Who We Are & What We Do
The Safe Elections Network was formed in the spring of 2020 in response to the threats that COVID-19 poses to our core democratic institution: our elections. The Network is made up of organizations from across the state, spanning an array of issue areas, that came together to pass legislation to expand mail voting and safe in-person voting options. Since then, the Network has focused our efforts and attention on ensuring that all eligible voters in the Commonwealth know their options and can cast a ballot that is counted, safely.
The Safe Elections Network is fighting to address challenges that COVID-19 poses to robust and participatory and equitable elections. These include suppressed voter registration, understaffing at polls, polling location closures, and the risk that Massachusetts’ Black and POC communities who have been most affected by the virus will also be those who face inordinate barriers to safe participation. At the same time, the Network has coalesced around a shared understanding that significant and disproportionate barriers to political participation for BIPOC and low-income communities are long-standing in our state. The Safe Elections Network is committed to amplifying these voices at every opportunity.