TOWN MEETINGS KEEP SIGNING ON

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SUNDERLAND, MA -- This town's town meeting joined 25 others in the region supporting the Anti-Corruption Act.  

The non-binding resolution was passed unanimously at Sunderland Town Meeting on April 27.  The  Sunderland Anti-Corruption Resolution states that “tough, new anti-corruption laws for politicians, lobbyists and outside groups such as super PACs are necessary in order to protect and promote the First Amendment as the most stakeholders in government instead of major donors.”

Nationwide approval of The Anti-Corruption Act is the main thrust of Represent.US.  (Click here to read the full act.). Nineteen towns in Massachusetts have approved resolutions supporting the act.  In Western Massachusetts, the list includes Montague, Leverett, Whately, Colrain, Conway, Shutesbury, and several towns in Berkshire County. 

Pelham Town Meeting will consider a similar resolution when it meets on Saturday, May 12.

AND HERE'S EDITORIAL SUPPORT FROM THE DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE:

 

Bruce Watson