LWVMA Strategic Plan: Please Give Us Your Feedback!
The strategic planning team is at the point in this process where we would like to have your feedback on our progress thus far.
Check vote by mail application availability!
If you have town elections this spring, please check and see if your town clerk is going to mail applications automatically to voters. If not, consider how you can let voters know that they won’t automatically receive a mail ballot application, but must go to your town’s website to download an application and send it in. Voters can also request a mail ballot in writing as long as their signature is on the request. The online portal for requesting a ballot application that was available last fall is not operating for local elections. The Track My Ballot function is also not available for local elections.
If people checked the box on the fall application to send mail ballots for all future elections, that request expired at the end of 2020. They must send a 2021 application for a mail ballot for your town election.
Convention 2021– June 26
The 2021 LWVMA Convention “Expanding the Table: Making Democracy Work for Everyone” will be held Saturday, June 26 on Zoom. Convention brings local League delegates together to hear distinguished speakers, approve program for the next biennium, elect a new board of directors, approve the budget, and network with leaders from across the state. Make plans now to have your League well represented– there will be no charge for this event! Registration and more details will be available here.
Criminal Justice Specialists Available for Presentations
Nancy Bettinger and Lucy Costa are the LWVMA Legislative Specialists focusing on criminal justice. We are available to present to local Leagues on legislative priorities and to offer educational programs on criminal justice issues. We also are developing an email list of individual members who would like to receive more frequent updates regarding criminal justice bills and events. To get in touch, please email us here. We look forward to connecting with you.
This is a friendly reminder as local election season approaches: If your League is planning a candidate forum (or any other public event) please share the details (date, start/end time, registration link, contact email, flyer, etc.) with LWVMA so that we can post it on our web calendar and otherwise help to promote your event. If you have recently held a candidate forum and would like LWVMA to host the recording on our website, we’d be happy to do that. Contact Alexa – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee
If you’d like to be a part of this team, please contact Launa Zimmaro with your name, local League, email address, and a little bit about your interests and experience. We are grateful for your support and welcome any questions you may have. Click here for further information about the EAAC.
Racial Justice Resources Available
Not sure where or how to start work on Racial Justice? This LWVMA compendium contains a wealth of information whether you are just beginning to explore the topic on a personal level, or as a League seeking partners for change in your community. Browse materials here.