News & Media

  • LWVMA urges State Reps to Act on Climate Now (7/14/2020) - The League contacted all State representatives asking them to act on critical climate and environmental justice bills sitting in House Ways & Means. With the session coming to a rapid close, and the increasingly urgent need to address climate change, we need the Legislature to act. An Action Alert to all League members asking them […]
  • Fall Elections Bill Signed into Law (7/7/2020) - LWVMA congratulates everyone involved in the passage of H.4820, An Act relative to voting options in response to COVID-19, which Governor Baker signed July 6, 2020. This important measure will assure that our Sept. 1 primary election and Nov. 3 general election are held in a way that increases the the voting options for MA […]
  • LWVMA Urges Governor to Sign Election Bill (6/29/2020) - The legislative conference committee reconciling the House and Senate versions of the election law addressing COVID-19 concerns for the fall elections has released the final bill, which is expected to pass the House and Senate in the next day or two. LWVMA urges Governor Baker to sign this bill immediately.  It’s going to take time […]
  • Senate Passes Bill to Mail Ballot Applications (6/16/2020) - LWVMA and our partners in the Election Modernization Coalition applaud the Massachusetts Senate for unanimously passing S.2755, a bill which makes necessary changes to protect our Sept. 1 primary election and Nov. 3 general election, including sending every voter an application for a ballot to be returned by mail.  We urge the legislature to quickly […]
  • “Teen Voting Rights Challenge” Winners Announced (6/16/2020) - The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) has announced the winners of “Teen Voting Rights Challenge” Student Video Contest. View a playlist of the winning entries here. The winners are: First Place:  “I Can’t Vote” by Julia Cote, Caroline Han, Cristina Perez, and Rachel Dasey, Needham High School Second Place: “Why 16 year olds […]
  • Election Modernization Coalition Praises House Election Legislation (6/8/2020) - On Thursday night, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed election legislation allowing every voter who wishes to vote by mail to do so. Some provisions of the legislation include: requiring mail ballot applications to be sent to every registered voter for both the September 1 and November 3 elections, creating an online portal for mail […]
  • June 13 Council 2020 Recap (6/2/2020) - The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts conducted its 2020 Council on June 13 via Zoom. Over 150 members representing 32 local Leagues and Units attended the meeting. One of the key events of Council was the election of Officers, Board, and Nominating Committee members, completing the LWVMA Board’s transition to staggered terms. At the 2019 […]
  • LWVMA’s Statement on Violence Against Black People Throughout the United States (6/2/2020) - To our fellow League members, The Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts wanted to share with you our statement in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as those of the League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters […]
  • LWVMA Urges House to Strengthen Bill Dealing with Vote by Mail (6/1/2020) - The Joint Committee on Election Laws has reported a bill dealing with the fall elections, H.4762, out of committee.  It is now before the House Ways & Means Committee and is expected to come up for a vote in the House on Wednesday. LWVMA and our partners in the Election Modernization Coalition consider the bill […]
  • 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 […]