Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

LWVN Civics Bee

Join us as we cheer on our friends and neighbors at the second annual LWVN Civics Bee, which will be on Sunday, March 8.

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A Civics Bee is a fun, community-building event to encourage knowledge of government and increase civic engagement. Teams of three (adults, high school students and/or eighth graders) answer questions on our local, state and federal governments.

Civics Bee flyer.

Click here for information about the Civics Bee.

Civics Bee Informational brochure.

"There Oughta Be a Law" Student Video Contest

Once again the LWVMA is sponsoring a student video contest, which started on February 1.

What is the Student Video Contest? The next two-year session of the Massachusetts state legislature begins in January. LWVMA is asking Massachusetts high school students to submit two-minute videos letting our state legislators know what new legislation should be passed to keep Massachusetts healthy, productive, safe, and clean.

Who can enter? The contest is open to any Massachusetts high school student in grades 9-12.

When is the contest? Entries may be submitted online from February 1 until March 31.

Are there prizes? Yes! First place wins $1000; second place wins $500; and third place wins $250. Judging takes place in April, and winners are announced in May. All winners will be invited to the Massachusetts State House for the award ceremony.

More information is available at the LWVMA website.

Click here to see last year's winning videos!