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
REDISTRICTING CHANGES TO HAMPSHIRE, FRANKLIN, WORCESTER STATE SENATE DISTRICTS
Senator Jo Comerford wants to hear your ideas
Senator Comerford wrote on her Facebook page, “What’s the future of the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester State Senate district? What’s the projected impact of redistricting? You may have heard that the Legislature is engaged in redistricting. Take a look at these maps: https://davesredistricting.org/maps#state::MA. You very well also may have learned that our part of the Commonwealth has lost population. I am engaging with the Senate Chair of redistricting, Senator Will Brownsberger, to understand the impact on the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester district. And of course, I want to work in partnership with colleagues and hear from you. There is a hearing on May 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m. focused on CD 2 (Congressman McGovern’s district) which covers the towns of Amherst, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Hadley, Hatfield, Leverett, Montague, New Salem, Northampton, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Royalston, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell, and Whately. (The other Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester district towns overlap with Congressman Neal.) Here’s the calendar notice. Testifying in person requires sign up: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/3707. Here is a way to submit written testimony/comments: https://malegislature.gov/Redistricting/Contact.”
MA CLIMATE BILLS, PRESENTED BY LWVMA CLIMATE SPECIALIST
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.