Political and Civic Involvement Opportunities in Massachusetts
Activities are restricted due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)!
Boston State House Hearings & Events and Mass. Town Political Committee's Facebook and websites post many events both virtual and in the Boston area that are now happening :
(*) Massachusetts Patriots for Freedom's " Stand Up for Freedom in Massachusetts Rally" on Friday September 17 at 12 pm at the State House in Boston.
(*) "Boston State House "Virtual Hearing:: Joint Commission on Education" (including Civics Education) on Monday September 13 at 11 am. Oral Testimony (sign up) and Written Electronic Testimony may be submitted via email on
Registration to present oral testimony is required and the deadline to Register is Friday September 10 at 12 pm.
(*) Massachusetts Attorney General Office
Ballot Initiatives filed for the 2022 Biennial Statewide Election (proposed laws) and 2024 Biennial Statewide Election (proposed constitutional amendments) - contains citizen initiative petitions.
July 2021 through September 2021
Massachusetts Town Political Committees are busy with :
"Pizza in the Park"; "Annual Picnic"; " Annual BBQ"; "Annual Cookout" ; " Annual Ice Cream Social";
"Pizza on the Patio Event" ;
"Summer Potluck"; "Summer Picnic"; "Summer Outing"; "Summer Social"; "Summer Party:;
"Post Presidential Election Celebration;
"First Annual Firecracker Festival"; "July 4 Festival/Parade";
"Founding Fathers' Tour";
"PotLuck Picnic"; "Virtual Coffee Hour";
"ZOOM: First Friday Gathering";
"ZOOM: Book Club Discussions"; "Movie Watch Party".
Community Service Events
"Community Clean-Up"; " Town Band Concert Sponsor";
"Beach Clean-Up"; " Donated baskets for local families";
"Personal Hygiene and Care Drive"; "Clean-Up Day & Food Drive"; "Clothing Drive".
"Fall Pancake Breakfast" ;
" Brews For Blues Summer Gathering and Fundraiser";
"Virtual Art Auction Fundraiser";
"Wine & Cheese Fundraiser"; "Lasagna Dinner for 2".
Mass. Town Political Committee's Facebooks and websites post many civic and political activities & current events that are now happening such as:
Both Virtual and Real Time:
*Virtual Event: Lets Talk - Why Diversity in the Classroom Matters";
*" Ballot Initiative Organizational Meeting";
*"ZOOM: Civic Engagement Night";
*" ZOOM: Civic Empowerment Workshop: Navigating Town Meeting" ;
*" Vigil to honor residents who passed away due to COVID-19";
*"Civic Issues Forums/Civics Matters Series";
* "Non-Partisan Town Government Civic Forum";
Civics and Political Activity
Both Virtual and Real Time:
*"Politics in the Park";
*Oral/Written Testimony for 2021 Platform Hearings; *"Political Leadership School";
* "Campaign Management/ Training";
* "Inauguration Car Parade";
*"ZOOM: Impeachment Discussion";
* State Representative Office Hours, Conversations, & Listening Sessions";
*Candidate Debates, Forums & Fundraiser;
* Political Platform events;
* Documentary Screenings on Civic/Political Issues;
* Email/ Call/text legislators to support bills;
*" State House Public Hearing to take Testimony" from citizens on pending Bills for legislation;
Civic and Policy Issues
*"DEFEND MEDICAL CHOICE IN MASSACHUSETTS!"
* Mask Optional for School Children for Fall 2021 ; Climate Change Initiatives;
*Stop Teaching Critical Race Theory;
*"The Votes Act - Election Laws and Integrity"; *"Work and Family Mobility Act - Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants;"; * Transparency in Mass. House Rules Process*; Pet Daycare Facilities Regulation; " No New Prisons"; * Civics Education; *Housing; * Save the Ferry; * Say "NO" to Compressor Station; * Voting Integrity; * 10 Point Plan for Police Reform;
Coronavirus; Education Equality; Safe Communities; Emergency Paid Sick Time; Plastic Bag Ban, Vaping Ban, Social Security, Open Internet Order, Clean Energy, Transgender Civil Rights; Ranked Choice Voting, Improving Medicare and Health Care, Immigration, Expanding Mass. Transit Rails, the Opioid Crises, Retail Marijuana, Gun Control ; Safe Patient Limits; Massachusetts should/should not be a "Sanctuary State"; Single Payer Health Insurance;
The Work and Mobility Act.