UPDATED: The meeting has been postponed.
FRAMINGHAM – In an effort to reach as many citizens across the Commonwealth as possible, the Massachusetts Citizens Commission will be holding their public meetings in different regions starting in June, the first stop is MetroWest.
Commissioner and State Representative Carmine Gentile (D-13th Middlesex; consisting of Sudbury, Wayland and part of Framingham) along with colleague and Framingham School Committee member Noval Alexander encouraged the panel to hold their next two public meetings outside of Boston on the campus of Framingham State University.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the chapel or also known as The Heineman Ecumenical & Cultural Ctr situated at the corner of Maynard Road at Church Street.
The following meeting is slated to be held on June 24, with the time to be determined.
The Citizens Commission was created in the wake of a statewide ballot initiative which passed overwhelmingly in the November 2018 general election.
The appointed panel is charged with examining and analyzing “Citizens United” the 2010 landmark U.S Supreme Court case which ruled that corporations are like individual citizens and can contribute money to Federal elections.
The Commission is also charged with drafting a proposed amendment to the U.S Constitution by the end of this year which seeks to codify, curtail and or eliminate the influence of big money coming from corporations in elections.
The Commissioners want to gather valuable input and hear from the public.