FAQS -- REPRESENT US

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

1)    Is Represent.Us a partisan group?

No. Represent.Us believes that real political power comes from real people. Conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between are putting aside partisan differences to form Represent.Us chapters with one common goal: fixing our corrupt political system.

2)    What is an Anti-Corruption Resolution?

An Anti-Corruption Resolution in a non-binding show of support for the American Anti-Corruption Act (FAQs # 8) You can read the FULL ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT HERE.

3)    What Massachusetts towns can have an Anti-Corruption Resolution?

                                         You can check our list of Massachusetts towns here.

4)    Do I have to live in a town to sponsor a Anti-Corruption Resolution? Yes.

5)    How can I participate/help if I don’t live in a Massachusetts town?

If you don’t live in a Massachusetts town but still want to help, you can help us by identifying friends/family in MA towns who would want to sponsor a Resolution, help us collect signatures for Resolutions, and more. Contact us at repus.boston@gmail.com  or RepWMa@gmail.com to learn more.

6)    What’s the difference between open and representative Town Meetings?

In open town meetings, a citizen petition (in this case, an Anti-Corruption Resolution) is voted on by whatever town citizens are in attendance at the town meeting.

In representative town meetings, the citizen petition is vote on by the town’s Selectboard. This difference in town meetings affects who we have to talk to in order to gain support for the Anti-Corruption Resolution.

7)    Do I have to collect signatures and/or bother my friends and neighbors?

No. Volunteers from Represent.Us: Boston or Represent Western Mass will help with this step so you don’t need to participate in this if you don’t want to. (But we’ll always be happy to have you join!)

8)    What is the Anti-Corruption Act?

The American Anti-Corruption Act is a piece of model legislation designed to limit the influence of money in American politics by overhauling lobbying, transparency, and campaign finance laws. 

Bruce Watson