December 2023

Did you miss Giving Tuesday? It’s not too late! The 2024 election cycle will be challenging – please help us bring our voter engagement work to under-resourced communities with the goal of increasing voter turnout in those communities. Donate HERE.


December 6: The Climate Impact of Private Jet Expansion

December 12: 2023 Data Collection Feedback Meeting


What’s Up with Offshore Wind Series Continues

LWVMA is partnering with New England for Offshore Wind (NE4OSW) on a three-part Zoom webinar series featuring distinguished and knowledgeable speakers who will bring us up to speed on Offshore Wind. 

Watch the first and second webinars and register for the next one at the LWVMA webpage

Join us for the third and last webinar in this series: Conflicts and Solutions: Overcoming Offshore Wind Opposition, January 18, 2024, 4-5 pm. Register here.

Meet the Specialist: Education Policy January 9

LWVMA’s Meet the Specialist program offers members the chance to take a deep dive into the bills we support in a topic area. Join Education Policy K-12 legislative specialist Robin Chen on Tuesday, January 9, at 12 Noon, via Zoom to learn about A) the crisis in funding and salaries for early education and care, and B) how outdated school curriculum can be. LWVMA supports affordable early education and childcare by advocating for passage of H489/S301An Act Providing Affordable and Accessible High Quality Early Education and Care to Promote Child Development and Well-Being and Support the Economy in the Commonwealth (Common Start)Read more.


AG Campbell Posts Guidance on Candidate Forums and the

Open Meeting Law

Before November’s municipal elections, the Waltham city solicitor issued an opinion that it would be “’potentially problematic’ for elected city officials to participate in discussions at political forums that relate to issues currently before the City Council or its committees,” according to an editorial in the Boston Globe. That opinion put a damper on a candidate forum held by the Waltham LWV, as well as other forums. Waltham had many candidates, including incumbents, running for City Council. Read more.

Data Collection Reminder - Please Give Us Your Feedback

As we wind up our second year of a state-wide data collection effort, we would like to hear about your experience using the data collection form – what feedback do you have for improvements to both the form and the report LWVMA generates? Register HERE.

(P.S. please complete and submit the data collection form for each of your 2023 activities. HERE is the form and user guide.)

The Climate Impact of Private Jet Expansion December 6

Please join the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle on Wednesday, December 6, from 6:00 – 7:45 PM for The Climate Impact of Private Jet Expansion: A Concord Community Forum at Goodwin Forum, Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord, and via Zoom. Read more.

Keep an Eye on Mail Voting in Spring Town Elections

Many towns will find their local town elections are close to the Presidential primary election on March 5. Watch to make sure your town clerk does not ask your Select Board to eliminate voting by mail for the town election because of the workload from the Presidential primary. Read more.

LWVUS Program Planning Webinars

Program Planning years alternate between state and national: In 2024 it will be national’s year. If your local League plans to participate, you may be interested in a series of webinars LWVUS is offering – the next one is on January 11. For more information and to register click here.

The Mass Action Newsletter is distributed to all LWVMA members. Anyone can request the Action Newsletter by clicking here. Please review this Newsletter for articles of interest to your League and include them in your local Bulletin.

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