November 2022

League of Women Voters of Boston, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and the American Constitution Society at Boston University School of Law hosting a voter registration drive on campus.

LWVMA Town Hall: Program Planning

Please save the date for the next quarterly LWVMA Town Hall, Wednesday, December 14, 7p.m. The meeting will focus on how local Leagues can get involved in program planning and other substantive areas as we prepare for the LWVMA Convention (scheduled for June 17, 2023).

Register here for the December 14 Town Hall.


2022 Massachusetts Voter Table Phone Banks: November 2

LWV/VOT-ER GOTV Phone Bank: November 3 & 5

Knock Across Boston: November 5

GOTV Virtual Dialer Session: November 6, 7, & 8

Massachusetts General Election: November 8

Click here for more.

Civics Projects Showcase Meeting November 15

The LWVMA Civics Collaboration Network will host a virtual meeting Tuesday, November 15, at 7p.m. Members from the Concord, Cape Cod Area, and Needham Leagues will share their experiences working with schools to support student-led civics projects. Other Leagues who are working with schools on these projects are also encouraged to share their experiences, and Leagues just starting out are encouraged to ask questions about how to partner with schools on these projects. Register here.

Get Ready for the November 8 Election…

1. Vote, and encourage family and friends to vote!

2. Promote VOTE411

We encourage you to post this message on your social media, "like", and "share" with friends and family:

The Candidates have spoken! Learn their stance on issues by going to VOTE411.org, the League’s online voters’ guide. You can view, print or share their answers to major issues as you prepare to VOTE in the general election November 8. The content has been updated following the September primary and includes information on the statewide ballot questions.

Read more.

League of Women Voters Files Amicus Brief in Moore v. Harper

Leagues representing 50 states and the District of Columbia joined a Brief focused on the negative implications of so-called “independent state legislature theory” (ISLT). Voting rights could be seriously threatened. If the high court adopts ISLT, that would give state legislatures nearly unrestricted authority to set rules for federal elections, without any intervention by state courts. Read LWVUS' press release for the statements of LWVMA and other state Leagues. Read the brief here.


Still Time to Volunteer for Election Protection

If you want to sign up for a three-hour shift monitoring a poll for any problems on Election Day, it’s not too late! You can volunteer up to the day before the election. To be a part of the Election Protection corps, you must take a training session and sign an agreement to be non-partisan during your shift. You can participate in the final Zoom training on Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m. by signing up here. 

You can also take the training virtually on your own time, then take a quiz and sign up for a shift at a polling location near you. Use this link.

Read more.

“Get Out The Vote” Volunteer Opportunities!

LWVUS is partnering with VOT-ER to make get-out-the-vote calls to voters who have been registered to vote by healthcare providers and organizations. Register for these phonebanks by clicking below:

Read more.

Watch LWVUS Bystander Intervention and De-escalation Training in English or Spanish

LWVUS in partnership with National Partnership for New Americans and Fair Immigration Reform Movement produced Bystander Intervention and De-escalation Training. The training focuses on being present and providing support to a person, people, or voters facing harassment and intimidation. It includes knowing your rights as a voter and at the polls, nonviolence and bystander principles- best practices and tactics- and lastly, role play scenarios. 

  • Watch Bystander Intervention and De-escalation training in English: here
  • Watch Bystander Intervention and De-escalation training in Spanish: here 


State-wide Data Collection Update

A sincere thank you for all of your efforts to collect data on your League’s activities since January 1, 2022. So far, we have had 37 local Leagues reporting on their activities and a total of 209 forms have been submitted. Karen Price and the LWVMA staff are developing the format for reporting back to the local Leagues on our collective efforts and impact during calendar year 2022. We expect to circulate that report in January, 2023.  Read more. 

LWVUS Roster Update Due January 31

As a friendly reminder, local Leagues need to update their rosters in the LWVUS membership database by January 31 to ensure correct per-member-payment billing for FY2023-24. Please refer to this user guide to help with questions; contact Brynne if you need assistance.

LWVMA Website Resource Highlights

School Civics Celebration Project Toolkit

League Choice Books for Children and Teens

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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