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  • Election Modernization Coalition Applauds Ruling On Voter Registration Deadline (7/24/2017) - Boston,MA/July 24, 2017–A decision handed down today by a Suffolk Superior Court judge opened a huge window that has been shut to many eligible voters. As a result of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Massachusetts, MassVOTE, and the Chelsea Collaborative, Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled that the 20-day voter registration deadline in Massachusetts disenfranchises […]
  • LWVMA Thanks Secretary Galvin for Refusing to Comply with Voter Record Request (7/6/2017) - The League strongly condemns the recent request from President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission for voter records, including private information, from all 50 states; at the same time, LWVMA applauds Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin for refusing to comply with the request and has sent him a letter thanking him for his stance.  We encourage LWVMA members to […]
  • League Condemns Kobach Voter List Request (6/30/2017) - The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) has issued a strong statement condemning this week’s request from Kris Kobach, vice chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, for state voter records.  In addition, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts applauds Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin’s refusal to comply with […]
  • Massachusetts League of Women Voters Announces New Leadership Team (6/30/2017) - BOSTON, MA/June 30, 2017-Mary Ann Ashton of Acton and Linda Matys O’Connell of Springfield begin their two-year term as co-presidents of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) July 1.  Ashton and O’Connell were elected, along with other LWVMA board officers and directors, at the biennial LWVMA Convention in Framingham this spring. The other […]
  • One Hundred Citizens Attend Automatic Voter Registration Day (6/28/2017) - Advocates voice support for modernizing elections in Massachusetts through adopting Automatic Voter Registration BOSTON, MA/June 28, 2017 — Advocates for modernizing Massachusetts’ elections showed up in force for a lobby day on Beacon Hill today, held by the Election Modernization Coalition led by Common Cause Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, MASSPIRG, MassVOTE, […]
  • LWVMA 2017 Climate and Energy Solutions Series (6/22/2017) - The LWVMA Steering Committee for Environmental Action and Advocacy is coordinating the LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series, consisting of five regional forums around the state in collaboration with local Leagues and other organizations. We will kick off the series in the fall with a forum at the New England Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theatre on […]
  • Take Action: Support a Clean Energy Future (6/9/2017) - Carbon Pricing Lobby Day June 13 Carbon Pricing Bills Hearing June 20 Senate Clean Energy Future Tour June 12, 19, 20, 26 Join Us for Carbon Pricing Lobby Day Tuesday, June 13 If we’re going to pass a price on carbon pollution in Massachusetts, we need to show widespread support for these bills to our […]
  • LWVMA Testifies in Support of Automatic Voter Registration (6/8/2017) - BOSTON, MA/June 8, 2017– Advocates for modernizing Massachusetts’ elections showed up in force for a hearing on Beacon Hill today, held by the Joint Committee on Election Laws. The hearing was in support of the Automatic Voter Registration bill, which would establish a system for eligible citizens in Massachusetts to automatically register to vote when […]
  • League Statement on the Paris Climate Agreement (6/1/2017) - Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that the United States will leave the global Paris Climate Agreement: “Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction for the health of the planet and all living beings. President Trump’s […]
  • “Making Democracy Work in My Community” Student Video Contest Winners Announced (5/15/2017) - May 12, 2017 / Boston, MA – The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) has announced the winners of its “Making Democracy Work in My Community” Student Video Contest. The winners are: First Place:  Owen Doherty, Jake Latini, and Luke Marcheski, Quincy High School (The Voters of America: Making Democracy Work) Second Place:  Natalie […]