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  • 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 […]
  • Celebrate LWVMA’s 100th Birthday on May 31st (3/4/2020) - Join us for brunch in the Tiffany ballroom at the Sheraton Four Points hotel in Norwood on Sunday, May 31st.  The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. with a reception followed by brunch and an exciting program featuring Danielle Allen, the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard.  Professor Allen is  widely known for her work […]
  • 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 […]