Your Right to Vote - Upcoming Elections in Massachusetts
We are approaching state-wide elections and the information below is provided to help you get engaged!
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 along with races for Congress, Massachusetts will cast ballots for Governor, state-wide constitutional officers and local State House representation (State Representative and State Senator). Voter registration for the November 6, 2018 State Election is closed. The last day to register to vote for the November 6 election was October 17, 2018.
In addition to the housing, shelter, outreach and job training programs and services provided by Pine Street Inn, we also work at a policy level focusing on policies that will help bring positive change to the lives of homeless men and women.
Pine Street Inn is only able to do the work it does because of its partnership with city, state and federal government. Elected and government officials are the drivers of both funding and policy which provide key resources to both homeless individuals and the agencies that serve them.
Pine Street Inn receives close to 60% of its funding from the government. Through our Government Relations department, we work to maintain a productive relationship with those government funders and policymakers so that we can maximize their support.
As a part of Pine Street’s efforts to contribute to and help shape those critical funding and policy decisions, we engage in the following activities:
Member, Coalition for Homeless Individuals
Commission to End Homelessness
- Member, CHAPA (Citizens Housing and Planning Assoc.)
- Member, MHSA (Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Assoc.)
- Member, National Low Income Housing Coalition
- Member, National Coalition for the Homeless
Member, National Coalition to End Homelessness
- Work closely with community groups to support issues of importance to Pine Street Inn
Work with friends of Pine Street to advocate with legislators regarding budget and policy issues of importance to
Pine Street and the homeless men and women we serve
- In 2004 Pine Street created a state-wide coalition which joined with a nationwide event to register homeless people to vote
- In 2008 Pine Street participated in a national effort to register homeless and low-income people to vote
- Ongoing efforts to register homeless men and women to vote throughout the year