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Since a judge ruled that cutting off voter registration 3 weeks before an election is unconstitutional, there's a push now to get same-day registration.

Here's what you need to know to help (mini-thread):
The ruling was this past summer. The cutoff was ruled unconstitutional and stated it unnecessarily prevented a number of voters from voting. wbur.org/news/2017/07/2…
In January, the MA Secretary of State proposed a new bill to enact same-day registration. The link to the actual bill is in this article: wbur.org/news/2018/01/2…
(Yes, the picture in the article is the same, but the articles are different, I promise.)
A couple of days ago, this Point/Counterpoint was printed in the Boston Globe. I feel the best way to argue one side is to know what the other side is saying, so you can address their issues. bostonglobe.com/metro/regional…
Now that you know a bit more about the issue, I encourage you to call your state legislators and ask them about the status of this bill. Push them on the issue of #VotingRights.

Get their contact info here: openstates.org

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