News & Media

  • Letter to the Editor of the Boston Globe: No longer an issue of climate change–it’s a climate emergency. (6/17/2019) - 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.”
  • 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 […]
  • Michelle Kweder Named LWVMA Executive Director (3/11/2019) - MARCH 11, 2019/Boston, MA – The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) is pleased to announce that Michelle Kweder has been named Executive Director. Kweder brings two decades of non-profit, public sector, academic and political experience, as well as a commitment and passion for the League’s non-partisan work to […]
  • 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 […]
  • Oppenheimer Interprets Climate Reports in LWVMA Webinar (2/7/2019) - Feb 6, 2019. In a League of Women Voters of Massachusetts webinar, Professor Michael Oppenheimer presented the most important findings from the 2018 Climate Reports. These two reports, the UN IPCC Report and the US National Climate Assessment Report, captured the attention of average citizens, politicians, and advocates for their stark projections of the future […]
  • February 2019 Scharfman Grants Awarded to Three Local Leagues (2/6/2019) - Three local Leagues received Daniel Scharfman Citizen Education grants in February 2019: LWV Harvard: LWV Harvard will host a screening of the documentary “NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody.” The film will be followed by a discussion about healthcare coverage, led by Dr. William Taylor, a former director with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]
  • Recording of Webinar on “The Massachusetts Legislature: Who, What, Where, When, Why, How” Now Available (1/30/2019) - January, 30, 2019/Boston, MA–A recording of the Jan. 29 LWVMA webinar on “The Massachusetts Legislature: Who, What, Where, When, Why, How” presented by LWVMA Legislative Action Chair Nancy Brumback is now available here.  This webinar covers the process and timeline for passing legislation in Massachusetts, explains the League’s approach to advocacy,  and includes tips to […]
  • LWVMA Urges Reform of House Rules (1/30/2019) - January 28, 2019/Boston, MA–The League of  Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) supports changes designed to bring greater transparency, access, and accountability to the rules that govern the Massachusetts House of Representatives. LWVMA is urging its members to contact their state representatives in support of the following package of six reforms that have been proposed: Provide […]
  • Climate Change Challenge Begins January 25! (1/23/2019) - The League of Women Voters invites Massachusetts high school students to participate in our sixth annual video contest, the Climate Change Challenge. Students should make a 30-second video describing and aspect of climate change and proposing a solution. Rules for entry can be found here. Please see our press release for more information.