This November, Massachusetts voters will decide on three important ballot questions. The BTU is voting YES on the People’s Agenda: Yes on 1, Yes on 2 and Yes on 3.
Vote YES on 1: A yes vote is a vote in favor of establishing patient assignment limits for registered nurses working in hospitals. Question 1 would establish patient assignment limits for registered nurses working in hospitals. Limits would be determined by the type of medical unit or patient a nurse is working with. The BTU is supporting this measure. Read the text of the measure.
The No On 1 campaign has been very effective at confusing people about this ballot measure. Please see this Fact Sheet for information on the Yes on 1 campaign.
YES ON 2: Commission on Limiting Election Spending and Corporate Rights
Vote YES on 2: A yes vote is a vote in favor of establishing a 15-member citizens’ commission to advocate for certain amendments to the United States Constitution regarding campaign finance and corporate personhood. Question 2 would create a citizens commission composed of 15 members. The commission would propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution, specifically regarding overturning Citizens United and defining inalienable constitutional rights as belonging to individual living human beings, not artificial entities or collections of human beings. The commission would create reports on: political and election spending in Massachusetts; the legal ability of the state government to regulate corporations; and proposals for federal constitutional amendments and actions recommended for advancing the proposed amendments. Read the text of the ballot question.
YES ON 3: Transgender Anti-Discrimination