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News Release | MASSPIRG Education Fund

HAMPDEN COUNTY, Mass. -- As we enter the holiday season and many of us make plans to travel and celebrate together, many U.S. states are experiencing rising numbers of COVID-19 infections. Experts warn this could be the start of another winter surge. Massachusetts is among the states seeing a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases, which began even before Thanksgiving holiday. With many of us reuniting with loved ones or returning home in the coming weeks for holiday celebrations, it’s important we have the tools to discuss the issue, hear concerns, and share accurate and helpful information with those not yet vaccinated against COVID-19.

News Release | MASSPIRG

We're told that this year’s semiconductor chip shortages will make holiday shopping tricky, with backorders, shipping delays, and higher prices. MASSPIRG is releasing a new guide to buying electronics, which you can find here: https://masspirg.org/feature/usp/fixed-for-the-holidays. Here’s a pro tip from savvy shoppers: you can avoid supply shortage hold-ups without sacrificing quality, while paying even less than you would with Black Friday deals, if you buy them used and refurbished. Perhaps more importantly, buying used and refurbished electronics is a lot better for the environment. Our guide helps consumers purchase used items with confidence -- detailing what to buy, how to know if you are getting a good deal and where to shop. 

News Release | MASSPIRG

The Election Modernization Coalition applaud the finding of a UMass Amherst poll released today showing that 65% of registered voters in Massachusetts support Same Day Voter Registration. The poll suggests that Same Day Registration is the single most popular election reform proposal being considered by the legislature. The Coalition is pleased to see that 64% of registered voters also support permanent vote by mail.

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