Coletta Signs Transparency Pledge to Make All Votes Public and Posts Campaign Questionnaires Online

Calls on all candidates to follow her lead...
Becky Coletta, Democratic candidate for State Senator (Courtesy photo)

Press release from the Becky Coletta campaign. 

Pembroke MA - Democratic Candidate for State Senate Becky Coletta signed the Act on Mass Voters Deserve to Know Pledge today vowing, if elected, to make all of her votes as a Senator public and to stand for a roll call when a roll call is requested.  By signing the pledge, Coletta is promoting her belief in government transparency and accountability for elected officials.  A copy of her signed pledge can be found at

In addition, Coletta has announced that she will be posting all of her completed campaign questionnaires on her website as she submits them to the interest group that sent her the questionnaire.  The questionnaires can be found at

“I believe that transparency in government enhances our democracy, holds elected officials accountable to our constituents, and increases civic engagement.  Voters need to know how their representatives vote and should have open access to their voting record. In addition to signing the transparency pledge today, I am posting all of my campaign questionnaires on my website so voters know where I stand on the issues and how I have responded to interest groups.  I hope that the other candidates in this race will join me in signing the pledge and posting their completed questionnaires online as well,” said Coletta.

The Act on Mass Voters Deserve to Know Pledge has three tenets:

  • Make all my committee votes publicly available upon request, including electronic polls and study orders;
  • Move to make public all votes and testimony of committees of which I am Chair, including electronic polls and study orders. If the committee rules prevent me from doing this, I will motion to amend the rules to make all votes and testimony public and ask for a roll call vote on that motion;
  • Stand for roll call when a member asks for a recorded vote on any bill or amendment which I have co-sponsored or which deals with substantively the same issue as a bill I have co-sponsored.

Candidates receive dozens of questionnaires during their campaign from groups ranging from environmental groups, unions, business groups, and advocacy organizations.  A typical questionnaire asks the candidate where he or she stands on issues important to the particular group to help the group determine whether to endorse the candidate’s campaign for office.  Coletta is the only candidate in the race to commit to posting her answers online. 

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