Day on the Hill

What is Day on the Hill?

Day on the Hill  is an LWVMA event held annually at the Massachusetts State House.  Each year, LWV members from around the state join together to discuss upcoming legislation and advocacy. A keynote speaker addresses an area or areas of focus. The LWVMA specialists prepare a packet of materials for members to use to encourage their legislators to take action on selected legislation. League members discuss the League legislative priorities with their individual Senators and Representatives after the morning program.

Senate President Spilka Keynotes 2019 LWVMA Day on the Hill

Senate President Karen Spilka will be the keynote speaker at the League’s Day on the Hill lobby day Thursday, Oct. 17.

Day on the Hill, Time to Act, will focus on legislation in four priority areas:

  • Election Day Registration
  • The climate crisis
  • Education funding reform
  • Women’s reproductive rights

Day on the Hill is in Room 428 at the State House.  Registration and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program runs from 10 a.m. to noon.  Then League members will visit their own Senator and Representative.

Register for the lobby day here. The LWVMA office will notify legislators to expect visits from their League constituents who register before Oct. 11 after the morning’s program. League members can also make their own appointments with their legislators.

Strong Showing at Day on the Hill 2017

The League showed up on Beacon Hill Tuesday, October 24, 2017 to “move the needle” on our legislative priorities—automatic voter registration, carbon pricing/energy, safe communities and immigration, and criminal justice reform, with presentations on those bills from Nancy Brumback, Launa Zimmaro, Karen Price and Colleen Kirby. Sen. Cynthia Creem and Rep. Patricia Haddad lauded the […]

2016 Day on the Hill Panel Urges Personal Activism

Legislators respond to personal approaches from their constituents, the three panelists at Day on the Hill agreed. They urged League members to make direct appeals to their Senators and Representatives if they want to influence what happens on Beacon Hill. LWVMA’s annual lobby day Feb. 9 drew almost 100 participants, including dozens of League members […]