News & Media

  • LWVMA Co-President Judy Zaunbrecher Presents the People Powered Fair Maps Campaign (11/25/2019) - On November 21, LWVMA Co-President Judith Zaunbrecher gave a presentation on the League of Women Voters People Powered Fair Maps redistricting program. Watch Judy’s full presentation below:
  • Patricia Comfort Joins LWVMA as Executive Director (11/14/2019) - Our new Executive Director, Patricia Comfort, has joined us this week.  Pattye has spent her career working in the public interest, most recently serving as Executive Director of the Women’s Bar Association and Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts.  She joins LWVMA with extensive experience managing a nonprofit, collaborating with members and Board, and in education […]
  • Successful 2019 League Leader Lunch (10/29/2019) - Over 70 registrants, representing 33 local Leagues, attended the 2019 League Leader Lunch at the First Baptist Church in Worcester on Saturday, Oct. 26th. Attendees heard about the “state of the LWVMA” and the LWVUS People Powered Fair Maps campaign from co-presidents Mary Ann Ashton and Judy Zaunbrecher; panel discussions on civic engagement opportunities for […]
  • November 6 Webinar Pipeline to the FUTURE Delivering Safe, Renewable Geothermal Energy to Massachusetts (10/18/2019) - Over 80 attendees tuned into the Pipeline to the Future webinar, hosted by the LWVMA Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee. The topic of the webinar was how Massachusetts can improve efforts to repair gas leaks and how we might begin to transition the gas utilities toward becoming renewable energy utilities. The program began with remarks […]
  • Senate President Spilka Keynotes LWVMA Day on the Hill (9/16/2019) - Senate President Karen Spilka will be the keynote speaker at the League’s Day on the Hill lobby day Thursday, Oct. 17. Day on the Hill, Time to Act, will focus on legislation in four priority areas: Election Day Registration The climate crisis Education funding reform Women’s reproductive rights Day on the Hill is in Room […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]