Apply now to attend the fall Citizens’ Legislative Seminar

The 73rd Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this fall on Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House. Each senator may nominate one constituent to participate. The CLS is a great opportunity for residents to get a firsthand look at how the legislative process works, and have a better understanding of state government. Senator Brownsberger encourages constituents in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District to apply to this two-day seminar.

CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day seminar features 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 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.

All residents in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District are invited to submit a cover letter expressing their interest in being nominated to participate. Letters may be emailed to or mailed to Barbara Miranda, Chief of Staff, Office of Senator William N. Brownsberger, State House, Room 413C, Boston, MA 02133. Letters must be received by Tuesday, August 26. A candidate must be able to attend both days of the seminar to be considered.