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Vote for Questions 1 & 3

Election day is 11 days away.  Early voting has started and concludes on November 2nd.  Find your city or town’s early voting times.

Alternatively, if you cannot vote on November 6th, you can mail in a request for an absentee ballot to your city or town.

Whenever you vote, we ask you to vote yes on Questions 1 and 3. You can find out more about the ballot questions below.

We aren’t running any candidates this election, but we have endorsed the Emancipation Initiative’s Donate Your Vote campaign. They will partner you with someone who is incarcerated in prison in MA – who is currently ineligible to vote but wants to make their voice heard. You will engage in dialogue and share how you each want to vote in the 2018 elections. Then you will vote the way they ask you to in the general election! It is up to you whether you donate your vote for one particular elected office or all of them.  You can sign up through this webform.

As always, we are looking for candidates for the 2019 town and city elections. If you are interested in running, fill out our supporter/candidate form.

More on the ballot questions

Question 1 would set the maximum number of patients per registered nurse which would vary by type of unit and level of care. Our increasingly corporate-controlled health care providers are against it as it would harm their profits. Send them a message that people deserve decent healthcare and vote yes.

Question 3 prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in places of public accommodation. The legislature already approved it, but some anti-trans bigots believe that our fellow trans citizens and residents do not deserve equality and are using lies and fear mongering to try to get their way. Don’t let them win; vote yes.

On Question 2, we have not decided. Question 2 would create a citizens commission to advance an amendment to the United States Constitution to limit the influence of money in elections and establish that corporations do not have the same rights as human beings. We do not believe that corporations should have the same rights as individuals and I agree that we need to remove the corrupting influence of money in politics. Considering the influence of the rich and corporations on both major parties and on politics, it is pretty clear that once we open up any citizens process to amend the US Constitution, the rich will do their best to rewrite it in ways that enshrine their power and ideas. What is your opinion? Tell us in a comment below.

The Massachusetts Elections Division has more information on the ballot questions.


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