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[2023: We are not currently engaged in a ballot initiative.]

[see historical info below]

The ballot initiatives that we have engaged in involved collecting signatures (petitioning) to get questions on the ballot.

  • Petitioning is:
  • the act of gathering signatures from voters
  • how we get ballot questions to the voters
  • citizen action to make real change!

Groups in Massachusetts can use the ballot to make law and to amend the state constitution.

Unlike many advocacy groups, our ballot initiatives have focused on using the state's legally binding petition process, and has gathered signatures only from registered voters.

Our last statewide petition was in 2020

See here for our "Original Signers" petition for our 2020 statewide ballot initiative.

Over the years, the state's Attorney General declined to “certify” our petition claiming that “Corporations Are People”! She didn't say that while she was running for office! But nonetheless… Click here for her "2020 declination letter" informing us of her refusal to certify our petition as “legal”. And click here for our 2020 response.

Click here for more about how petitioning works.


the_ballot_initiative.txt · Last modified: 2023/04/05 02:51 by admin