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Three Things Nonprofits Should Know About Massachusetts Ballot Initiatives

Brad Bedingfield and M. Patrick Moore, Jr


With the 2018 November elections quickly approaching, nonprofits are taking a more active role in supporting or opposing Massachusetts ballot initiatives. Under Massachusetts State Campaign Finance Law known as G.L. c. 55 support for or opposition to a ballot initiative may be considered political activity, which may trigger the need to create a political committee, with detailed recordkeeping and disclosure requirements. So what rules do nonprofits have to follow? This is an area in which grey predominates.

Click the PDF file below to read more about the few black and white rules:

Massachusetts Ballot Initiatives


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