Thank you for joining us on Saturday, June 10th for LWVMA Convention 2023. Check out a slideshow of photos from the day!

In case you missed it, here is a recap of the June 10th LWVMA Convention:

  • We elected a dynamic and talented new board of directors and Nominating Committee. Click HERE to read their biographies.
  • We adopted our program and action priorities for the next biennium. Click HERE for the details about where our education and advocacy work will be focused through 2025.
  • Danielle Allen’s keynote was a highlight of the day. Click HERE to hear her remarks.
  • Click HERE to view the local League video showcase highlighting examples of their impactful work during the last biennium.
  •  HERE is the full report from the small group discussions that took place during the afternoon.
  • HERE is an outline of the morning’s robust panel discussion, featuring five League leaders (Jeanne Morrison, Domenica Perrone, Nancy Brown, Katie Hallett and Courtney Henderson (moderator)) who highlighted examples of their Leagues’ work to build inclusivity. To watch the recording of the panel, click HERE.  These panelists are available as a resource to other local League leaders. Please contact Lily Sweeterman (lsweeterman@lwvma.org) if you are interested in reaching out to Jeanne, Domenica, Nancy, Katie or Courtney.

Meet Our Speaker

Danielle Allen is a professor of public policy, politics, and ethics at Harvard University, Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics, and James Bryant Conant University Professor, one of Harvard’s highest honors. She is also Founder and President of Partners In Democracy. She is a seasoned nonprofit leader, democracy advocate, national voice on pandemic response, distinguished author, and mom. Danielle’s work to make the world better for young people has taken her from teaching college and leading a $60 million university division to driving change at the helm of a $6 billion foundation, writing for the Washington Post, advocating for cannabis legalization, democracy reform, and civic education, and most recently, to running for governor of Massachusetts. During the height of COVID in 2020, Danielle’s leadership in rallying coalitions and building solutions resulted in the country’s first-ever Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience; her policies were adopted in federal legislation and a Biden executive order. Danielle made history as the first Black woman ever to run for statewide office in Massachusetts. In her role as board chair for Partners In Democracy, she continues to advocate for democracy reform to create greater voice and access in our democracy, and drive progress towards a new social contract that serves and includes us all. Her many books include the widely acclaimed Our Declaration: a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality; Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.; Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus; and Justice by Means of Democracy.