Thank You

We launched the Rethink effort in 2011 to encourage Massachusetts voters to make up their own minds about U.S. Senator Scott Brown's record.

On Tuesday, it became clear that people across the Commonwealth indeed "rethought" having Brown represent our Commonwealth on Capitol Hill and made the right choice.

Our strategy was simple: to present Brown's record of voting against working families, let you make your own decision and then help make the case.

Today we offer our thanks to everyone who tweeted one of our videos, emailed information about this site to a friend, or printed out one of our fliers to share.

We couldn't have done it without you!

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Update: We added *MORE* new mail pieces below, and will continue to add them as they come out.

By now you may be getting tired of television commercials and political messages. But with so much at stake on November 6, we need your help to make sure everyone knows what voting for Scott Brown will mean for our Commonwealth. It could well put Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate, which would set the stage for an agenda that hurts Massachusetts families.

We've been sending some mail pieces to undecided voters to help inform them about the choices Massachusetts faces. Now we are asking you to spread the word. Providing information like this to a friend or family member is a great way to persuade a voter to make the best choice in the election. So please take a look at the cards below, download the ones you find compelling, and share them with your friends, family members and other people you know.

Scott Brown and the Republican Agenda



Scott Brown: Leaving the Middle Class Behind



Scott Brown: The Company You Keep



Compare the Candidates



Scott Brown: Bad for the Middle Class



Take it Offline

You may notice a new feature here at Directly below the videos on the right side of the front page you'll now find links to download .pdfs with information on Scott Brown's record.

We hope you will download and print out these fliers to share. Maybe you are planning a big canvass or event and need some materials that are tested and ready-made for printing..Well, here they are. Maybe you can't get your Mom to read anything on the computer or you have a friendly coffee shop who will let you hang it. Whatever the reason, you now have a new tool to teach people about Scott Brown's real record.

Three Questions Scott Brown Should be Asked During Tonight's Debate

During the last debate, we found out a lot more about Senator Scott Brown's ties to the oil and gas industries, his questionable stance on women's health issues and his belief that the rich shouldn't be asked to pay their fair share.

With another debate coming up tonight, we are offering a few suggested questions for the moderator to ask Senator Brown.

Will you apologize for the behavior of your supporters?

A few days ago, video of Scott Brown's staff making racist and offensive chants and taunts became public. Will Brown offer a sincere apology for his staff members' conduct and discipline those involved? If not, why will he fail to take such action?

How do you justify taking millions of dollars from Wall Street while simultaneously using your swing vote to water down reform legislation?

In the summer of 2010, as Congress was negotiating Wall Street regulations that were intended to prevent another nationwide financial collapse, Scott Brown and his staff were working to water down those rules. At the same time, according to The Boston Globe, donations from Wall Street "poured in" to the senator's campaign. Brown has raised more than $1.1 million from Wall Street, and Forbes calls him one of "Wall Street's Favorite Congressmen." He needs to be asked if he is on the side of Wall Street or the people of Massachusetts.

How can you call yourself the second-most bipartisan member of the Senate when you consistently vote with fellow Republicans on important legislation?

According to an analysis conducted by the organization Progress Mass, when push comes to shove, Scott Brown is in lockstep with the national Republican Party. When he has a chance to make a difference in stopping a filibuster, Brown votes with the Republican majority 76 percent of the time. His actions simply don't match up with his claims of bipartisanship, and he needs to be asked why that is the case.

What questions would you like to see the moderator ask Scott Brown? Tweet using the hash tag #ScottBrownQ or post on our Facebook page.

We'll see if these questions get asked. For more updates and live fact-checking during the debate, be sure to follow us on Twitter at

A Simple Question for Scott Brown About the Bush Tax Cuts

Senator Scott Brown stood before the South Shore Chamber of Commerce on August 14 to deliver what his campaign called a major policy address on taxes. By all accounts, there wasn't much policy behind his speech.

The talk mostly focused on attacking Elizabeth Warren and calling for a special summer session of Congress to stop the Bush tax cuts from expiring. While the Bush tax cuts have predominantly helped millionaires, Brown talked about easing the pressure on the middle class.

What Brown doesn't want you to know is that where the Bush tax cuts are concerned, he has repeatedly voted against the people of Massachusetts - and for the interests of millionaires.

During a December 2010 debate on extending the Bush tax cuts, Brown twice voted against amendments to keep the Bush tax cuts for the middle class, but end them for households making over $250,000 a year. In the same debate, he also voted against an amendment to keep the Bush tax cuts for the middle class, but end them for people making over $1 million a year.

Brown's other actions have likewise made it clear that he cares more about millionaires than working people. Brown voted to filibuster a resolution proposing that "any agreement to reduce the budget deficit should require that those earning $1,000,000 or more a year make a more meaningful contribution to the deficit reduction effort."

So 16 months before standing before the business leaders of Massachusetts, declaring a crisis and calling for a special session to prevent "taxmageddon," Brown voted three times for the interests of the wealthy rather than compromises that would extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class. This fits with behavior we've repeatedly seen from Senator Brown: call for Congress to do something about an issue and then go down to Washington, D.C., and either waffle or vote for special interests.

We have a question for Scott Brown: If Congress did what you wanted and gaveled in a special session and there was a compromise bill that would extend the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans but asked those who make more than $250,000 to pay a bit more, would you vote for it or would you seek to filibuster it again? Is it more important to you to make sure the rich pay less or that you actually try to help the middle class?

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