People Govern, Not Money's citizen-led, volunteer signature collecting effort is in full force. Over 750 volunteers are active statewide, flexing their civic muscles so the 4.5 million Bay State voters have the opportunity to assert that corporations are not people, money is not speech, and neither be treated as such on the 2018 state ballot.
On Monday, Nov 3rd, the campaign will get a sweet boost. Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and Head Stamper at Stamp Stampede, will be in town, dishing out free ice cream and excitement to get us over the finish line. He's sure to draw MA voters, and we'll be collecting signatures all weekend!
Here are the details:
Nov. 3rd, 1-2pm - Free ice cream @ Boston University -- George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
- Nov. 3rd 3-4pm - Free ice cream @ Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shop -- 174 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116. RSVP here.
- Nov. 3rd, 6-8pm - Old West Church -- 131 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114. This event is a fundraiser to support and celebrate PGNM volunteers. To RSVP and make a contribution to People Govern, Not Money, click here. Active PGNM volunteers are welcome with free admission, but please RSVP here.
- Nov 4th, 9am - Volunteer Send Off at Lawton Park, 125 Lawton St., Brookline, MA 02446
- Nov. 4th, 12-1pm - Ballot Box -- 11 Kelley Square, Worcester, MA 01604 RSVP here.
- Nov. 4th, 5-7pm - Shire City Sanctuary -- 40 Melville St, Pittsfield, MA 02101 RSVP here.
Ballot initiatives are our most direct form of democracy, and citizen all across the country are using this civic tool to advance the 28th Amendment. Citizens in Montana, Colorado, Washington, and California have overwhelmingly won ballot initiates calling on Congress to overturn the effects of Citizens United v. FEC (2010) and ensure political equality for all Americans.
Currently, citizen leaders in Massachusetts and Wyoming are lighting it up, channeling the political will we know exists on this issue into tangible, civic achievement. This is citizenship in action, and it's just what's needed to reclaim our democracy.