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  • Voting Rights Groups Call for Urgent Action on HD 5075, a Bill Supported by Over 100 Organizations to Safeguard Fall Elections (5/14/2020) - Voting rights organizations including Common Cause Massachusetts, MassVOTE, the League of Women Voters, and the ACLU of Massachusetts testified before the Joint Committee on Election Laws today in support of HD 5075, An Act Ensuring Safe and Participatory 2020 State Elections in Response to COVID-19. They called for the Committee to act quickly to support […]
  • LWVMA Asks Legislature to Pass Bill to Safeguard Fall Elections (5/6/2020) - LWVMA and our partners in the Election Modernization Coalition are asking the legislature to send all registered voters a ballot for the November general election. A bill, HD.5075, filed Tuesday, May 5, calls for ballots to be mailed to all voters, with prepaid return postage, at least 19 days before the Nov. 3 election. Ballots […]
  • Join us June 13 for Council 2020 (4/30/2020) - We are thrilled that MIT Professor Charles Stewart will be the keynote speaker for our Council 2020 virtual meeting Saturday, June 13.  He will bring us an update on elections during a pandemic, highlighting what we need to do in the next five months and what we should do in the next five years. Professor […]
  • 100th Anniversary Webinar Series (4/27/2020) - To celebrate LWVMA’s 100th Anniversary, we are hosting a webinar series focusing on our history and future.  The webinars are free and open to the public, and most will be recorded and available from our website.  You can find all the details here.  A flyer is available. The next event is a talk by Dr. […]
  • Effective Ways to Raise Civic Engagement among Younger People: Webinar with Nancy Thomas (4/27/2020) - On Thursday, May 21 Nancy Thomas, Director of The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University shared information on voting behaviors, patterns, and reasons for political inactivity among college students.  Nancy helped highlight ways that the League of Women Voters can direct […]
  • April 2020 Scharfman Grants Awarded to Four Local Leagues (4/27/2020) - Four local Leagues received Lotte E. Scharfman Citizen Education grants in April 2020: LWV Brookline: LWV Brookline will purchase  and distribute “Voting Rights, Elections and Democracy: Books for Young People.” Outreach to young people is a priority for the League of Women Voters of Brookline (LWVB). They plan to establish an educational, non-partisan resource kit of […]
  • LWVMA Urges Legislature to Act To Protect Fall Elections (4/17/2020) - LWVMA, with our partners in the Election Modernization Coalition, asks the state legislature to move quickly to make changes in election laws that will assure the state primary election Sept. 1 and the general election Nov. 3 can be held safely with ample opportunity for all to vote. The coalition, which includes Common Cause, ACLU […]
  • Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Emergency Election Legislation; Call for Additional Actions (3/24/2020) -   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 24, 2020 Contact: Pam Wilmot, Common Cause Massachusetts (617) 962 0034 | pwilmot@commoncause.org Kristina Mensik, Assistant Director, Common Cause Massachusetts (312) 608-1709 Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Emergency Election Legislation; Call for Additional Actions Common Cause Massachusetts, MassVOTE, the ACLU of Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, Progressive […]
  • Elections Advocates Call for Protecting Public Health and the Integrity of Elections in Massachusetts (3/19/2020) - Contact: Pam Wilmot, Common Cause Massachusetts (617) 962 0034 | pwilmot@commoncause.org Kristina Mensik, Assistant Director, Common Cause Massachusetts (312) 608-1709  Elections Advocates Call for Protecting Public Health and the Integrity of Elections in Massachusetts The outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 poses immediate and severe threats to not only public health, but […]
  • League of Women Voters Calls for Suspension of Absentee Ballot Restrictions (3/10/2020) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patricia Comfort pcomfort@lwvma.org 857-452-1715 BOSTON – The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has asked Secretary of State William Galvin to suspend the restrictions on absentee ballot voting in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Read their letter here. The League noted that most of Massachusetts’ 351 towns will hold […]