Get out the Vote for YES ON 4!

It’s time for an all out push to help win paid sick days in Massachusetts.  Over a million workers who do not now enjoy the right to earn sick days to take off sick to care for themselves and their families without risking their jobs will win that right if we are successful.

The opposition has been pushing its advertisement campaign designed to confuse voters.  We need to answer them by reaching as many working people as possible with the message VOTE YES ON 4.  Its not fair to ask workers to choose between their job and their health or caring for their loved ones and keeping their jobs.

The RaiseUp Coalition in which Mass Peace Action works has set up opportunities every day for us to Work on Get Out the vote activities in our communities or from our homes. 


Possibly the easiest way to help is by using the RaiseUp Massachusetts High Tech Hubdialer system from our home. The HubDialer systems, which requires a computer, internet connection and a phone, allow us to connect with many more callers than we normally could by having the computer call numerous numbers until it gets someone home then connects us. Almost instantly after finishing with one voter, we simply press ext call and will get another voter to tlk with. The calling script is available on the computer screen. The HubDialer is available all this week, with the times and log-in information listed below:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm to 3pm
Tuesday Spanish HubDialer from 4-8:30pm
Monday thru Friday: 4pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, Nov 1: 12pm to 5pmSunday, Nov 2: 4pm to 8:30pm 
Election Day: 10am to 8pm 
To join HubDialer, please go to and log in with the following:
Campaign Log-in ID: 04686 (Final Code from 10/29 to 11/4)
Passcode: 110414
BEFORE USING HUBDIALLER THE FIRST TIME IT IS GOOD TO DO A TRAINING.  We will also have trainings via conference call every day at 3:45 PM. To join the training, please call in to 712-775-7200 and use access code 380546. 




For those who would rather call from call centers with other callers and more of a feeling of collective effort, RaiseUp has a number of Call centers.  Below are the ones from Cambridge, Boston, and Newton.  If you would like to find a call center near you in other towns, let me know  and I will attempt to find the closest center to your location:


Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers; 15 Mt. Auburn St., 02138 (Near Harvard Square Stop on Red Line)

HUCTW  in-person Phone Bank on Wednesday and Thursday  4-8:30 pm

RaiseUp Office, 150 Mt. Vernon Ave., 2d Floor,, Boston (near JFK Umass stop on Red Line)

Calling center available during all Hubdialer calling shifts –see calling from home above for days and times)

Phone Bank Monday-Thursday 4-8:30 PMHome of Catherine Willinger: 125 Westchester Rd. 02458


Canvassing efforts will begin Saturday Nov. 1 through Tuesday Nov. 4, and for those that have signed up, they can go to the following address to collect their canvassing materials and get in training/ask any questions they may need before hitting the doors. TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR A WEEKEND CANVASS DOOR-DOOR OR BY PHONE CLICK HERE:

Some of these Raiseup locations are also being used as the staging locations for other campaigns, in which case you can canvass for multiple causes (a significant number of our volunteers have chosen to do this) or go on to canvass for Yes on 4 alone. 

Raise Up – Yes on Question 4 Staging Locations


Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers; 15 Mt. Auburn St., 02138
HUCTW also hosts an in-person Phone Bank on Wednesday and Thursdayfor those that would like to make calls not from home.
589 Mass. Ave (Central Square Coordinated Campaign HQ)
SEIU 888; 52 Roland St. Suite 101, Charlestown 02129
Home of Cat Anderson; 106 Davis Ave, 02445
Canvass: 360 Watertown St, 02458 (Coordinated Campaign HQ)
Phone Bank: 
Monday-Thursday Home of Catherine Willinger: 125 Westchester Rd. 02458
Nov 1-4 Home of Vicky Danvers; 
SEIU 1199: 150 Mt. Vernon St 2nd Floor, Dorchester 02125
City Life/ Vida Urbana; 284 Amory St. Jamaica Plain 02130

Please forgive the blast of information all at once.  There are pleanty of opportunities to do what we can for Earned Paid Sick Days in the final week.  Let the people you work with or volunteer coordinators know you are from Peace Action and do what you can. Each person’s action will help us win for a million others in our commonwealth.