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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

VOTE!

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Tuesday, Nov 6, '18 is VOTING DAY! Vote like your rights depend on it. (Because they do). If you live in MA, you can learn more about where to vote, who's running, and the 3 questions on the ballot here: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleidx.htm 
 
We particularly want to draw your attention to Question 3. A 'Yes' vote on Question 3 will keep in place laws that prevent discrimination against individuals based on gender identity. We highlight it because it is essential to our work to recognize and be a part of undoing systemic injustices such as racism, sexism, transphobia and psychiatric oppression. An increasing amount of research also tells us that one of the best things we can do to reduce rates of suicide among trans individuals is to accept them for who they are. For example, to check out a study demonstrating how using a trans individual's chosen name can reduce the likelihood that they will attempt suicide, you can click here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29609917
 
Other questions include:
Question 1: Should there be limits on how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities?
Question 2: Should a citizens commission be created to consider and recommend potential amendments to the United States Constitution to establish that corporations do not have the same Constitutional rights as human beings and that campaign contributions and expenditures may be regulated?
 
 
Don't make the mistake of thinking that midterm elections (elections that happen halfway through a presidential term) aren't important. Voting has the potential to influence many things in the next two years from human service budgets to Supreme Court nominations (should another Supreme Court Justice step down) to many local laws and beyond.
 
 

 

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