2018 Ballot Initiatives
MassVOTE is rooted in this country’s historical struggles for racial equality over the past 200+ years, and initiated by the passing of the cornerstone civil rights legislation, the Voting Rights Acts of 1965. Our roots stem from those that worked to create and form a culture of civic participation among historically disenfranchised groups in underserved communities across the country. MassVOTE is committed to the protection and uplifting of historically disenfranchised citizens and their hard won rights. We support safe and healthy workspaces, fair and balanced elections, and equality for all. We endorse YES on all 3 State-Wide Ballot Initiatives.
Understanding Question 1
Question 1: This law would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse. The maximum number of patients per nurse would vary by unit and level of care.
Yes: Would limit the number of patients assigned to nurses at hospitals and health care facilities.
No: Would make no change in current laws regarding nurse/patient ratios.
Understanding Question 2
Question 2: This law would create a citizens commission to recommend potential amendments to the US Constitution to regulate campaign contributions and spending, establishing that corporations do not have the same rights as human beings.
Yes: Create the citizen’s commission
No: Would not create the citizen’s commission
Understanding Question 3
Question 3: This law adds gender identity to the listed of prohibited grounds of discrimination along with race, color, creed, original, sex, disability, and ancestry in any place that is open to and accepts the patronage of the general public.
Yes: Would keep the law in place that prohibits the discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
No: Would repeal the gender-identity provision in the anti-discrimination law.