Bob Massie on Government Reform
Organized people can beat organized money
I reject the idea that our political future should be determined by elites. I know, as does Our Revolution Massachusetts, that organized people can beat organized money and entrenched power.
The grassroots power of 10,000 Our Revolution
Massachusetts members and friends will be critical to successful caucuses, as well as building momentum toward the primary and general elections. We will work to employ their creativity and energy in a genuine people-powered campaign.
Source: ORMA questionnaire on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Dec 20, 2017
Rigged political system addressed by democratic engagement
Q: How do you deal with what Bernie Sanders referred to as the rigged political system?
A: I think the founders would be horrified by the level of power exerted by the wealthy and by corporations. And if the founders had been able to anticipate them,
they would certainly have denied corporations the idea that they were somehow a person with constitutional rights.
Q: What can be done?
A: I don't understand why people ignore politics. The one thing that can overcome the [corporate] forces is
democratic engagement. But [corporate forces] understand that, so they do everything they can to dishearten us, to disenfranchise us, to suppress voters, to change the rules. In fact, I believe that the Republican Party has realized that the only way it
can stay in power is by continuing to cheat--cheating in voter suppression, cheating in Citizens United, in redistricting, cheating in just about every way they can, to make sure that only the people who are likely to vote for them get to vote.
Source: Commonwealth Magazine on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Jun 16, 2017
Supports same-day voter registration
The Cambridge Dems asked for stances on charter schools, sanctuary cities/states, the millionaire's tax, and money in politics (Not every candidate was asked about every issue):
Source: Politico.com on 2018 Massachusetts governor race
, Feb 1, 2017
Warren supports extending Newton's newly passed "welcoming ordinance" across the entire state but stopped short of supporting a full-on sanctuary state designation.
Massie is for same-day voter registration and is "not for expanding charter schools at a huge rate," and didn't support Question 2.
Wolf supports becoming a sanctuary state and pursuing additional taxes beyond the millionaire's tax.
- Gonzalez supports same-day voter registration, and believes single-payer health care "needs to be on the table."
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