NY State Acts On Petition Gathering

“By executive order, Governor Cuomo has made clear that petition gathering during the coronavirus outbreak is a public health disaster waiting to happen. It is critical that the Massachusetts legislature acts immediately to modify ballot access requirements and curtail this operation so the law is aligned with state and federal guidelines to practice social distancing and limit person-to-person contact.”

“Today, I strongly and urgently reiterate this call to action. People’s lives are at stake, and it is a total abdication of duty for the Massachusetts legislature not to act promptly to remedy this dangerous policy contradiction.”