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Jett says: Vote YES on Question 3!

By Edith Morgan

Early voting in Massachusetts …

I did it – and it was quick and easy, and foolproof. On Wednesday I was at the Worcester Senior Center to attend a class, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy some good conversation with friends – took my husband along, and the two of us decided to vote, as long as we were here anyway.

The line was long at times, so we waited a short time, and jumped into line when it was very short. We checked in, were checked off, got directions for filling out our TWO-page ballot!!, filled in the ovals by our choices, sealed up our ballots and inserted them in the box being guarded by the policeman on duty there. And, feeling virtuous, we sat down in the center’s library, read the paper and went home. And that was all there was to it.

Talking with people, it became obvious to me that many folks did not realize that they could vote here or at any of the five locations set up in Worcester.

Each location has a row of small computerized lists containing ALL THE NAMES OF ALL THE VOTERS IN THE ENTIRE CITY – so any registered voter can vote at any of the five sites, on any of the planned days.

With all the talk about voter fraud, we expect none at all in this election: once you have voted early, there is an “X” and EV placed by your name, so there is no way you can show up any other day, or at any other site and try to vote again. (Actually, the figures are that there have been only 37 cases of voter fraud in ONE BiLLION votes cast in America!!!) The voters are much more honest than we give them credit for!

The two weeks (seven days a week) early voting schedule should accomplish two things:

It will enable many voters who have trouble getting to the polls where they are assigned to vote any day of the week that is most convenient for them;

and it will relieve the long lines on November 8 – which we expect in the Presidential election.

So there is no longer much excuse for not voting. With so many days, so many locations, so many choices, I can not see what more we can do.

If you are still not certain, and need more information, or want to see the entire schedule, go to www.worcestema.gov

…Or exercise your previous right to an absentee ballot, or vote on November 8 at the same place where you are accustomed to voting. If you are not sure whether you are properly registered, inquire at the City of Worcester Election Commission (508-799-1134). If you have moved recently you may still be registered at your old address. (The RMV and the U.S. Post Office do NOT send your new address to the election commission.)

When you get your two-page ballot, if there is any office or any ballot question you do not wish to answer or have no opinion about, then vote all the others – your ballot still counts!



This election – Nov. 8 – please VOTE YES ON QUESTION 3!!!!

Really, it’s modest farm animal protection! No one is asking anyone to go vegan! We want to alleviate some of the suffering of pigs, veal calves, chickens. And make our food safer…and help our planet.

Below, we’ve made some sentences bold.

– Rosalie Tirella

But first, “Sir Paul,” for the animals:


By Citizens for Farm Animals

Residents of the Commonwealth have shown time and time again that we support commonsense protections for animals, the environment, and food safety.

November 8 Massachusetts voters will
have the opportunity to vote YES! on Question 3 to implement a modest animal protection reform.

Question 3 will prevent farm animals from being crammed into cages so small they can’t even turn around or extend their limbs, will improve food safety, and will support family farmers.

A YES! vote on Question 3 will also ensure that certain food items sold in the Commonwealth are compliant with these modest standards.

Major companies like Walmart and McDonald’s are already making similar improvements.

Question 3 Prohibits Cruel Confinement of Farm Animals

Vote YES! on Question 3 to prevent animal cruelty: Within days or even hours of birth, calves raised for
veal are often chained by their necks in crates too narrow to turn around or lie down comfortably.
The crates essentially immobilize these playful, energetic creatures, preventing them from engaging in almost any natural behaviors.

This lack of movement inhibits natural muscle development, often to such an extent that the calves are unable to walk to slaughter.

Vote YES! on Question 3 to prevent animal cruelty: Pigs are highly social and intelligent animals.

For years, female pigs used for breeding are confined in crates only two feet wide — so small the animals can’t even turn around or take more than a step forward or backward.

This extreme immobilization atrophies the pigs’muscles and bones. Since these inquisitive animals are denied mental stimulation, many become neurotic
and exhibit coping behaviors, such as repetitive biting of the bars in front of them.

Vote YES! on Question 3 to prevent animal cruelty: On many egg factory farms, hens are crammed into cages so small the birds can’t even spread their wings.

Packed five or more to a cage, each hen is forced to spend her whole life in a meager amount of space that’s smaller than an iPad. Virtually unable to move, the hens can’t engage in almost any of their natural behaviors, such as perching, nesting, foraging or even
walking more than a few steps.

In cages, chickens may suffer from bone fractures, feather-loss, and metabolic disease; some hens even become caught in the wire and die of starvation, unable to reach the food or water just inches away from them.

Question 3 Establishes Modest Standards
Vote YES! on Question 3 to ensure that substandard, inhumane, and unsafe products from these cruel confinement systems aren’t sold in our Commonwealth.

Question 3 Improves Human Health and Food Safety

Vote YES! on Question 3 to help keep our food supply safe. Industrial animal operations put our health at risk: cramming tens of thousands of animals into tiny cages promotes the spread of diseases.

The Center for Food Safety endorses this measure because numerous studies show that egg operations that confine hens in cages have higher rates of Salmonella, the leading cause of food poisoning-related death in America.

Animals kept in extreme confinement often live in their own waste and are pumped full of drugs that can
taint the food we eat.

Vote YES! on Question 3 on November 8, 2016

Protect animals and our families’ food supply!

To learn more visit: http://www.citizensforfarmanimals.com/resources!

Get involved to help farm animals!