We are a network of people intent on using Massachusetts law to make sure government serves the people!
Our 2023 State Legislative bill has been submitted!
THE HEARING IS THURSDAY, April 6, 2023!The Joint Elections Laws committee will have its hearing Thursday from 10-1 in Room A-1. You can submit written testimony. Click here for a link to the hearing page .
Please ask YOUR Legislator to support Bill S9!
After Citizens United was passed, an effort was made to get resolutions passed in cities/ towns(84) in Massachsuetts and non-binding questions were put on the ballot and voted on in certain districts for overturning Citizens United. Representative Districts(47) and Senate Districts(6). I have that info but it has not been loaded to the site yet, not my gig. If anyone wants to contact me to see if the info is pertinent to your legislator, feel free to contact me. Senators Comerford and Cyr had all kinds of efforts done in their districts and have still not signed on.
If passed, S9 will declare that Corporations are NOT People, Money is NOT Speech in Massachusetts!
Click the links to the left to find out more!
What we've been doing:
Statehouse bills and statewide ballot initiative petitions (and associated court actions) to get Big Money out of our elections:
- Amend the Mass. Constitution, based on “Corporations Are Not People, Money Is Not Speech”
- Disclose dark money
- Reduce out of state money
Why amend the Massachusetts Constitution
We feel like we have no other option. We've asked our legislators to do something to get Big Money OUT of our elections, and they have not acted.
Nick Bokron: nbokron “at” gmail, 781 593 3042 (finance, legal, administration, etc) (Nahant/NorthShore)
source: Massachusetts Constitution