union of Minority Neighborhoods
Unitarian Universalist Mass Action
Voter Choice for Massachusetts 2020
Worcester Interfaith
Young Democrats of Massachusetts
YWCA Cambridge
YWCA Malden
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts


The Election Modernization Coalition is comprised of the ACLU of Massachusetts, Common Cause Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, MASSPIRG, MassVOTE, and the Massachusetts Voter Table.