The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is taking no positions on the 2022 Massachusetts ballot questions. This means that League members may participate in Yes or No campaigns as individuals but should not do anything to make the public think that the LWVMA or a Local League has endorsed a Yes or No campaign.
How Does The Board Decide?
The LWVMA Board votes to support, oppose, or take no position on specific ballot questions based on positions
or goals previously researched and adopted by the League, which are described in Impact on Issues (LWVUS) or Where We Stand (LWVMA).
Constitutional Amendment Ballot Question
The LWVMA Board voted to take no position on the “Massachusetts Income Tax for Education and Transportation Amendment,” nicknamed the “Fair Share Amendment” and the “Millionaires Tax.” This proposed amendment will appear on the November ballot. If approved by the voters, it would create an additional 4% tax on the portion of income above $1 million and earmark that income tax revenue for public schools, colleges, and universities, and for the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges and public transportation.
The Board has voted to take no position on this constitutional amendment because its earmarking (opposed by the League) is partially countered by the move toward a graduated income tax (supported by the League).
For more information about this decision and the other ballot questions, see the LWVMA Statement.