Congratulations to Governor-Elect Healey and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Driscoll

December 21, 2022 - The Create the Vote Coalition composed and sent a letter of congratulations to Governor-Elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Kim Driscoll. The letter offered congratulations, welcomed the pair to their new roles and thanked them both for their time engaging with the Create the Vote Coalition during their campaigns. 

The letter also reiterated the policies within the coalition’s Arts and Culture Policy Platform that the Create the Vote MA Coalition urges the new administration to implement to strengthen a more inclusive and equitable arts and cultural economy and offered coalition members as a resource. 

Throughout the summer and fall, cultural organizations and individuals were invited to endorse the Coalition’s Policy Platform to express their support, and 125 individuals and 63 organizations added their names. Endorsers include organizations varying in size from small to very large and individuals from all across the Commonwealth. 

Read the full letter below.

Download a PDF printable version of the letter

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How Do You Add Color to the Commonwealth?

Artists, creative workers & cultural organizations bring color and vibrancy to the Commonwealth in many ways. They build inclusive, connected, and more equitable communities. They animate our main streets and downtowns. They help young people develop into empathetic and innovative leaders. 

And they change how we experience the world. 

Use our Statehouse coloring sheet to envision a more creative and vibrant Massachusetts.

Be sure to join the conversation & share photos of how you #ColorTheCommonwealth with #CTVMA2022 by tagging us on Twitter @CreateTheVoteMA and on Instagram @ctv_ma.

Time to get creative!

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Voting Details for the Nov 8 General Election

Register or verify your voter registration

You must be registered to vote on or before Saturday, October 29, 2022 in order to vote in the November 8 General Election. Register online, in person, or by mail. If you’re already registered, verify your registration or if you’ve moved, update your registration with your new address. 


Important deadlines

Voter Registration Deadline: Sat October 29, 2022
Vote by Mail Application Deadline: Tues November 1, 2022
Early Voting: Sat October 22 - Fri November 4
Election Day: Tues Nov 8, 7am – 8pm


Ways to vote

You can cast your vote by:

  • Vote-by-mail
  • Early Voting
  • In person voting on Election Day
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CTVMA Forum Highlights

The Create the Vote Coalition’s 2022 Candidate Forum and Celebration of the Arts featured a moderated conversation with candidates running for Lieutenant Governor, an exhibit of art and creativity across disciplines, snacks, drinks, and a great location at the JMAC in Worcester. 

The evening started with a meet and greet cocktail hour, with catering provided by Kim Jones of Strong Style Coffee. Along with the social time, Worcester Interfaith and Mass Voter Table were there sharing information about the Fair Share Amendment which is endorsed by the CTV coalition. The Create the Vote policy platform and invitations to endorse the platform were also available. Artwork by Julia Csekö, Hank von Hellion, Ashlee Leffita, and John Powers was on display for participants to enjoy. 

The forum was opened with a music performance from Candida Rose Baptista of Golden Rose Music. Candida Rose had the audience singing, clapping, and moving to the music.

Watch a video of Candida Rose's performance 

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Arts and Cultural Leaders Launch Statewide Campaign to Advance Priorities of Creative Sector in Governor’s Race

Create the Vote 2022 Will Host Statewide Candidate Forum Aug. 3 in Worcester 

June 14, 2022—The Massachusetts cultural community today launched the Create the Vote MA 2022 Coalition (CTVMA) to ensure candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor understand and support the state’s growing creative economy and its artists, organizations, and workers.

CTVMA now comprises 36 organizations representing the state’s racially, linguistically, and geographically diverse population who’ve joined the campaign to elevate the voices, contributions, and concerns of the arts, cultural, and creative workforce throughout the 2022 campaign. This new campaign builds on a nearly decade-long effort by MASSCreative and its allies to position the creative sector as a vital contributor to economic prosperity, community vitality, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, across Massachusetts. 

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Community Impact

The Drama Studio is one of a handful of youth theatres in the United States that offers quality, range, and depth in its acting training programs. For Springfield-area youth, the Studio's conservatory program offers an unusual opportunity for training that prepares its graduates (all of whom are college bound) to...