In case you missed it, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance is throwing its support behind the efforts to collect signatures to help two potential initiative petitions gain access to the ballot for next year’s election.
The two petitions are “Audit the Legislature” and “Show ID to Vote.”
While MassFiscal strongly feels the Auditor’s office already has the legal authority to audit the legislature, Speaker Ron Mariano and Senate President Karen Spilka’s obsessive commitment to secretive governance means it’s necessary to explicitly spell that authority out and have the voters send a resounding message to legislative leaders. Speaker Mariano and Senate President Spilka preside over the least transparent legislative body in America and the legislative process has become so broken that they need the state’s voters to compel them to follow the law. The petition includes a bi-partisan group of original signers, including Republican state Representative Marcus Vaughn of Wrentham and Democratic state Auditor Diana DiZoglio. Speaker Mariano and Senate President Spilka are clearly hiding some well-kept secrets and we hope an audit will uncover that.
This week, MassFiscal will begin mailing signature gathering sheets to approximately 15,000 households of supporters and activists across the state, encouraging them to collect signatures from their friends and family and get them into the ballot committees for certification. The mailer will include a copy of the two petitions, and instruction sheets. If you would like to download a copy of the petitions and instruction sheets, please see below.
Audit the Legislature
Requiring citizens to show their IDs to vote is a simple and effective way to ensure only qualified voters are casting ballots and giving people the peace of mind that their elections are safe and secure. Show ID to vote helps prevent fraud and preventing fraud is common sense.
If you would like to download a copy of the petitions and instruction sheets, please see below.
Show ID to Vote
Signatures may be submitted to your local municipal clerk by November 22. If you have any questions about these efforts, please reach out to us by emailing at [email protected].