MAY 2022

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Council Keynote: 

Join us for LWVMA Council, 2022! We are thrilled to welcome Ellen Clegg, former Editorial Page Editor of The Boston Globe, and Northeastern University Professor Dan Kennedy as our keynote speakers. Their remarks will focus on the collapse of community journalism and its causes. 

Click here to learn more and to register. 


Stepping Up Now: Climate, Transportation and Equity, May 9

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Peer Group Meeting, June 5

LWVMA Council, June 11

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Stepping Up Now Climate Transportation and Equity Monday May 9 2022 4 to 5 PM

Climate Meets Transportation—May 9

Climate, transportation, public health and equity come together in a May 9 LWVMA webinar with our partner Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA): 

Stepping Up Now: Climate, Transportation and Equity, A virtual forum to advance climate-focused transportation policyRead more.

Celebrate Mother's Day with LWVMA

We would like to celebrate all the wonderful League mothers, step-mothers, grandmothers, aunts, great aunts and mother figures on social media. If you would like to participate, please send your family photos to Brynne (bgorman@lwvma.org) by Friday, May 6. We will share all the photos on Sunday, May 8. 

In Memoriam: Florence Seldin (March 25, 1931—April 6, 2022)

All of us at the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and League colleagues around the state—especially to our friends in the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area on the passing of Florence "Flo" Seldin. Read more.

Did you miss it? Watch "Advocacy 101 For Local Leagues"

This program features Jessica Jones Capparell of LWVUS and members of the LWVMA Legislative Action Committee. Speakers explain how local Leagues can act on issues arising at the federal, state and local levels. Watch webinar here. View slides here. View the advocacy 101 toolkit here

Register for Hybrid National Convention June 23-26

Registration and hotel reservations for the 2022 LWVUS Convention are now open. Convention will take place June 23-June 26 in Denver, Colorado and online. Read more.


Diversity Equity Inclusion Peer Discussion Group Meeting, June 5

Please join the DEI Peer Discussion Group‘s next quarterly meeting, which will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022, 3-4:30 PM. Newcomers are always welcome and please be sure to register here and mark your calendar.  Read more.


Final Push for Election Day Registration

We expect the conference committee deciding the final version of the VOTES Act to report out this month. We want that version to include Election Day voter registration. Please call or email your state Representative. and Senator this week. Read more.

Excited to Get Medicare for All on the November Ballot?

Join the campaign, no prior canvassing experience is required and you won’t have to answer any complicated questions about the bill or Medicare for All! You may canvas in your district or one close to you. To volunteer, email Stephanie here or here.

Connect with Criminal Justice Specialists for Advocacy

Our LWVMA Criminal Justice Specialists would like to connect with League members across the state regarding criminal justice issues including upcoming action opportunities. Read more.

About the Massachusetts Budget and League Advocacy

Every year, the Massachusetts legislature passes a state budget. The LWVMA Legislative Action Committee doesn’t advocate on the budget, with one exception-- outside amendments to the budget. Read more.

Seeking Transportation Specialist

Are you concerned with transportation issues in Massachusetts? LWVMA needs a new transportation specialist to keep tabs on legislation in this key area. Read more.

Legislative Envoys Wanted

The Legislative Envoy program is an opportunity to learn about the legislative process and League-supported bills, and get to know your own legislators and their staff. Read more.

Massachusetts Legislation Update

Some of our bills continue to receive additional extensions, giving the committee more time to act. Those that have been sent to study, meaning there will be no further action on them this session, are now indicated on the League website. Read more.


Will you have Primary Races?

May 3 is the deadline for state legislative candidates to submit nomination papers for certification of signatures; the certification process is completed by May 24. May 31 is the last day for candidates to file additional documentation for nomination papers with the Secretary of State. Then you can check to see if you have any September 6 primary races for legislators in your districts. Read more.

Count the Ways Your League Matters

We need volunteers to collect data on your League’s activities. Numbers matter and by collecting data on a state-wide basis, we will be able to measure our collective League impact. This, in turn, will help bring in new members and leaders, do more effective fundraising, and ultimately sustain the League throughout Massachusetts. Read more.

Planning to Attend the LWVUS Convention, June 23-26?

If you are planning to attend the national convention – either in Denver or remotely – please let LWVMA know by clicking here. We want to convene a “convention strategy” session ahead of Convention weekend and we are also planning a Massachusetts gathering while we are in Denver.  Read more.

Upcoming Spring Field Service Meetings

The LWVMA Field Service program provides opportunities for local Leagues to interact within defined geographical areas. The goal of the program is to support local Leagues and encourage regional collaboration. Read more.

LWVMA Website Resource Highlights

See the LWVMA Voter Service Toolkit here and the LWVMA Communications Toolkit 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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