Our partners have led and won important racial and economic justice policies in Massachusetts including Earned Sick Time, Criminal Offender Record Information reform, election modernization victories such as Early Voting, protections for senior transit riders “The Ride”, bilingual ballots for Chinese & Vietnamese voters (Boston), and many more.

Our partners joined hands and established the MVT because we know that our Democracy is at a crossroads. Though perceived as a bastion of progressive politics at the national level, Massachusetts has one of the highest gaps in income and wealth inequality in the nation, presenting real challenges for the New American Majority and making organizing imperative.

We believe that it is in our hands to reclaim Democracy so that it fulfills its promise as a government for, by and of the people.  Therefore, we work to organize, educate and mobilize our communities to fully engage in civic life.

Where We Work

The Voter Table worked in 87% of MA House districts during 2014

The Voter Table worked in 87% of MA House districts during 2014

Our Partners

Our Trainings

“Today has helped me reflect more what power is and what power means to me.”

The Massachusetts Voter Table invited Wellstone Action to Boston for the second year on July 12 and 13, 2018. Over one hundred participants from 46 organizations across the state came together to learn about grassroots organizing and building a field program. A dozen senior leaders of MVT partner organizations met for a long-term strategy session. In the next five years, MVT plans to build relationships with 1 million New American Majority voters across Massachusetts and convene organizations to bring transparency, accountability, and democracy to the statehouse.

“I learned about multiple organizations in Massachusetts and across the country, which has been very important for my career choices.”
“I learned how to reach the heart and not just the mind.”
Read more in our annual report!

Read more in our annual report!

Building Power for a Multiracial Democracy & The Public Good in 2018

MVT focused on developed young leaders of color to increase civic engagement in their communities, contributed to campaigns to advance civic access, and fought for the rights and resources for people marginalized by the political and economic systems.

In 2018, MVT led a movement-building electoral strategy to shift the relations of power in Massachusetts by:

  • Providing Data, Tools & Training for Integrated Voter Engagement

  • Training Leaders from Impacted Communities

  • Raising the Floor for Working Families & Advancing Civic Access through Automatic Voter Registration

  • Preparing Communities of Color for the 2020 Census

Our Impact on Turnout

In 2018, the Massachusetts Voter Table had 61,687 conversations with voters, sent 210,543 text messages to voters, and registered 4,8000 voters, resulting in 272,230 voter contacts. We created a target universe for the “Rising Massachusetts Electorate” to coordinate outreach to less likely voters. From our analysis, 69 percent of voters in our target universe, when contacted by an MVT partner organization, turned out to vote, a 9.5% increase within our target universe. These effects were especially pronounced among voters of color and young voters.

Overall Target Voter Turnout
By age