Legislation and Policy

Taxpayers’ Right to Know

Taxpayers’ Right to Know AN ACT PROVIDING FEDERAL AND STATE BUDGET INFORMATION TO RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH This act would send residents of Massachusetts annual reports detailing the total amount of income tax paid to the state and federal governments and what that money was […]

Travel Conflict of Interest. Graphic: Kaitlyn Locke / WGBH News
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Travel Conflict of Interest

Travel Conflict of Interest (H.3240) A MEASURE TO REDUCE THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN STATE POLITICS This act would ban state legislators from accepting all expenses paid trips from lobbying interests, a current loophole in anti-corruption legislation. Assigned to Committee: State Administration & Regulatory Oversight […]

A boy sits between the wood poles at a market amid the ongoing fuel and cooking gas shortages in Sanaa, Yemen October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi
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Divest from the Yemen War

Divestment from the Yemen War (S.1735 / H.2636) AN ACT RELATIVE TO PENSION DIVESTMENT FROM COMPANIES SELLING WEAPONS TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA This act would divest Massachusetts state pension funds from companies selling weapons to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and thus supporting the […]

Jan. 22, 2021 Actions in Massachusetts to welcome the Nuclear Ban Treaty
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Nuclear Disarmament Initiative

The Massachusetts Peace & Justice Network is proposing a package of three bills to protect Massachusetts residents from the existential threat of nuclear weapons. The Back from the Bring Resolution supports those that have signed the treaty and calls on the federal government to pull […]

Legislation and Policy

Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda 2021-2022

2021-2022 Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda The Massachusetts Peace & Justice Network has partnered with allied legislators to submit a set of bills to the Massachusetts state legislature concerning nuclear disarmament, Yemen, transparency in politics, and the budget. Below are the 7 bills that we […]