Get in the Game and Vote!
The Massachusetts League of Women Voters is sponsoring a video contest for high-school students.
For more information, please see the League’s contest page.
Legislations We Support
There are three important legislations that need our support. Please contact your State Representatives and ask them to vote in favor of the following:
H2016 – Project-Based Civics Education – a legislation sponsored by Representative
Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to promote and enhance civic engagement for public school students.
For more information, please see https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H2016.
H2080 – Automatic Voter Registration – a legislation sponsored by Representative
Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to voter registration.
For more information, please see https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H2080.
H3269 – Safe Communities Act – a legislation sponsored by Representatives
Juana Matias, James B. Eldridge and others relative to prohibiting the use of public funds and resources for immigration enforcement purposes.
For more information, please see https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H3269.
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, LWVGH presented an informative discussion, lead by Tufts University Professor Mira Bernstein about gerrymandering, a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries. According to Wikipedia, two principal tactics are used in gerrymandering: “cracking” (i.e. diluting the voting power of the opposing party’s supporters across many districts) and “packing” (concentrating the opposing party’s voting power in one district to reduce their voting power in other districts). This practice, which is used by both Republicans and Democrats is unfair to all voters, even those with questionable judgment. more….
LWVGH is, like its namesake, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Since 1920, the League of Women Voters has fought to improve our systems of government and impact public policies. LWVGH is a local grassroots offshoot of LWV; its strength and importance come from its unique decentralized structure that works in harmony with our state and national organizations.