" 'Governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed.' That's Thomas Jefferson, in the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence, stating the radical idea at the heart of our new nation. But our Constitution didn't end up granting all citizens the right to vote, and six amendments later, we still don't have universal suffrage for all citizens." —Joyce Hackett
As the Automatic Voter Registration Field Organizer for Common Cause MA, Joyce helped organized hundreds of activists state-wide to work together to pass AVR in MA and to join MA to ERIC, the Electronic Registration Information Center.