As with so many other nonprofit organizations, membership dues do not cover all of our expenses. We rely on donations to help fund our small, but highly effective, staff; our operations; and our outreach efforts.

Your donation to LWVMA supports:

  • Lobbying
  • Voter Service and Citizen Education Programs
  • Communications
  • Events
  • Membership initiatives

Successes from previous year:

Lobbying

  • Helped ensure passage of Automatic Voter Registration, Civic Ed, Criminal Justice Reform, and Energy bills
  • Our 19 legislative specialists followed and provided testimony on over 75 bills
  • Organized League Lobby Day (“Day on the Hill”) plus two additional lobby days in support of Automatic Voter Registration with our partners in the Election Modernization Coalition
  • Participated in lobby days with other coalitions on women’s and energy/environment issues
  • Established Legislative Envoy program, which now includes 15 envoys

Voter Service and Citizen Education Programs

  • InformedVoterMA.org online voters’ guide reached almost 23,000 voters
  • LWVMA co-sponsored candidate forums for Lt. Governor and 2nd Congressional District
  • “Get In the Game and Vote” High School Video Contest engaged hundreds of students around the state
  • April 2018 “Beyond the March” conference engaged 150 attendees
  • Climate and Energy Solutions Series: 5 forums around the state plus webinars

Communications

  • 12 League Leader Updates
  • 4 Mass League Voter e-newsletters
  • 19 Mass Action e-newsletters
  • 22 separate Action Alerts
  • 4 Quarterly Updates to friends and supporters
  • Annual Report

Events

  • April 2018 “Beyond the March” conference
  • “Get In the Game and Vote” High School Video Contest award ceremony
  • Climate and Energy Solutions Series

Membership Initiatives

  • Held 12 Field Service meetings
  • Provided administrative and financial support for 5 new units
  • Granted $4000 to local Leagues through Daniel Scharfman Citizen education Grants
  • Sent over $7,000 to local Leagues through Fall Appeal/Phonathon revenue sharing

What is the difference between donating to LWVMA as opposed to Lotte E. Scharfman Citizen Education Fund?

  • Funds donated to LWVMA may be used for advocacy and membership-oriented programs and materials. Donations to LWVMA, a 501(c)(4) organization, are NOT tax-deductible.
  • Funds donated to the Citizen Education Fund are limited to supporting citizen education and voter service programs and projects. The Citizen Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations ARE tax-deductible.