In this age of high-tech elections, with strong passions on all sides, it's essential that you know that the optical scan voting machine that counts your ballot works right every time. They have to be reprogrammed with a new memory … [Read more...]
Make sure every vote is counted in 2012
Massachusetts uses paper ballots that are counted by voting machines with optical scanners. These ballots can be hand counted to make sure the machines are counting your vote accurately. It's a great system... except in … [Read more...]
leveling the playing field is… unconstitutional?
The law in question, the Arizona Clean Elections Law, is very similar to a law that was overwhelmingly passed here in Massachusetts in 1998 by initiative petition, but then disassembled by the legislature. According to the Arizona … [Read more...]
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Deadline to register to vote is October 13
If you have never registered before, or if you moved and need to register at your current address, you must get a signed voter registration form to your city or town clerk (or the Secretary of State's office if you use the federal form). … [Read more...]
Trains, not planes, for Lynn.
Winning government funding for projects and jobs in Massachusetts is a proper goal for any of our US Senators and members of Congress. Yet it is not enough that projects simply be located here to merit their support. Projects should create … [Read more...]
Why Beacon Hill should support Senator Kennedy’s request: a vacancy of weeks, not months
Today, we are rolling out our support for Senator Edward Kennedy's request that state leaders change the succession law to guarantee that Massachusetts will not lack a senator if his seat becomes vacant. We call upon state legislators to … [Read more...]
EPA considers limiting greenhouse gas: email in your $.02
The EPA needs to know that we need action on global warming -- it's time to cut greenhouse gas emissions, for all our sakes and for our children and grandchildren. Here's how to do it: First, copy this Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0171. … [Read more...]
EPA considers limiting greenhouse gas: time to fix Ike’s mistake
Here's how to do it: First, copy this Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0171. You'll need it when you speak out online here. Or, put in in the subject of your comment and send it in via an email to: GHG-Endangerment-Docket@epa.gov Tips (from … [Read more...]