News & Media

  • Action Plan on Climate Emergency UPDATED AUGUST 20, 2019 (8/8/2019) - We are pleased to announce LWVMA is an official sponsor of the Boston Youth Climate Strike, set for Friday September 20th! The Strike is being organized and led by youth and youth leaders are asking for our help. Please register to participate in the Youth Climate Strike on September 20th, share information about the Climate […]
  • Help LWVMA Recruit Our Next Executive Director (7/17/2019) - The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, a non-profit, non-partisan civic organization, seeks a dynamic, experienced Executive Director to help lead it into its second century empowering voters and defending democracy. Since its founding in 1920, LWVMA has been a respected and trusted voice for citizen participation in our democracy.  With 46 local Leagues throughout […]
  • Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: No longer an issue of climate change–it’s a climate emergency. (6/27/2019) - LWVMA Energy and Environment specialist Launa Zimmaro and LWVMA President Mary Ann Ashton authored a Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe that was published Sunday, June 16. The letter was in response to Yvonne Abraham’s June 8 column, “Fighting the good fight on the front lines of climate change.”
  • League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Announces New Leadership Team (6/27/2019) -   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Ann Ashton, President League of Women Voters of Massachusetts mashton@lwvma.org 857-452-1715   Mary Ann Ashton of Acton and Judy Zaunbrecher of Concord begin terms as co-presidents of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) July 1.  Ashton and Zaunbrecher were elected, along with other LWVMA board officers and […]
  • Election Day Registration: The Next Voting Reform (6/27/2019) - LWVMA and our partners in the Election Modernization Coalition have targeted Election Day Registration (EDR) as the next reform in the state’s voting laws, following successful passage of Automatic Voter Registration in the last session of the legislature. Election Day Registration is a proven, common sense reform already in place in 21 states.  It allows […]
  • LWVMA Supports ROE Act for Reproductive Rights (6/27/2019) - LWVMA joined its partners in the ROE Act Coalition as part of a marathon hearing at the State House June 17 on H.3320/S.1209 An Act to remove obstacles and expand abortion access, commonly known as the ROE Act.  Supporters of abortion rights, many in bright pink shirts, packed Gardner Auditorium and overflowed into the Great […]
  • Framingham is Officially a League (6/27/2019) - The board of directors of the national League of Women Voters has officially recognized Framingham as a local League, the final step in the process.  The Massachusetts state League recognized Framingham in February. We salute Stephanie Deeley, president, Mary Kate Feeney, vice president, and their team for their work creating our newest League.  The Framingham […]
  • Transportation and Climate Initiative Explained in LWVMA Webinar (4/23/2019) - April 23, 2019. Jordan Stutt (Acadia Center) and Preyel Patel (Chief of Staff for Rep. Lori Ehrlich) presented “Driving Down Emissions: Massachusetts and the Regional Transportation and Climate Initiative,” in the latest webinar in the LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series. The speakers described the Transportation and Climate Initiative and why it is important and […]
  • “The Climate Change Challenge” LWVMA Student Video Contest Winners Announced (3/29/2019) - March 29, 2019/ Boston, MA – The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) has announced the winners of “The Climate Change Challenge” Student Video Contest. The winners are: First Place:  “The Urban Shade Tree: Nature’s Air Conditioner” by Madeleine Lombard, Four Rivers Charter Public School Second Place:  “Rising Sea Levels” by Sophia Orlando, Rockport High […]
  • LWVMA Responds to Speaker DeLeo’s GreenWorks Plan (3/5/2019) - On February 22, 2019, Massachusetts Speaker of the House, Robert DeLeo, unveiled a plan, dubbed GreenWorks, to invest $1 billion over ten years to cities and towns in Massachusetts for climate change related programs. A GreenWorks bill is expected in the House soon. LWVMA responded to this news with the following letter to the the […]