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November 2018

Movie showing at Forbes Library: Dark Money

November 14, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Forbes Library Northampton, MA 01060 United States + Google Map

DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and…

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January 2019

Single-Payer Health Care Lobby Day

January 23, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join LWVMA and our partners at Mass-Care to tell your legislators you support single-payer health care. The Single-Payer Lobby Day at the State House is Wednesday, Jan. 23. Meet at 11 a.m. at the Grand Staircase for a mini-rally and information session before visiting your own legislators and delivering information packets on the single-payer bills. As you know, our current healthcare insurance system is failing to meet our healthcare needs, and is very costly.   A number  of Amherst and…

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Justice & Renewable Energy for All Lobby Day

January 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Justice & Renewable Energy for All Lobby Day Support environmental justice, 100% renewable energy, transportation, and carbon pricing at the Justice & Renewable Energy for All Lobby Day at the State House Thursday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with our partners in the Mass Power Forward Coalition. RSVP here to get a meeting scheduled with your own legislators. Event updates will be posted on the coalition Facebook page.

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Webinar on the state Legislature and LWV action

January 29, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

LWVMA Offering Webinar on the Legislature How does the 2-year cycle work? LWVMA support for bills. As the new session of the legislature begins, LWVMA is offering a webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. to explain how Massachusetts' two-year legislature works and how the League, through its Legislative Action Committee, chooses the bills it will support (or oppose) and follows them through the session. Nancy Brumback, LAC chair, will present the information. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR: here and you…

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February 2019

Ballot Question Consensus Study

February 2, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Discussion of the ballot question process in MA, followed by votes on consensus questions. Lunch provided.  

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Webinar: It’s Happening. It’s Now: The Climate Reports of 2018

February 6, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Climate Change Webinar: Help Spread the Word The LWVMA Committee for Environmental Action and Advocacy is presenting a webinar featuring world-renowned climate scientist Professor Michael Oppenheimer on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m. EST. He will discuss the two major climate reports of 2018, the UN IPCC Report and the US National Climate Assessment Report. This popular webinar already has over 100 registrations from around the country, but there is plenty of space left. The webinar is free and open to…

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Ranked Choice Voting Webinar

February 26, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Webinar: Questions About Ranked Choice Voting? LWVMA will host a webinar about ranked choice voting (RCV) in Massachusetts on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Adam Friedman, executive director of Voter Choice Massachusetts, will explain how RCV works and discuss the legislation being introduced to bring RCV to our state, then answer questions. Voter Choice Massachusettsis a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization formed to champion RCV in Massachusetts after Maine passed the first statewide RCV law in November 2016. REGISTER FOR WEBINAR here…

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March 2019

Movie: Fix It – Healthcare at the Tipping Point

March 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fix It - Healthcare at the Tipping Point March 4, 2019, 7 pm Pathways Cohousing,  Community Room, Mountain Laurel Path, off Florence Rd, Florence Movie followed by discussion Fix It is a powerful documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide.  It makes the case for business leaders' support for major healthcare reform and takes "money in politics" head on." Discussion will be led by a panel with Dr. Christopher Flory, LWV member, Nancy Talanian, Western Mass. Medicare-for-All, and Dr.…

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Civics Education Lobby Day

March 5, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

LWVMA Civics Education Lobby Day March 5, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Boston State House, House Members Lounge Join the league and our partners in the Massachusetts Civic Learning Coalition for the Civics Trust Fund Lobby Day. Last session the legislature passed the civics education bill to fanfare and cheers.  But the Governor's proposed 2020 budget does not include the necessary funding for the Civics Project Trust Fund, which would implement that legislation.  Register here so a meeting with legislators can be…

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Board meeting: members welcome

March 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Members are welcome. Contact us.

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