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.

LWVMA 2012 Day on the Hill

This year’s theme is “Democracy in Danger; Money, Media and Manipulation” and will be held on Wednesday, April 25, in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House on Beacon Street in Boston. Registration begins at 9:30am, and the program starts at 10:00am. Keynote speakers are Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts, Jay Kaufman, MA State Representative and Robert Kuttner, author. LWVMA Specialists will also discuss important legislation the state League is following.

Lobbying the state legislature is one of the defining activities of the League of Women Voters, and everyone who shows up in person makes an enormous difference to the success of our legislative efforts.

After the program, Newton League members will meet for lunch with members of Newton’s State Delegation. We will be carpooling and/or taking the T; to join us, please email Sue and Anne at info@lwvnewton.org.

LWVMA Council 2012

Challenges to Democracy: Protecting Voter Rights and the Influence of Money

All LWVMA members are invited to Council held at Lasell College on May 5 with keynote speaker Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman. For more information including the event schedule follow this link. Please fill out and mail in the registration form by April 20. Each League is allowed two voting delegates, additional members are welcome to attend all events as observers.

All LWVN members are encouraged to join the Newton contingent on May 5. For more information, please email Sue and Anne at info@lwvnewton.org.

LWV Massachusetts 2011 Convention

Friday-Saturday, May 20-21, 2011

Women Making A Difference

The Publick House, Sturbridge, MA

All League members are invited to attend.

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LWVMA Day on the Hill

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This year’s theme is: Transparency in Government

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