Take the League Out to the Ball Game!

The Boston Red Sox are celebrating Women’s Equality Day with a League of Women Voters Night at Fenway Park!  It’s Wednesday, August 28, at 7:10 p.m. when the Sox play the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

 There’s a special ticket rate for this event–bleacher seats for $28 and covered outfield grandstand for $30. The Red Sox will reserve a section for Leaguers and their friends to sit together.  A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to LWVMA, and LWVMA will be donating some tickets to Girl Scout troops. The deadline to order tickets and for LWVMA to receive your payment is Friday, August 9. Click here for information and to order tickets. 

Wednesday, July 17th is LWVMA Lobby Day for Election Reform

Please plan to join with our coalition partners in a Lobby Day at the State House Wednesday, July 17, in Nurses Hall to ask your legislators to support laws modernizing the way Massachusetts handles voter registration and elections, in particular the omnibus election reform bill, S.327.

Among the key provisions of this bill are early voting, an online site for voters to check their registration status and polling place, online voter registration, and random audits of polling places.

Election reform legislation almost passed last year; we need to make sure it succeeds this year!

Visit www.lwvma.org for more information.

Take the League Out to the Ball Game!

The Boston Red Sox are celebrating Women’s Equality Day with a League of Women Voters Night at Fenway Park!  It’s Wednesday, August 28, at 7:10 p.m. when the Sox play the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park.

 There’s a special ticket rate for this event–bleacher seats for $28 and covered outfield grandstand for $30. The Red Sox will reserve a section for Leaguers and their friends to sit together.  A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to LWVMA, and LWVMA will be donating some tickets to Girl Scout troops. The deadline to order tickets and for LWVMA to receive your payment is Friday, August 9. Click here for information and to order tickets. 

LWV Massachusetts 2013 Convention

The LWV Massachusetts 2013 Convention will take place from Friday, May 17 – Saturday, May 18, at the Boston Marriott Peabody Hotel.

LWVN members who are interested in attending as a delegate should email Sue and Anne at info@lwvnewton.org.

For more information about the Convention, including the schedule and Convention Workbook, and to register, please go to the Convention webpage.

Day on the Hill 2013

March 13, 2013; 10 am –  12 noon

“Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport” is the theme of the Massachusetts League’s annual Day on the Hill lobbying day at the State House on Wednesday, March 13.  The focus will be on how to be an effective advocate on League-supported issues with your State Senators and Representatives.  The Day on the Hill program runs from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House

Please plan to come; after the program, LWVN members will meet with members of our state delegation to discuss League-supported legislation. The more people who visit their legislators, the more influence the League has.  There’s strength in numbers.

Rep. Thomas Conroy will use an upcoming piece of legislation to illustrate the process of drafting legislation, getting sponsors, and the role advocacy plays, including how the state and local Leagues can be effective in presenting their positions on legislation.  A second speaker from an advocacy organization will discuss the issue from that point of view.

The state League’s legislative specialists will talk briefly about key bills expected in this session of the legislature. Details on the bills, including specific talking points, will be distributed to local Leagues before Day on the Hill, so you will have the information you need to make the case with your legislators.

Please email info@lwvnewton.org if you would like to join other LWVN members; we will try to travel into Boston together via T or carpool.

For more information, see the Day on the Hill flyer.

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