2014 Ballot Measures

On November 4, Jamaica Plain has many reasons to go to the polls. One of the most important is the critical decisions we have to make about the future of our Commonwealth. Make Your Voices Heard!

No on #1 • Yes on #2 • Yes on #3 • Yes on #4

No on #1 To Keep the T Funded.Retain the law that indexes the gas tax to inflation. We cannot afford to gamble on our transportation system. The shifting nature of political winds require us to ensure the continued stability of this key resource for our state’s economic lifeline. Learn more…

Yes on #2 For a Better Environment. Expand beverage container deposits to include water and juice bottles. Container deposit laws are good for the environment, reduce litter, increase recycling, reduce trash-collection costs, and encourage consumer responsibility. Learn more…

Yes on #3 To Repeal the Casino Deal. Casino saturation across the northeast has made it impossible for them to deliver on promised revenues. Casinos act as parasites, hurting local businesses, provide poor jobs, increase social costs like addiction and crime, and are a poor strategy for economic development. Learn more…

Yes on #4 For Earned Sick Time. Gives employees the right to earn an hour of sick time per 30 hours worked. One million workers in Mass. cannot now earn a single hour of sick time. Earned sick time improves employee retention and productivity, and is good for our economy. This measure has proven beneficial for businesses large and small, and for employees across sectors. Please Join Us In Supporting This Critical Measure for Our Communities. Learn more…