THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Massachusetts
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU Massachusetts
- Emancipation Initiative
- League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
- Voter Choice Massachusetts
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN MASSACHUSETTS
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN MASSACHUSETTS
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN MASSACHUSETTS
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN MASSACHUSETTS
Twenty-six states, including Massachusetts & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
Massachusetts DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC
Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!
An article on the elimination of two proposed ballot initiatives that would impact immigrants’ liberty and make abortion less accessible.
Working with a coalition of voting-rights organizations, Rep. Michael Moran, Second Assistant Majority Leader, and Rep. John Lawn, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Election Laws, yesterday filed legislation to boost voting options for this fall’s elections. The legislation is sponsored in the Senate by Senators Eric Lesser and Adam Hinds. Other representatives and senators will be asked to sign onto the bill later today.
An ACLU of Massachusetts announcement of support for Mass POWER, a coalition organizing to restore the right to vote for people incarcerated on felony convictions in Massachusetts. The coalition is currently collecting signatures for a potential ballot initiative.
Election Modernization Coalition Releases Statement on before February 5th Deadline on Election Day Registration
Organizations and Massachusetts residents dedicated to enhancing voting rights from around the Commonwealth gathered at the State House Tuesday, Jan. 28, to advocate for Election Day Registration, also known as Same-Day Registration.