Letter to the Editor, October 18, 2018: Vote ‘No’ on Question 2

By Bob Alexander

Ms. Reubenstein is right in her letter that corporations are not people. However, they are undeniably assemblies of people, and the First Amendment protects the right of people to assemble and to petition the government. This, in fact, was the basis of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

Moreover, we should think carefully about the consequences before denying rights to corporations. If corporations do not have Fourth Amendment rights, for example, then the government can search them without so much as a warrant. The corporations that provide your e-mail service, phone service, and cloud storage would have no legal right to protect your data from a warrantless search.

Echoing Taylor Swift: Are You Registered to Vote?

By the Bedford League of Women Voters

October 16 is the deadline for registering to vote in the November 6 election. The information you will need includes name and address, date of birth, last four digits of your social security number or driver’s license, party enrollment, address where you were last registered to vote, date, signature and a copy of your license.

Bedford Residents in Support of “Yes on 3” for the November 6 Election

By Emily Mitchell

A group of Bedford residents, working in conjunction with Bedford Embraces Diversity and the Violence Prevention Coalition, are organizing support for the Yes on 3 campaign, sponsored by Freedom for All Massachusetts. The campaign encourages voters to approve ballot question 3 in November, to uphold existing laws protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places, such as movie theaters, restaurants, hospitals, and bathrooms.

Bopha Malone ~ From Cambodia to a Congressional Campaign

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Soma Norodom (c) spoke to the assembled guests – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Bedford’s Bopha Malone was among the dozen-plus candidates running for retiring Congresswoman Niki Tsongas seat in Massachusetts’ Third District primary on September 4.

In a post-election thank you to her supporters Malone wrote, “I know that [either] Lori Trahan or Dan Koh will do an incredible job representing our district and I am confident that either one of them will keep in mind the interests and diversity which make up our country today. I will work my hardest to ensure their victory in November and I look forward to watching their influence in Congress.”

Massachusetts Primary Election Results ~ Listed by Office, Ballot, and Candidate

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Massachusetts Primary on September 4 drew 2,245 voters or nearly 23% of Bedford’s 9,790 registered voters. The Citizen is proud to share the results in an easy to read format, with all the candidates for a particular office listed by their party, with the number of votes each received as well as their percentage of the total vote. Blanks and write-in votes are not included.

# GO VOTE ~ Bedford Polls will be Open from 7 am until 8 pm on Tuesday, September 4

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s polls will open to voters at 7 am tomorrow morning, Tuesday, September 4; and they will close at 8 pm. The Citizen will share the official votes as soon as they are released at www.thebedfordcitizen.org.

Click this link to be sure that you’ve seen all the information you’ll need to cast an informed vote. (Active links in the story!)

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