Town Resolution

 

Resolution authored by Represent US Supporting State and Federal Legislation to

Limit the Influence of Money in Politics and Promote Free and Fair Elections

WHEREAS, the unregulated influence of money has degraded the fairness and efficacy of our elections at every governmental level; and

WHEREAS, free and fair elections are essential to the health of our democracy and demand our efforts to protect them; and

WHEREAS, in an effort to counter this threat to our democracy, a non-partisan grassroots movement known as “Represent.US” is working for legislative reforms through local chapters including Represent Western Mass

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the citizens of the Town of ________, Massachusetts that we support legislation that will forestall the influence of money in our elections through measures such as limiting the access of lobbyists, mandating full transparency in campaign financing, adopting public campaign financing. instituting automatic voter registration, ending gerrymandering, and instituting ranked choice voting. to encourage civic participation and ensure fair representation in this most vital of our democratic institutions.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the citizens of the Town of ___________ implores our elected representatives in Boston, State Senator ___________ and Rep. ______________ and in Washington, Sen. Edward Markey and Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. ___________ (or their successors) to lead this effort to enact these initiatives in Massachusetts and in the U.S. Congress.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the Town of ___________ is hereby directed to give notice to the above representatives by sending a certified copy of this resolution to each of them.