This Independence Day, we invite you to take a little time to contemplate our nation's history and the work that still needs to be done to bring liberty and justice for all—


The League believes Black Lives Matter, and has taken strong positions on racism. To read more about how you can take action on racial justice in the Commonwealth, click here.

The Greenfield Recorder devoted space in its July 3 and July 4 issues to the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, and our League contributed four columns. Thank you to the women below for sharing their time and insights, and thank you to member Pat Leuchtman for once again coordinating it all!

You can also read previous years' LWVFC civics editorials by visiting our website .


We enjoyed our own low key virtual annual meeting on June 16, and learned about RepresentUs from its Deputy Communications Director, Ellen Moorhouse. Our thanks again to her for joining us! To read the minutes from the meeting, visit our website .


The bill to protect our fall elections during the COVID-19 pandemic is now on Governor Charlie Baker's desk! Read the Election Modernization Coalition's full press release and letter urging Governor Baker to sign the bill here.


The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts conducted its 2020 Council on June 13 via Zoom. Over 150 members representing 32 local Leagues and Units attended the meeting. 

One of the key events of Council was the election of Officers, Board, and Nominating Committee members. Elected to the Board for 2-year terms were two western MA League members: Susan Millinger from LWV of Amherst, and our own Marie Gauthier . Also, LWVFC director Jean Cherdack continues for one more year on the LWVMA Nominating Committee. Please let us know if you're interested in serving at the state level! 


Lastly, in partnership with LWVUS, the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Alumni Alliance will be hosting a Virtual Cookout on voting awareness to rally the people to get out and vote! There will be live music by DJs from Atlanta, DC, and Chicago getting you in the mood to "FIRE UP THE VOTE!" We hope you tune in while you and your family are enjoying 4th of July festivities:

FB Live today , 4 July at 3PM EST/2PM CST

Wishing you and our democracy good health—
In League,

Marie Gauthier, President
Nicole Moore, Vice President
Marge Michalski, Treasurer
Laura Luker, Secretary
Jean Cherdack, Director
Christine Turner, Director
Joannah Whitney, Director