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Clean Elections Action in W. Mass
by Patrick Keaney, via Oak
Email: pkeaney (nospam) netway.com
16 Apr 2001
On Friday, April 20th, supporters of the Clean Elections Law will gather at noon at Easthampton Hall (43 Main St.) to protest state representative Nancy Flavin's position on Clean Elections.
ACTION ALERT: Western Mass./Berkshires
On Friday, April 20th, supporters of the Clean Elections Law will gather at noon at Easthampton Hall (43 Main St.) to protest state representative Nancy Flavin's position on Clean Elections. Flavin does not support the voter-approved law, in spite of the fact that 73% of her constituents think it's a good idea. Flavin's district (57; 2nd Hampshire) includes Hadley, South Hadley, and Easthampton.
The demonstration will go from noon to 1 pm and we will be holding signs, distributing materials, and talking to the media. Rep. Flavin's lack of respect for democratic process and the will of voters that she represents needs to be made public. We hope that supporters of Clean Elections throughout the area will join us for this protest. Call our office with questions: (617) 451-5999 or toll-free (888) 775-2475.
How to Get There:
From the North: take Interstate 91 South to exit 17,
take Route 141 West, this route ends at the intersection
of Union (Route 141) and Main (Route 10) Streets. Or
take US Route 10 South, Easthampton is 3 miles South
From the South: take Interstate 91 North to exist
17B, take Route 141 West, this route ends at the
intersection of Union (Route 141) and Main (Route 10)
Streets. Or take US Route 10 North, Easthampton is 13
miles North of Westfield.
From the East or West: take Interstate 90, also
known as the Mass Turnpike to exit 4, get on
Interstate 91 North, from there follow directions from
Clean Elections Update: The voter-approved law went into effect on March 31, 2001 without the technical amendments offered by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance and without any of the compromises (allowances for district office expenses, raising the financial threshold for candidates' viability) that had been discussed. The system is not fully funded, however, and those in the legislature who oppose Clean Elections are planning to strip the funding for the law in the upcoming budget negotiations. Visit http://www.massvoters.org for more information.
Mass. Voters for Clean Elections
Rep. Flavin's webpage http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/n_f1.htm
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