Public Policy Questions (PPQs)
Massachusetts Election Law allows citizens to place non-binding policy issues on the ballot in any State Senate or Representative District by obtaining a pre-determined number of signatures from individuals registered to vote in that targeted district. Public Policy Question, known as PPQs, afford voters the opportunity to communicate to their elected officials their opinions on any given policy issue.
DPFMA has used the PPQ system over the last seven years to show state officials that the people of Massachusetts are ready for reform. Additionally, PPQs prove that an official can support drug policy reform and not jeopardize their political career.
The Drug Policy Reform Community is now 33-0 on these local, non-binding referenda. Over 421,000 voters in Massachusetts have had the opportunity to vote on marijuana-related questions in 110 communities, and every single town and city neighborhood has chosen reform. DPFMA continues to use this important tool and will be placing several different PPQs on ballots across the state.