During the pandemic, Massachusetts made positive-but temporary-changes to state law, like mandating virtual access to public meetings. This change alone dramatically increased participation in local government by removing barriers to access that, for many people, predated the pandemic.
That's why we're urging lawmakers to support An Act to modernize participation in public meetings (HD2828; SD2143), which would update the Open Meeting Law to make remote access for public meetings permanent and routine at all levels of government. (Don't worry; you'll still have the option to attend in person if you wish.)
Please take a moment to personalize the message. Your voice and your reasons for supporting civil liberties matter!
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