News & Media

  • League of Women Voters Marks 100th Anniversary of Founding (2/6/2020) - The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the voters’ rights organization Thursday, Feb. 6, at the State House. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo; Sen. Joan Lovely, assistant majority leader; and Rep. Patricia Haddad, speaker pro tempore, saluted the League, whose national organization began in February 1920, […]
  • January 2020 Scharfman Grants Awarded to Seven Local Leagues (1/30/2020) - Seven local Leagues received Lotte E. Scharfman Citizen Education grants in January 2020: LWV Arlington: LWV Arlington (LWVA) co-sponsors an annual Candidates’ Night with a Town of Arlington Committee called Envision Arlington. LWVA is responsible for contacting and inviting candidates to attend the event where they present their ideas and respond to questions from attendees. […]
  • Women Power The Vote: Nationwide Day of Action Celebrating 100th Anniversary of The League of Women Voters (1/3/2020) - Please join us on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the State House in Room 428 for a 100th anniversary celebration of the League of Women Voters. Following a speaking program with House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Karen Spilka, we will act to support Election Day Registration in MA. Cake and […]
  • 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 […]
  • October 2019 Scharfman Grants Awarded to Nine Local Leagues (10/24/2019) - Nine local Leagues received Lotte E. Scharfman Citizen Education grants in October 2019: LWV Bedford:  In Spring 2020 LWV Bedford will print voter guides in partnership with The Bedford Citizen. The guide will be focused on informing and engaging Bedford residents in preparation for the Town Election and Town Meeting. LWV Cape Ann:  The LWV […]
  • 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 […]