Every two years, you elect your State Senator. But what happens after that? Where do they stand on the issues of the day on Beacon Hill? How do they vote on the bills that come before the House of Representatives during the two-year legislative session?
Every year, Progressive Massachusetts puts together a scorecard of Legislators' votes, zeroing in on those roll call votes that often can show the distinction between a progressive legislator, and everyone else.
With the Progressive Mass scorecard, you can see how your State Senator votes, helping the public understand where he or she stands on specific policies, and giving you the information to better advocate for the issues that you care about, and even influence your vote in election years.
The Senate Scorecard for the first year of the 2015-2016 legislative session is below (looking for the House Scorecard? It's here).
- + = Progressive position;
- - = Did not vote with the progressive position;
- [NV] = No vote taken (legislator not present)
189th Senate Scores * 🔻 click to 🔻 view in separate window 🔻
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Key/Descriptions 🔻 click to 🔻 view in separate window 🔻For Scorecards from other sessions, see: progressivemass.com/scorecard * (Looking for the House Scorecard? Click here)
* What you see in our Scorecards and accompanying materials and anlaysis are the result of many, many hours of hard work by dedicated volunteers. Research, interviews, coding, data input, reviewing, designing, coordinating, investigating, editing and intensive consideration and deliberation. Our scorecards are unique and are having the impact we seek: giving voters access to obscure info that is necessary to keep legislators accountable.
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