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The Voting Law That's Being Ignored Print E-mail

April 6, 2015

Christopher Flavelle, BLOOMBERG VIEW

A few weeks ago, a Massachusetts government agency you've probably never heard of settled a lawsuit over what kinds of forms it has to hand out to people who apply for welfare. That might sound dull, but it's the backdrop for a fight against growing political and economic inequality.

Welfare Agencies Are Failing to Help Poor People Vote Print E-mail
March 26, 2015
Last week, Massachusetts became the latest state to either settle or lose in litigation over complaints that it wasn’t providing adequate voter registration services at welfare offices.
Massachusetts partially settles lawsuit over voter registration for welfare recipients Print E-mail
March 19, 2015
Shira Schoenberg, MASSLIVE.COM
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance has settled a 2012 lawsuit with voting rights organizations by agreeing to distribute voter registration forms to people applying for public assistance, to help people complete the forms and to provide oversight to ensure that public assistance workers abide by the requirements of a federal voting rights law.
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