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:
- Voter Service and Citizen Education Programs
- Membership initiatives
Successes from previous year:
- 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
- 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
- April 2018 “Beyond the March” conference
- “Get In the Game and Vote” High School Video Contest award ceremony
- Climate and Energy Solutions Series
- 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.