YOUth Should Vote Video Contest
To mobilize the youth vote in Election 2016, the Massachusetts League of Women Voters is inviting Massachusetts high school students to send 30-second videos (public service announcements) that encourage young people to register to vote and turn out at the polls in November. For more information go to Contest.
Ask Your Legislators to Support S.2021
“LWVMA supports S.2021, repealing the mandatory driver’s license suspension for people convicted of drug-related crimes, a punishment that makes it difficult for offenders to resume their lives after serving their sentence. The Senate and House have passed different versions of that bill, and it is now in conference committee.” (more)
Senate Passes Sweeping Public Records Reform Bill
The Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed “sweeping reforms of the state’s impotent public records law last month. Senate Bill 2120.” (more)
LWVMA Supports Automatic Voter Registration
“The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is supporting a bill, H.3937, to bring automatic voter registration to Massachusetts. Automatic voter registration is a new election reform that automatically registers eligible citizens to vote unless they choose not to be registered. Under this bill, people would be registered when they get a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The bill also provides for some social services agencies which now offer voter registration to switch to automatic voter registration. City and town election officials would also use their annual census to identify and register eligible voters.” (more)
Less Litter, More Recycling
Since the Bottle Bill became law in 1983, over 35 billion beverage containers have been redeemed, making Massachusetts a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable place to live.