With spring in full bloom, Mass. Town Political Committees are buzzing with (1) social activities such as "Spring Breakfast", "Award Night", Trivia Night, "Spaghetti Dinner", Picnics and Barbecues, Memorial Day Parade March; (2) community service events such as Town Clean-up, Serving Meals, and Collecting Donations; and (3) fundraising activities: Yard and Tag Sales, booths at local fairs, phone banks and " post card "parties.
Mass. Town Political Committee's Facebooks and websites post many civic and political issue events that are now happening such as:
* a variety of Civic Forums on various policies issues and Candidate Forums, Campaign and Civics Training, and Political Platform events;
*a variety of Town Hall meetings with state senators, state legislators, local and state legislative candidates.
Mass. Town Political Committee's Facebooks and websites also post many events that are now happening such as:
*"Why Single-Payer Matters Now: a Panel Discussion" event on Tuesday June 21
in Boston hosted by Physicians for a National Health Care Program-MA ;
*Boston Town Hall on June 15 at The Great Hall at Codman Health Care Center ;
*"Rally for 100% Renewable Energy " on Wednesday June 14 at Boston State House;
*Ma Statehouse Rally in support of Paris Climate Agreement on Tuesday June 13;
*"Mass. Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing" on Tuesday June 13 in Boston;
*"Pride Day" March on Saturday June 10 in Boston;
"March for Truth" on Saturday June 3 in Boston Common;
*"Mass. Clean Energy Future Tour" through the month of May 2017 sponsored by the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change ;
*"Operation: Flags for Vets" on Saturday May 27 at 10 am at the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne;
*"Rally for Boston Education" on Saturday May 20 at 2 pm at Boston Common;
*"Women's Advocacy Day 2017" on May 17 at 10 am at the Boston State House .
*"Privatization Rally" on Wednesday May 17 at the Boston State House ;
*"Raise Up Massachusetts Progress as Resistance" conference on Saturday May 6 at UMASS Boston .
PACIO is a non-partisan and non-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness of how citizens of every age can become involved in civic and political efforts and have a voice in the shaping of policies and laws that will guide our country.
Click on ANNOUNCEMENTS in your Congressional District for a sampling of activities and meetings that political town committees are offering in your congressional district. See how you can become involved, have some fun, and have a voice in our government!
Massachusetts National Political Parties
* Democrats: www.massdems.org - the Saturday June 3rd state convention has changed its location to the Worcester DCU Center beginning at 10 a.m. Click on CAUCUSES Tab to find the "caucus" date and location in your town that meets to elect delegates to the convention;
* Republicans: www.massgop.com - click on CONNECT Tab to find GOP Event Listings and programs to join;
* Green: www.green-rainbow.org - click on "Upcoming events" Tabs for meeting information, including the Summer 2017 State Committee Meeting on Saturday July 8 in Northampton.
* Libertarians: www.lpmass.org - click on ACTION Tab to see a listing of events including the Pioneer Valley Assoc & Metro West Framingham Libertarian meetings on Wednesday June 14.
Young Adult Political Organizations
Consider attending events that these organizations have to offer, as it is an excellent way to get involved :
*Mass. Alliance of College Republicans
*College Democrats of Massachusetts
Civics and Government
* Be alert to when your town is having elections this spring for Board of Selectman and Board of Education, or when your city is having elections this fall for Mayor, City Council, and School Committee! Remember to vote!
* If you are not yet 18 years old, there is still much you can do! Boston's State House has multiple events every week that are open to the public. See what topics might interest you and plan on attending an event!
Consider taking that "first step" by attending an activity or meeting offered by a political town committee in your town.
When you click on a CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS TAB and read the ANNOUNCEMENTS Section, citizen's voices -forums, movements, rallies -comes alive as you are given “real time” information when you click on the websites and Facebook pages of various towns who are active in the political process!
Check out your Town Directory website and/or Facebook to see what Board and Committee positions are looking for volunteers, such as Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Cultural Council, Historical Commission, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and so much more!
Review your town political committees’ website and/or Facebook postings to see how the political processes are at play in your own backyard! You can also contact Town Hall to get involved in your town's political committees.
State Government Representation
Check out the state representative and state senator that represents where you live.
Note what committees they serve on Beacon Hill, and laws passed in 2016/2017 that involved work on their committees!
Boston State House Weekly Events June 17 thru June 24
State Laws Passed February 1 2017 thru June 9 2017