Lights! Camera! LWVMA Student Video Contest!

For its fifth annual student video contest, LWVMA invites high school students to create 30-second public service announcements to motivate voters for Massachusetts’ Fall 2018 elections.

The contest, Get In the Game…and Vote, is open to all high school students in Massachusetts.  Top winners will be awarded $500, $250, and $100, and their videos will be publicized statewide.

Entries must be submitted online from February 1 through March 31 at  Judging will take place in April, and winners will be announced in May.  Official rules and further details are available at

League members can help publicize the video contest at high schools in their area.  A toolkit and flyer to download are available on our website here.  Emails about the contest will be sent to Massachusetts high schools, but may not reach the people you know. Please email personal contacts (high school administrators, educators, students) directly using the suggested email .  Your League can also send a letter to the editor about the contest and post information on your website and Facebook page. The information you need is in the toolkit.

And if you are interested in helping to judge the videos, contact LWVMA Executive Director Meryl Kessler.

LWVMA Phonathon in Newton

Did you get a phone call from an LWVN member on Friday?  It was likely one of our volunteers for the LWVMA Phonathon, the annual Fall Appeal from the State League.  Ten percent of your LWVMA donation will go to LWVN, so thanks to all for their support of both organizations.  We especially want to thank Bonnie Carter, Frieda Dweck, Linda Morrison, and Sharyn Roberts for their efforts!

LWVN Lunch at Day on the Hill–Photo

(l-r) Rep. Kay Khan, Kelsi Field, Re. Ruth Balser, Sen. Cynthia Creem, Lisa Mirabile, Sharyn Roberts, Dmitry Gridnev, Lois Levin and Max

Thanks to Sharyn for organizing the LWVN lunch with our state delegation during LWVMA’s Day on the Hill!

Attended, but not pictured:  Rep. John Lawn, Newton City Councilor Alison Leary, Toby Kamens, and Lisamarie Sears.


Many thanks to Newton’s State Delegation–LWVMA Day on the Hill update

Many thanks to Senator Cindy Creem, State Representatives Ruth Balser, Kay Khan, and John Lawn, and their staff for joining LWVN members on Tuesday, LWVMA’s Day on the Hill.

Senator Creem and Representative Patricia Haddad (5th Bristol District) lauded the League for its commitment to voting rights and citizen action.  Creem, who is the sponsor for AVR and a criminal justice reform bill repealing mandatory minimums, urged League members to continue their pressure on the legislature to pass those bills.  Haddad noted the voting reforms, including early voting, that the League was instrumental in passing in the past and noted that AVR is the next step in making it more convenient for people to vote.

For more information about the day, visit the LWVMA update.

Join LWVMA and LWVN at Day on the Hill on Tuesday!

Make the League’s voice loud on Beacon Hill. Join us Tuesday, Oct. 24, for the annual LWVMA lobby day, Day on the Hill. Our theme this year is Moving the Needle on League Priorities, and we’ll be focusing on key legislation in voting, the environment, immigration and criminal justice reform. Keynote speakers are Rep. Patricia Haddad, speaker pro tempore in the House, and Sen. Cynthia Creem, assistant majority leader in the Senate. Registration and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of the State House, with the program from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll offer a brief tutorial on how to lobby before you go see your own legislators after the program. Register here for Day on the Hill. Your presence boosts the League’s clout!

LWVN members will be having lunch with members of our Beacon Hill delegation after the program–let us know if you can join us!  RSVP at so we can be sure to order enough.

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