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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.