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:

FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN MASSACHUSETTS 

A state-by-state database by Center for Secure and Modern Elections to make sure every eligible voter is able to safely register, vote, and have their voices heard.

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN MASSACHUSETTS 

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN MASSACHUSETTS  

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

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.

Urgent Action

THE NEXT PRESIDENT & CONGRESS MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!

Sign your name to show the next administration and Congress that Day 1 is for Democracy. Demand that the For People Act is a first priority of the next administration and Congress.

 

 

HELP STOP DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Do your part for our democracy today. If you spot any misleading or deceptive posts about voting or democracy reforms on social media report them to the Common Cause Social Media Monitoring team!

 

Success Stories

MASSACHUSETTS SIDES WITH EQUALITY IN BALLOT INITIATIVE SIGNATURE DRIVE

An article on the elimination of two proposed ballot initiatives that would impact immigrants’ liberty and make abortion less accessible.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bill Would Expand Voting Options to Safeguard Massachusetts’ Fall Elections

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.

ACLU OF MASSACHUSETTS ENDORSES INITIATIVE TO RESTORE THE RIGHT TO VOTE

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.