The Ballot Initiative



The ballot initiative that we choose each year involves collecting signatures (petitioning) to get our questions on the ballot.

  • Petitioning is:

    • citizen action to make real change!

    • the act of gathering signatures from voters.

    • how we get ballot questions to the voters.


  • Our aim is to use the ballot to make law and to amend the state constitution.

  • Unlike many advocacy groups, our ballot initiatives use the state's legally binding petition process, which gathers signatures only from registered voters.

  • 2017 petitioning is over now. Soon we will discuss which petition to gather signatures for in 2018 to help make law in order to reduce the influence of money in Massachusetts elections.




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