Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Thanksgiving Message to Our Readers from Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr

“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” -O. Henry

I would like to wish my constituents a Happy Thanksgiving and those who are currently serving our country overseas spending the holiday away from their families. Through their sacrifices we have the opportunity to spend time with our loved ones because of the freedoms that they preserve.

May we all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Media Alert: Senator Tarr on Fox 25 Tonight

Tonight at approximately 6:15 p.m., Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr will be on the Fox 25 Evening News to discuss his thoughts regarding an initiative by Governor Patrick to allow illegal immigrants the benefit to receive instate tuition rates.  Please tune in to see tonight’s discussion.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Don't Forget to Vote

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

With the polls opening today at 7:00 a.m., Americans will cast their vote for President. This marks the 57th time that, as a nation, we have elected a leader of our great country through the democratic process.

Here in Massachusetts there are several important officials to be chosen, including President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Senator, State Representative, and Executive Council. We will also be voting on three statewide ballot questions. Question 1, aka the Right to Repair question, asks voters whether owners of vehicles should have access to repair manuals and diagnostic information for their vehicles. Question 2 asks voters whether a terminally ill patient may receive a prescribed medication from a doctor to end that patient’s life. Question 3 is regarding the legalization of medical marijuana.

It is expected that high volumes of people will be exercising their right to vote tomorrow, so it is important to make sure you give yourself plenty of time to do so before 8:00 p.m. when the polls close. To learn more about who is on your ballot and the ballot questions please click here to visit the Secretary of State’s website. To find your polling place please click here.