News & Media

  • Climate and Energy Solutions Series continues with Winchester Forum October 4 (9/19/2017) - The forum will address the sources and health impacts of air pollution. Dr. Buonocore will discuss his research on the cumulative health co-benefits of a proposed carbon fee in Massachusetts. A summary of this work can be found at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health website. Snacks and conversation will start at 6:30. […]
  • Hundreds Attend “Extreme Events and Climate Change” Forum at New England Aquarium (9/18/2017) - September 14, 2017–A sold-out crowd filled the Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theatre for “Extreme Events and Climate Change: What We Know and What We Can Do,” co-hosted by LWVMA and LWV-Boston, the New England Aquarium, and UMass Boston School for the Environment. Dr. Ellen Douglas of UMass Boston laid out the evidence for the causes of […]
  • LWVMA Opposes Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Provisions in Gov. Baker Bill (9/8/2017) - September 8, 2017–The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports efforts to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, but we do not support the provisions in Governor Baker’s bill to add to existing mandatory minimum sentencing in the case of a drug sale leading to death. The Massachusetts Sentencing Commission has been thorough in its examination of the sentencing guidelines in […]
  • Carbon pricing gaining advocates and momentum! (9/7/2017) - Putting a price on carbon is the most effective way to reduce emissions and change consumer behavior. With increasing pressure to address climate change, and carbon pricing bills from both the Massachusetts Senate and House, there is growing momentum in the legislature to pass a carbon pricing bill this session. Three webinars from the LWVUS […]
  • League Condemns DACA Policy Reversal (9/5/2017) - September 5, 2017–The League of Women Voters today condemned the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) program.  Read the full statement from LWV President Chris Carson here: “This administration’s decision to rescind the ‘Dreamers’ program is shameful and does not serve national interest. “As a country of immigrants, we are […]
  • Election Modernization Coalition Statement on Illinois Governor Rauner’s Signing of Automatic Voter Registration Bill (8/29/2017) - Boston, MA/August 28, 2017–Today, Illinois became the tenth state, along with the District of Columbia, to successfully enact automatic voter registration (AVR). Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed into a law a bill that creates more accessible and secure elections by automatically registering voters unless they opt out of the program. The bill won bipartisan support […]
  • LWVMA Statement on Charlottesville and Boston Rallies (8/18/2017) - Boston, MA/August 18, 2017–As our nation grapples with the terrifying and tragic events in Charlottesville, and as the City of Boston braces for a “Free Speech Rally” on the Common tomorrow, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) must speak out.  For almost 100 years, the League has been a nonpartisan defender of democracy.  While […]
  • LWV To Host Major Climate Change Forum at New England Aquarium Sept. 14 (7/26/2017) - As the climate changes and global temperatures rise, extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey are becoming more frequent.  As a coastal state, Massachusetts is increasingly at risk from dangerous storms and a rise in sea level.  Professor Douglas will provide an in-depth look at the climate changes that have already occurred as well as those […]
  • 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 […]