It's Deadline Day for DuBois to Make Nice with OCPF; MassFiscal Calls for More Investigation

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For Immediate Release

(BOSTON)—  The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance today lodged a formal complaint asking the State Ethics Commission to investigate State Rep. Michelle DuBois (D-Brockton). The call comes on the day the Office of Campaign and Political Finance set for DuBois' campaign committee to come clean with its disclosure of suspicious fundraising activity.

DuBois drew national attention because of social media postings that warned illegal immigrants of what she believed were imminent ICE raids.

Soon afterwards, DuBois used her 15 minutes of fame to solicit funds in a way that violated state campaign finance rules. In a May 3 Public Resolution Letter from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, Rep. DuBois was told her committee must bring her campaign committee into compliance with the law by May 19, which is today. 

"DuBois took advantage of the paranoia amongst undocumented foreign born people and sounded a false alarm--a lot like yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater, but worse," Paul Craney, executive director of MassFiscal said. "Her social media posts and the fundraising campaign she built around them must be investigated for their obvious ethical failings."

Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance advocates for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability in state government and increased economic opportunity for the people of our Commonwealth.


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