Checks and Cash for a Ballot Question Committee

The following information explains cash and check donations to a ballot question committee.

Please note that donations are much easier for us to process online as we’re a small operation – presently we have not been in the news but if many donations start rolling in by check this would be hard for us to process and we would have to drop other tasks. Also, unless the donation is equal to or greater than $75, the fees, approximately 5% plus $0.30 per transaction, are often less than the cost of paying someone to input the donation as is required for state reporting.

REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR CHECKS AND CASH – State and federal law require certain information to be collected from donors. This is the required information:

  • One of the following 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
      • 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
    • corporate address
    • address of the individual partner or owner D/B/A of a partnership or unincorporated business

For more information, please see online. 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.

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. The required information above must be included.

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:

  • Please send a larger donation, since it will be inputted by hand into the database – consider donating a larger amount to just one ballot question committee.
  • Include all required information (listed above) so the donation can be used.
  • Currently, for our work, the check may be written to ONE of the following ballot question committees:
    • RadLimits at Last Tree Laws
    • Privacy Rights at Last Tree Laws
  • Address to Last Tree Laws, c/o K. Beatty, 149 Central Park Drive, Holyoke, MA 01040

Safe MA Broadband & Electric


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.


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”

Kennedy bests Markey on Monopoly & Honesty

Massachusetts Senate Race: Senator Ed Markey vs. Representative Joe Kennedy

By Kirstin Beatty, 2020 April 17 ~ updated 2020 June 30


Please note, initially there was one early mistake in examining one scorecard from NFIB, by confusing Rep. Joe Kennedy with Sen. John Kennedy, the latter being a Louisiana Republican and who has quite different stances than Rep. Joe Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat.

If citing research and opinions below, please credit the author or Last Tree Laws.

Question: Which legislator might best protect consumers from electromagnetic exposures from either utilities or telecommunications infrastructure?

Finding: Kennedy is the clear winner, and Markey continues to neglect a promise to attend to safe technology. Continue reading “Kennedy bests Markey on Monopoly & Honesty”

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