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Massachussets has home to several advocates and affiliates helping to mobilize over 7 million people across 14 counties in the Bay State.

Move to Amend has partnered with We the People Massachusetts -- a non-partisan, all-volunteer network of citizens across the Commonwealth devoted to the cause of democracy. It currently consists of nine local chapters that support the movement to amend the US Constitution by passing House Joint Resolution 48, the We the People Amendment. 

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WtPMA Toolkits:

Resources for Activists

Resources for Businesses

WtPMA Chapters:

Berkshires (Great Barrington)

Cape Cod

Citizens for Economic Democracy (Fairhaven)

Greater Boston

Metro Northwest (Sudbury)

Metro Southwest (Medway)

North Central (Lancaster)

North Shore (Salem)

South Shore (Sharon)

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Communities in Support

Alongside hundreds of thousands of individuals have signed our Motion to Amend petition, there have been over 700 communities and states that have passed public resolutions, ordinances, and ballot initiatives supporting the We the People Amendment. Below is a list of resolutions that were passed by elected political bodies (i.e. state legislatures, or county/city/town/village councils), residents who voted at Town Hall meetings, or by voters following organized ballot campaigns by Move to Amend supporters in Massachusetts.

Passing local resolutions in support of amending the constitution is a great way to educate the public and to send a strong signal to legislators that people care about these issues. Click here for information on how to organize a resolution campaign in your community!

Resolutions & Ordinances Passed

Andover Town Meeting

Ashburnham Town Meeting

Brimfield Town Meeting

Burlington Town Meeting

Essex Town Meeting

Hawley Town Meeting

Monson Town Meeting

Nahant Town Meeting

Natick Town Meeting

North Andover Town Meeting

Oxford Town Meeting

Saugus Town Meeting

Scituate Town Meeting

Ballot Initiatives Passed

Citizens of Acton

Citizens of Adams

Citizens of Alford

Citizens of Amesbury

Citizens of Amherst

Citizens of Aquinnah

Citizens of Arlington

Citizens of Ashby

Citizens of Ashfield

Citizens of Ashland

Citizens of Ayer

Citizens of Avon

Citizens of Barnstable

Citizens of Becket

Citizens of Bedford

Citizens of Belmont

Citizens of Bernadston

Citizens of Beverly

Citizens of Blanford

Citizens of Boxborough

Citizens of Brewster

Citizens of Brookline

Citizens of Buckland

Citizens of Burlington

Citizens of Cambridge

Citizens of Canton

Citizens of Carlisle

Citizens of Charlemont

Citizens of Chatham

Citizens of Chelmsford

Citizens of Cheshire

Citizens of Chester

Citizens of Chesterfield

Citizens of Chilmark

Citizens of Clarksburg

Citizens of Colrain

Citizens of Concord

Citizens of Conway

Citizens of Cummington

Citizens of Dalton

Citizens of Danvers

Citizens of Deerfield

Citizens of Dennis

Citizens of Dover

Citizens of Dunstable

Citizens of Eastham

Citizens of Edgartown

Citizens of Egremont

Citizens of Erving

Citizens of Fairhaven

Citizens of Falmouth

Citizens of Fitchburg

Citizens of Florida

Citizens of Framingham

Citizens of Franklin

Citizens of Georgetown

Citizens of Gill

Citizens of Gloucester

Citizens of Goshen

Citizens of Gosnold

Citizens of Great Barrington

Citizens of Greenfield

Citizens of Groton

Citizens of Hadley

Citizens of Hamilton

Citizens of Hancock

Citizens of Harvard

Citizens of Harwich

Citizens of Hatfield

Citizens of Haverhill

Citizens of Heath

Citizens of Hinsdale

Citizens of Holliston

Citizens of Hopedale

Citizens of Hopkinton

Citizens of Hudson

Citizens of Huntington

Citizens of Ipswich

Citizens of Lanesborough

Citizens of Lee

Citizens of Lenox

Citizens of Leverett

Citizens of Lexington

Citizens of Leyden

Citizens of Lincoln

Citizens of of Littleton

Citizens of Malden

Citizens of Manchester-by-the-Sea

Citizens of Marblehead

Citizens of Marion

Citizens of Marlborough

Citizens of Mashpee

Citizens of Mattapoisett

Citizens of Maynard

Citizens of Medway

Citizens of Melrose

Citizens of Mendon

Citizens of Merrimac

Citizens of Middlefield

Citizens of Milford

Citizens of Millis

Citizens of Monroe

Citizens of Montague

Citizens of Monterey

Citizens of Mount Washington

Citizens of Nantucket

Citizens of Needham

Citizens of New Ashford

Citizens of New Marlborough

Citizens of New Salem

Citizens of Newbury

Citizens of Newburyport

Citizens of Newton

Citizens of Norfolk

Citizens of North Adams

Citizens of North Atterborough

Citizens of Northampton

Citizens of Northfield

Citizens of Oak Bluffs

Citizens of Orange

Citizens of Orleans

Citizens of Otis

Citizens of Peabody

Citizens of Pelham

Citizens of Pepperell

Citizens of Peru

Citizens of Pittsfield

Citizens of Plainfield

Citizens of Plainville

Citizens of Provincetown

Citizens of Richmond

Citizens of Rochester

Citizens of Rockport

Citizens of Rowe

Citizens of Rowley

Citizens of Royalston

Citizens of Salem

Citizens of Salisbury

Citizens of Sandisfield

Citizens of Savoy

Citizens of Sharon

Citizens of Sheffield

Citizens of Shelburne

Citizens of Sherborn

Citizens of Shirley

Citizens of Shutesbury

Citizens of Somerville

Citizens of Southborough

Citizens of South Hadley

Citizens of Stockbridge

Citizens of Stow

Citizens of Sudbury

Citizens of Sunderland

Citizens of Swampscott

Citizens of Tisbury

Citizens of Topsfield

Citizens of Townsend

Citizens of Truro

Citizens of Tyringham

Citizens of Waltham

Citizens of Warwick

Citizens of Washington

Citizens of Watertown

Citizens of Wayland

Citizens of Wellfleet

Citizens of Wendell

Citizens of Wenham

Citizens of West Bridgewater

Citizens of West Newbury

Citizens of West Stockbridge

Citizens of West Tisbury

Citizens of Westborough

Citizens of Westhampton

Citizens of Weston

Citizens of Whately

Citizens of Williamsburg

Citizens of Williamstown

Citizens of Windsor

Citizens of Worthington

Citizens of Wrentham

Citizens of Yarmouth

On November 6, 2018, the citizens of Massachusetts followed by voting 71% to 29% in favor of creating a citizens commission to consider and recommend potential constitutional amendments, including the We the People Amendment (HJR 48). 

The Commission met for 18 months and We the People Massachusetts members gave regular testimony and invited expert speakers. A key conclusion of the Commission was to endorse the We the People Act, stating in August 2020: 

"Therefore, Massachusetts should support and find ways to (1) work through the US Congress to pass the amendments and submit for ratification by the states, (2) consider and support efforts behind a limited-purpose Article V convention, provided it is limited to amendments that are the subject of this Commission.”

The commission’s work continues as of 2021.


Endorsing Organizations

More than 600 local, state, and national organizations have come forward to support the passage of the We the People Amendment (in Congress as House Joint Resolution 48). Below are the Massachusetts-based organizations that formally call on our federal representatives to pass the We the People Amendment, and our local and state representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort. 

If your organization, business, union, faith community, or local governmental organization would like to sign on as a supporter of this effort, click here to add your endorsement!

Alliance for Democracy

Baker, Braverman, & Barbado, PC

Boston Ethical Society

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

Democracy Amendment Coalition of Massachusetts-West

Hands Across the River Coalition, Inc. - Greater New Bedford, Massachusetts

No Money Congress

North Shore Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Occupy Amherst

Occupy Berkshires

Occupy Falmouth

Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy

Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Shays 2: Western Massachusetts Committee on Corporations & Democracy

Social Action Committee, First Religious Society Unitarian-Universalists of Newburyport

The Enviro Show on WXOJ-LP (103.3 FM)

Unitarian Universalist Association

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth - Social Action Committee

Unitarian Universalist Parish of Monson - Social Action Committee

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

United for a Fair Economy

United to Save Our Democracy

Women's International League for Peace & Freedom

Worcester Democratic Club

*Bold = Founding Organization


Massachusetts' Congressional Delegation

U.S. SENATE

Senator:
Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren


Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4543
Fax: (202) 228-2072
Contact

Senator:
Edward “Ed” Markey
Edward “Ed” Markey


Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer:
NO


DC Office:
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2742
Fax: (202) 224-8525
Contact

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1st District:
Richard Neal

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
372 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5601
Fax: (202) 225-8112
Contact

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2nd District:
James “Jim” McGovern

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: YES


DC Office:
370 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C., DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6101
Fax: (202) 225-5759
Contact

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3rd District:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2439 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3411
Contact

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4th District:

Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
1524 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5931
Fax: (202) 225-0182
Contact

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5th District:

Cosponsor: NO (YES in 116th)
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2448 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2836
Fax: (202) 226-0092
Contact

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6th District:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: YES


DC Office:
1127 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8020
Fax: (202) 225-5915
Contact

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7th District:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
1108 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5111
Fax: (202) 225-9322
Contact

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8th District:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2109 Rayburn House Office Building
WashingtonDC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8273
Fax: (202) 225-3984
Contact

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9th District:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2351 Rayburn House Office Building
WashingtonDC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3111
Fax: (202) 225-5658
Contact

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