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Legislative Endorsements, Organizational Supporters & Legal Advisors


State/Federal Elected Officials:


In order of appearance:

1. U. S. Congress:


- Jim McGovern - 2nd District

Congressman Jim McGovern filed legislation to restore our human rights at the Federal level.

Here is the US Consitutional Amendment he filed:



- Katherine M. Clark - 5th District

- Niki Tsongas - 3rd District

2. State Representatives


- Cory Atkins - 14th Middlesex District [1]

- Ellen Story - 3rd Hampshire District [2]



- Denise Provost - 27th Middlesex District, Somerville [3]



- Timothy J. Toomey Jr - 26th Middlesex District, Cambridge [4]

- Sean Garballey, 23rd Middlesex District, Arlington [5]



- Jennifer Benson, 37th Middlesex District [6]

- Harold P. Naughton, Jr Clinton [7]

- Chris Walsh, Framingham [8]

- Danielle Gregoire, 4th Middlesex (Marlborough, Westborough, Northborough) [9]

- Stephen Kulik, 1st Franklin [10]

- David Rogers, Arlington 24th Middlesex [11]

- Jay R. Kaufman, 15th Middlesex (Lexington) [12]

- David Linsky (Natick) [13]

- Tom Sannicandro (D Ashland seventh Middlesex district) [14]

- John Mahoney (D 13th Worcester) [15]

- Michael Day (Winchester/Stoneham) [16]

- Liz Malia (Boston) [17]

3. State Senators


- Karen E. Spilka Majority Whip D (Ashland) [1]

- Benjamin Downing D (Hampshire, Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden) [2]

- Kenneth J Donnelly D (Arlington) [3]

- Michael Barrett - D - 3rd Middlesex [4]

- Jason M Lewis - D - 31st Middlesex [5]



- Patricia D. Jehlen - D - (Somerville) Second Middlesex [6]

- Joseph A. Boncore - D - (Cambridge, Revere, Winthrop) First Suffolk and Middlesex [7]

Total State Legislators endorsing PassMassAmendment: 24

4. FORMER State Reps:


- Katherine M. Clark Senator/Congressperson D (Melrose) [1]

- Carl Sciortino, 34th Middlesex District (Medford & Somerville) [2]

- Barry R. Finegold Senator D (Andover) [3]

- Richard T Moore D (Worcester/Norfolk) [4]

- Tom Conroy [5]


4. 2014 Democratic State Convention (see the video here!)


5. 2014 Democratic Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates:


- Don Berwick (endorsed May 2014)

- Steve Grossman (endorsed August 2014)

* Please see note about Martha Coakley below.

6. Mike Dukakis


Other Notable Supporters:

(in order of appearance)

1. Noam Chomsky


2. Occupy Winchester




3. Greater-Boston Chapter of the Green-Rainbow Party


4. Ironworkers Local 7


5. The Somist Institute, led by Dr Carmine Gorga




6. Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org


7. Cape Cod Massachusetts Chapter, Move to Amend


8. Assabet River Valley Chapter of the Green Rainbow Party


9. Occupy Falmouth


10. Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston


11. North Shore Massachusetts Chapter, Move to Amend


12. Ojai California Chapter, Move To Amend




13. Occupy Natick


14. Pioneer Valley Labor Council


15. MassPeaceAction


LEGAL ADVISORS:

Bruce R. Taub, Cape Cod Move to Amend, Progressive Democrats of America
Julius (Jules) Levine, Professor of Law at Boston University and Practicing Attorney
Daniel L.Factor Esq., Assabet Valley Chapter of the Green Rainbow Party

Notable quotes about PassMassAmendment by Constitutional Lawyers from Massachusetts:


"As a Constitutional lawyer, I support the right of the people to use the initiative process to protect Constitutional rights, which are for human beings, not corporations.", John Bonifaz, Free Speech For People

"This debate should not be foreclosed in Massachusetts if there is a sufficient will of the people to bring the question to the ballot by initiative. An unduly broad reading of Article 48’s excluded matters, particularly in the absence of guidance from the Supreme Judicial Court, threatens to do just that."

Jeff Clements (ex-Attorney General, Massachusetts) to the sitting Massachusetts Attorney General (Martha Coakley via Peter Sacks) on the matter of decertification of the PassMassAmendment ballot intitiative.





  • Martha Coakley, at the time of her candidacy, was not allowed to take a position on a ballot initiative. But it is our understanding that she is fully supportive of "Corporations Are Not People, Money Is Not Speech" and went so far as to remind the Legislature that they could amend the Massachusetts Constitution on its own, outside of the petition process.