State Representative Jonathan Hecht along with Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and Healthy Democracy, just concluded hosting the 2nd Massachusetts Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) on Question 1: Nurse Staffing Limits.
Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) is a non-partisan voter education effort in which a citizen panel representative of the state’s overall population conducts in-depth deliberations on ballot questions. The Citizens’ Statement does not make a “yes” or “no” recommendation but rather seeks to convey information the panelists think their fellow voters should know in deciding how to vote. It goes beyond the competing claims of the two campaigns to present facts and reasoning that a cross-section of ordinary voters considers important and reliable. And it presents them in a way that is concise and readable.