April 28, 2020


Join advocates from disenfranchised communities to call for action to protect the right to vote in face of COVID-19

Boston, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III and Attorney General Maura Healey teamed up today to continue the push for statewide vote-by-mail in Massachusetts, requiring the mailing of a ballot to every registered voter in the state. Along with advocates representing voters with disabilities, students and communities of color, Kennedy and Healey made the case that no one should be denied the right to vote in the upcoming primary and general elections.

“No one should be forced to choose between their health and their voice in this democracy,” said Congressman Kennedy. “Ballots should be mailed to every single voter in this state so that everyone in our Commonwealth can be heard. Every day we delay enacting statewide – and nationwide – vote-by-mail is another day that democracy will be deferred.”

“In this incredibly difficult time, we need to make voting easier and more accessible to all,” said AG Healey. “Adopting a vote-by-mail system is the best way we can make our democracy more inclusive and keep people safe.” 

Kennedy and Healey were joined by Chelsea City Councilor Roy Avellaneda; Kim Charlson, Immediate Past President, American Council of the Blind; Hayley Fleming, President, College Democrats of Massachusetts; and Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins.


For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2020

Dan Black (202) 225-5931