Interesting articles feature “She Shapes History.” “These women shaped history; Exhibit documenting champions of women’s suffrage on display in Florence,” Masslive, April 3, 2021 Read here. “Beyond the Usual Heroes,” Hampshire Gazette, April 9, 2021. Read here.
Other unsung heroes in the suffrage movement: “Suffrage in the US: American Jewish Women and Organizations” Read here.
Complexities of the Filibuster: The Accidental Rule That Is Interrupting the Democracy We All Deserve
Click on image to watch the video. LWVMA Sizzle Reel-100 Year Timeline. It sizzles!
Rest in Power, Justice Ginsburg
100th Anniversary Ad in Hampshire Gazette, May 23, 2020
Register here for the People’s Town Hall with Senator Jo Comerford.
April 29, 7 – 8 pm “Redistricting: Then and Now” LWV Amherst. Join a conversation, moderated by Adrienne Terrizzi, between two veteran legislative members of Massachusetts’ Redistricting Committees: Stan Rosenberg, former State Senator and two-time Senate Redistricting Chair and State Representative Michael Moran, 2010 and current Chair of the House Redistricting Committee. Congressional and state legislative district lines are drawn by the state legislature every 10 years following the completion of the U.S. Census. The Joint Committee on Redistricting is charged with redrawing electoral boundaries to reflect population shifts and shifting demographics following each decennial census. District boundaries, determined for 10 years, influences who runs for elective office and who is elected to represent voters. Register here.
Redistricting Commissions Can Help Ensure An Ethical and Transparent Process, LWVUS Read here
LWVMA CONVENTION June 26
League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Convention on June 26. This year’s theme is “Expanding the Table: Making Democracy Work for Everyone.” We’re looking forward to hearing from informative speakers, networking with members across the state, and approving the League’s program for the next biennium.
Contact Senators Warren & Markey: Pass S.1/HR1, For the People Act
S.1/HR1, ForThePeopleAct is critical to America’s future. Demand that Congress make elections fairer and puts power back in the hands of the American people. Ask your representative to support automatic voter registration, restore the Voting Rights Act, and reduce the influence of big money in politics.
Click to watch Northampton LWV member, Chris Flory, discuss Medicare for All in MA.