If you want to vote by mail for this year's election, you must submit your application by tomorrow, Wednesday, October 28th. You can also check the status of your mail ballot. The ballot will have two initiatives: Right to Repair and Ranked Choice Voting. We support both initiatives and urge you to support them as well. Also, early voting ends Friday, October 30th. Find your municipalities early voting locations and hours. The election is Tuesday, November 3rd.

 

On November 3rd, voters in Massachusetts will choose whether two ballot initiatives pass. We support both initiatives and urge you to support them as well. Question 1 - Right to Repair Vehicle Data Access Requirement Question 1 would require that motor vehicle manufacturers create a standardized open data platform beginning with model year 2022 that would provide motor vehicle mechanical data to owners of such vehicles and whatever repair services they authorize to have access to such dat...
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In the latest Pirate News, Pirates Steve, Malt and James talk about why Pirates support Questions 1 & 2 on the November 3rd ballot. Register by mid October to vote in the general election. Choose Pirate as your political designation! More on registering to vote;Request to vote by mail;Track you vote by mail ballotJoin us in Worcester on October 17th to map surveillance cameras. We are choosing the final dates for the party conference and want your input. Please submit your entry ...
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The Massachusetts Legislature is wrapping up its work this Friday and we have a chance to get the Digital Right to Repair (S.107) bill passed. We need you to call your State Senator and urge them to get S.107 moved before the end of session (July 31). Emails won't be noticed as readily as a call. CALL your Senator and remind them that Digital Right to Repair is needed now, more than ever.  Talk to a staffer, leave a pointed message -- its all good. Go to Repair.org, find the Make your voic...
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Pirates Joe, Malt, Steve and James discuss discuss: Huawei and US-China trade; Getting Voter Choice MA's Ranked Choice Voting ballot initiative on the November ballot. Sign the RCV ballot initiative; Donating computers to give them a second life. Help us!; Reopening Massachusetts during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

We are looking for computers people are willing to donate so we can get them to people stuck at home, especially families with kids in school. If you can donate, please fill out our form and we will arrange safe pickup. We will wipe any remaining data from the machine, then install a clean and current OS. Machines will come complete with an open source/free software internet browser, productivity suite, and antivirus. We are working with mutual aid groups and charities around the state. W...
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The Digital Right to Repair bills (S.107 & H.218) made it out of committee and will go before the Massachusetts Senate next. Now is the time to call your state senators and representatives to urge them to support it. We know that Apple, John Deere and other hardware manufacturers will pull out the stops to make sure they prevent us from having a digital right to repair. They stand to lose billions of dollars if you can get your phone repaired at an independent shop, rather than pay the...
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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218) hearing at the State House and to the organizers and people who gave testimony.  The committee asked a lot of good questions and we are encouraged that these bills may get out of committee.  It isn't too late to submit written testimony and we posted our notes on what your testimony should focus on and where to email it.

 

Just a quick reminder that the Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218) hearing before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure is today. It starts at 1pm and will be in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02133. Tuesday is the State & Local Facial Recognition Moratorium (S.1385 & H.1538) hearing before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. That hearing will also star...
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There are two important hearings at the State House this week that we urge you to attend: Digital Right to Repair (S.107 & H.218), this Monday, 10/21, 1pm, Gardner Auditorium, Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional LicensureState & Local Facial Recognition Moratorium (S.1385 & H.1538), this Tuesday, 10/22, 1pm, Room A-1, Joint Committee on the Judiciary We support both sets of bills since the first would ensure that...
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Party Conference, 11/14-15

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