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:

LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN MASSACHUSETTS

An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!

VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR MASSACHUSETTS 

VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!

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 SENATE MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!

Protect our freedom to vote! Urge your Senators to pass the For the People Act (S.1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and add your name to demand that the Senate support our democracy — and pass the For the People Act.

 

TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!

Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.

 

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.

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.