Updates in process. We need to provide information on whether a town has someone to pick up all the initiative petitions from that town and ideally report on how many petitions are in that town. We don’t have much coordinated yet, so please volunteer.
We would like to first collect all petitions in Holyoke and then send them ourselves to Boston. This is so we can prove we have enough petitions!
However, before 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, petitions certified by town clerks (with the signatures of 3 voter registrars) must arrive at this address: Elections Division, Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1 Ashburton Place, Room 1705, Boston, MA 02108
Please note that online donations are much easier for us to process – online fees, approximately 5% plus $0.30 per transaction, are often less than paying someone or taking time to input the donation as required for state reporting.
REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR DONATIONS – State and federal law require certain information listed below from donors before donations can be accepted and used. To be absolutely correct, the address and occupation is not required for donations less than $50 in a single calendar year, which includes the value of in-kind donations such as rental space, software, etc.
One of these statements:
I am the sole source of these funds.
The source of these funds is ____ (name source of funds, such as follows:)
union or association
corporation (note that a corporation must also file a Form CPF 22 which is available online with the OCPF.us)
name of partnership or unincorporated business
Occupation and name of your employer (or that your are not employed), if an individual.
Residential address or, if not an individual, the entity’s address as follows:
union or association address
address of the individual partner or owner D/B/A of a partnership or unincorporated business
CASH – First, cash cannot be accepted above $50 from any one person in a single calendar year. $50 and below can be collected in person. Include required information listed above.
CHECKS – If you would like to write a check instead of using the online program to support a ballot committee, then the following information is for you:
Include all required information (listed above) so the donation can be used.
A check may be written to ONE of the following ballot question committees that have petitions this year:
RadLimits at Last Tree Laws
Fair Legislature at LastTreeLaws.com
MAIL – Mail checks to K. Beatty, 149 Central Park Drive, Holyoke, MA 01040
The following written testimony was provided, additional to spoken testimony, in 2021 for bills that were killed.
Massachusetts needs to insure modern electricity and communications are safe.
RECORD SHOWS SUBSTANTIAL HARM
Substantial evidence exists in the research record that radiofrequency emissions from electricity and wireless communications cause biological changes such as increased oxidation (ROS) leading to downstream effects including calcium release, mitochondrial, DNA, and neuronal damage.
Effects are found from exposures from wireless and near electricity. The FCC even recognized in [Order 19-126], which denied biological effects and was just overturned by court order, that electric fields can cause instant “neural stimulation effects” unrelated to heating and that current guidelines fail to provide protection (328). Continue reading “Safe MA Broadband & Electric”