Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey made the Lynn YMCA one of the first stops on her campaign to educate people across the state about their voting rights.
“As Election Day approaches, I want each and every voter to know that my office is working hard to ensure your vote is counted, your voice is heard, and our elections have integrity,” AG Healey said. “We are here to strengthen trust in our democratic process and protect your right to vote.”
AG Healey has made voter protection and election integrity a priority of her office. The AG’s Office launched a new website with resources available for voters, including important dates, information about voting options, and how the AG’s Office is protecting your right to vote.
The campaign includes the distribution of thousands of voter protection flyers in multiple languages to the state’s community-based organizations, faith-based groups, neighborhood associations, disability rights advocates, senior centers, colleges and universities, government officials, and municipalities to support its voter education campaign. The flyers have been translated to Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and are also available online at mass.gov/votingflyers.
“As a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, the YMCA is committed to helping people know how to register to vote and prepare for Election Day,” said Andrea Baez, Senior Branch Executive, Lynn YMCA. “In Lynn, more than 50 percent of the city’s residents speak a language other than English. Having resources in multiple languages from a trusted source like the Attorney General’s office will help us reach more people who may not have access to accurate or good quality information in their first language.”
The AG’s Voter Protection Flyer includes information about how to vote, including making sure voters register or confirm their voter registration at by the deadline of October 24, 2020.
“Voters have lots of choices this election season – voting in-person early or on election day, by mail, or by absentee ballot – we want them to know all of the voting resources available,” said Kathleen Walsh, President and CEO, YMCA of Metro North. “Voting has so many positive benefits for our community members and it helps people stay engaged in civic and social life. Especially now when so many people are isolated at home, voting is a great way to strengthen social ties and stay connected to what’s happening in our local area.”
For more information, visit mass.gov/protectthevote.