News & Media

  • After Low-Turnout Election, Coalition Calls for Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts (11/9/2017) - Nov. 9, 2017/BOSTON, MA — Citing very low voter turnout in Tuesday’s municipal elections, advocates from the Election Modernization gathered at the State House in Boston today to urge the Massachusetts legislature to adopt Automatic Voter Registration. The coalition is led by Common Cause Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, MASSPIRG, MassVOTE, the […]
  • Climate and Energy Solutions Series Moves to Cape Cod November 4 (11/5/2017) - Almost 100 people came to hear Dr. Ellen Douglas’ frank discussion of sea level rise and climate change, a topic of particular interest to coastal communities such as Falmouth. Two Cape-based speakers, Stephanie Madsen and Max Holmes, joined her in a panel discussion to provide the local perspective. This event is the last of five […]
  • October 2017 Awards to Nine Local Leagues (10/31/2017) - Nine Leagues received Daniel Scharfman Citizen Education grants in October 2017: LWV Cape Ann: LWVCA organized a voter education event for the contested seats in the Gloucester city election on November 7th.  There are seven candidates for four Councilor-at-Large seats and one contested Ward Councilor race with two candidates.  All nine candidates agreed to participate. […]
  • Strong Showing at Day on the Hill (10/26/2017) - The League showed up on Beacon Hill Tuesday, October 24 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 League […]
  • Great Time at the League Leaders’ Lunch (10/17/2017) - This fall’s League Leaders’ Lunch in Worcester offered more than fifty leaders from around the state an opportunity to learn, network, and share.  The day’s agenda included an update on what’s been happening at LWVMA and LWVUS, a presentation on League advocacy (how it works and what you can do), and a panel discussion with […]
  • “Making Government Work for You” Workshop Draws Big Crowd (9/20/2017) - September 18, 2017/Arlington, MA–Nearly 100 people filled the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington to learn some of the finer points of changing laws and public policies from featured speakers Colleen Kirby, criminal-justice legislative specialist for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, and the 4th Middlesex (MA) District’s newly elected state senator, Cindy Friedman. Kirby […]
  • Hundreds Attend “Extreme Events and Climate Change” Forum at New England Aquarium (9/18/2017) - September 14, 2017–A sold-out crowd filled the Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theatre for “Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do,” co-hosted by LWVMA and LWV-Boston, the New England Aquarium, and UMass Boston School for the Environment. Dr. Ellen Douglas of UMass Boston laid out the evidence for the causes of […]
  • LWVMA Opposes Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Provisions in Gov. Baker Bill (9/8/2017) - September 8, 2017–The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports efforts to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, but we do not support the provisions in Governor Baker’s bill to add to existing mandatory minimum sentencing in the case of a drug sale leading to death. The Massachusetts Sentencing Commission has been thorough in its examination of the sentencing guidelines in […]
  • Carbon pricing gaining advocates and momentum! (9/7/2017) - Putting a price on carbon is the most effective way to reduce emissions and change consumer behavior. With increasing pressure to address climate change, and carbon pricing bills from both the Massachusetts Senate and House, there is growing momentum in the legislature to pass a carbon pricing bill this session. Three webinars from the LWVUS […]
  • League Condemns DACA Policy Reversal (9/5/2017) - September 5, 2017–The League of Women Voters today condemned the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) program.  Read the full statement from LWV President Chris Carson here: “This administration’s decision to rescind the ‘Dreamers’ program is shameful and does not serve national interest. “As a country of immigrants, we are […]