Because ONE Massachusetts believes that transparency, enabled by user friendly searchable data bases, is key to encouraging and supporting civic engagement and accountability we are encouraging ONE Mass network members to talk with their Senator about two things next week.
We support a clear unambiguous definition of lobbying activities and urge that procedures be set in place to mitigate the registration costs for small non profit organizations with a total budget under $1 Million.
We ask for your support for for a balanced and adequate package of new revenues that both addresses the structural deficit and begins to stablize the critical public structures that keep our communities and our state healthy and strong.
p.s.When this particular reform gets through the Senate, the conference committee and is finally signed by the Governor we will continue our work with Common Cause not only to track the changes in the bill but also develop a series of on site and online trainings to help paid lobbyists and volunteer advocates be in full compliance. One of our models comes from the experienced folk in New Hampshire .
crossposted at ONE Massachusetts