The anti-development group Right Sized Newton is blanketing the city with color glossy flyers promoting their slate of candidates. The problem is this is likley illegal under state law.
Right Sized is a nonprofit and not a registered political action committee. The rules governing this type of activity are very clear.
Right Sized is also asking for donations on its website, right next its list of endorsements . This too is likely illegal.
They are not following the laws that the two other Newton PACS are following by registering, setting up a dedicated bank account and reporting donations and expenses. They could be fined by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance and lose their status as a nonprofit.
Right Size Newton — and their leader Randall Block — should do the right thing and stop distributing these materials immediately.
Right Size Newton — and their leader Randall Block — should do the right thing and destroy any flyers that have been printed.
Right Size Newton — and their leader Randall Block — should do the right thing and remove the “donate” button from its webside.