6,400 volunteers, 3,000 campaign donations, 83 Beacon Hill endorsements and more.
For Immediate Release
Boston, Mass. – October 2, 2020 –
With 34 days to go before Election Day, the Yes on 2 campaign has crossed some critical milestones, notching its 6,000th volunteer, its 3,000th donation, securing endorsements of more than 25 major advocacy and civic-minded organizations and gaining support from some of the most prominent political leaders in Massachusetts.
The ‘Yes on 2’ campaign in Massachusetts also got the backing of Academy Award winning actor Jennifer Lawrence in a new 30-second spot. Lawrence has been an advocate for ranked choice voting as a simple, fair and commonsense reform that would give voters more power, more representation and more voice at the voting booth. She is a Board Member of Represent.Us, a coalition partner of the Yes on 2 campaign.
Yes on 2, by the numbers:
- 111,268 certified signatures first round from all 351 cities and towns
- 17,512 certified signatures in the 1st electronic signature drive in American history for a ballot initiative
- 6,400 volunteers, representing every community in Massachusetts
- 3,000 donations from individuals
- 9,600 lawn signs delivered to front porches and front lawns
- 2 Former Governors and 1 Former Lieutenant Governor, 1 Former Treasurer and the Secretary of State – Governor Deval Patrick, Governor Bill Weld, Lt. Governor Kerry Murphy Healey, Treasurer Steve Grossman and Secretary Bill Galvin
- 2 United States Senators – Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Edward Markey
- 1 Attorney General Maura Healey
- 6 members of Congress – Representative Katherine Clark, Representative Ayanna Pressley, Representative Joseph Kennedy III, Representative Jim McGovern, Representative Lori Trahan and Representative Seth Moulton
- 83 endorsements in the Massachusetts State House
- 47 local and statewide political committees including the Massachusetts Democratic Party, Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, the Green-Rainbow Party and Young Democrats of Massachusetts
- 31 major advocacy, civil service, union, academic and faith-based groups are behind Yes on 2, including the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, MassVOTE, Sierra Club, Amplify Latinx, Humanity First, Boston Teachers Union, SEIU Local 888, SEIU Local 509 and the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts
“We are humbled by all of the support from across Massachusetts, and it just reaffirms our belief that the more people know about ranked choice voting and what it does to improve representation, the more they are inclined to support it,” said Lynda Tocci, senior advisor to the Yes on 2 campaign. “We are just getting started and will continue to build this coalition to give the people of Massachusetts more voice and more choice.”
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About the Yes on 2 Campaign
Yes On 2 is a citizen-led, nonpartisan campaign to adopt Ranked Choice Voting for Massachusetts elections starting in 2022. Ranked Choice Voting is a common-sense reform that gives voters more voice, more choice, more power and more freedom. It will strengthen our democracy by ensuring our leaders are supported by the broadest majority of voters and reflect the true will of the people.