Sunday, November 4, 2018

"we cannot afford to promise fixes that don’t work"

Background on Question 2 for the Nov 6 ballot:
"With Election Day in just a few days, Massachusetts voters must make up their minds on three important ballot questions. Unfortunately too little attention has been paid to Question 2. We have several concerns about it. 
Question 2 seeks to create a commission that would propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision freeing corporate spending in elections. It would also define constitutional rights as belonging to individual living human beings and not collections of human beings (like corporations and labor unions). 
This ballot proposal is likely to pass with overwhelming support from Massachusetts voters. It reflects an understandable exasperation with political campaigns that seem awash in money and negative advertising. While we endorse the sentiment, this measure is unwise. 
Question 2 misdiagnoses the problem and offers a solution that is likely to backfire and thwart better representation in our politics."
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The Franklin Town Clerk page with additional information

Additional info can be found in the 2018 Election Collection

Election Information for Nov 2018
Election Information for Nov 2018

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