Welcome to PassMassAmendment

We are a network of people intent on using Massachusetts Law to make sure government serves the people!


Over the last century and more, the people have been losing their influence over our democratic process. We believe that the roots of this issue is the corrupting influence of money in our political process. For educational resources, click here.

We have asked our legislators to rectify this. Recall the "Clean Elections Law" passed in 1998 by a 2 to 1 majority by ballot initiative. Our legislators refused to fund it and then ended it by voice vote.

As a result, we believe that it's time for citizens to act to amend (clarify) the Massachusetts Constitution ourselves.

In 1917, a Constitutional Convention was called for in Massachusetts because of the concern that "invisible government" (their words) had taken over the General Court and citizens needed a way to "keep government in check." The Convention proposed the "Initiative and Referendum" Amendment which was subsequently passed by the public. The I and R Amendment makes it possible for citizens, you and I, to "reform, alter, or totally change" the government as stated in Article VII of our Constitution.

What we're doing: Statehouse bills and a statewide ballot initiative to amend the Massachusetts Constitution, based on "Corporations Are Not People, Money Is Not Speech," as a first step in getting Big Money Out of our elections!


WE NEED YOU! If we're going to be THE PEOPLE,we gotta stand up and BE the people!
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2014 MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION endorses PassMassAmendment!


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We meet every 2nd Saturday at 1:30 pm @ Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn, Cambridge.

Contact:


Terra Friedrichs: PassMassAmendment@gmail.com 978 808 7173 (team coordination, press/media, etc) Acton/MetroWest
Nick Bokron: nbokron "at" gmail, 781 715 7822 (finance, legal, administration, etc) (Nahant/NorthShore)

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"Article VII. Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men: Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require it."

source: Massachusetts Constitution




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