79th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar – October 24th & 25th 2017

79th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar – An invitation to learn about the legislative process

Senator Brownsberger is seeking nominees to participate in the 79th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) to be held October 24 and October 25 at the State House in Boston. CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared towards adults of all ages interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process.

Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, the two-day seminar features engaging presentations by Senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth. Topics will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the Legislature. The Seminar will walk participants through the legislative process including how bills are introduced, debated, and passed.

“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is part of the Massachusetts Senate’s ongoing effort to increase civic engagement and open up the democratic process. It’s the perfect chance to come and gain an insider’s perspective from elected officials and staff on how the legislature works,” said Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). “This is an excellent learning experience and I encourage those interested to contact their senator.”

The CLS culminates with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate Chamber in order to have a first-hand experience of the legislative process.

Interested residents in the 2nd Suffolk & Middlesex District are invited to contact Quinn Diaz in Senator Brownsberger’s office by Wednesday, August 30 (quinn.diaz@masenate.gov).  Please include your name and contact information, along with a very brief statement about your interest in the seminar.  Interest in this seminar is high and seats are limited, please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

4 replies on “79th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar – October 24th & 25th 2017”

  1. Dear Honarable Senator Brownsberger; I am interested participating citizen legisture seminar
    I am currently on Mass Bike Advisory Board of North Shore. Governor Council for Disability.
    Board for Independent Living of North Shore & CapeAnn. Board of AACT. Past president of Bike to the Sea. Making Rail trails from Everett to Lynn to a reality which it had been done still waiting for Lynn to get on. Received a very nice citation from Honarable Rosalie Vincent. I am right now running for Town Meeting Member for Prescient 10 of Saugus.
    I hope you decide to pick me, I would live to learn how the Legislature works
    Jim Tozza

    1. Hi Jim,

      Thank you for your interest, however this opportunity is for residents of the Senator’s district. Contact Senator McGee to see if he can nominate you, every Senator is given the opportunity to nominate their constituents.

      Andrew Bettinelli
      Chief of Staff
      Office of Senator William N. Brownsberger

    1. The seminar is schedule for 9:00AM-4:30PM on both days.

      Andrew Bettinelli
      Chief of Staff
      Office of Senator William N. Brownsberger

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