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Yes on ballot questions 1, 2, 3!

October 30, 2018


The Local 888 Executive Board voted Oct. 20 to endorse a Yes vote on ballot questions 1, 2 and 3.

QUESTION 1: A Yes vote would require emergency room RNs to care for no more than five patients at a time, fewer depending on a patient’s condition. California provides a successful example of enacting such a law. The ballot question was sponsored by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and the Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care.

QUESTION 2: A Yes vote would set up a state commission to write a report on money in politics. The goal, ultimately, is to enact a campaign finance amendment to the U.S. Constitution – overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision. That ruling removed many campaign-finance limits and allowed billion-dollar corporations to make unlimited political donations.

QUESTION 3: A Yes vote would keep in place a 2016 state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in places open to the public. Under the law, transgender people can use a space, such as restrooms, that matches their gender identity. Since the law took effect, there has been no increase in safety incidents in places such as bathrooms.