• Advocacy day is an annual event held by the MCSW to advocate for legislation that advances the rights and opportunities of women. The Commission discusses key findings from the previous year in collaboration with regional commissions, and reports findings collected from public hearings hosted during the year throughout the Commonwealth. Attendees hear from the Commission Chair and regional commission Chairs as well as influential legislators. The event includes time for members of the commission and supporters to visit legislators to discuss priority legislation. The MCSW invites members of the community to attend and participate in Advocacy Day and stand in support of women throughout Massachusetts. 

    For highlights of Advocacy Day 2015, please see this informative video created by the Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women

    We apologize for any inconvenience but registration for Advocacy Day 2017 has been closed. We are excited about the tremendous amount of interest in the event, but have reached room capacity. Please do not hesitate to contact us at mcsw@state.ma.us with any questions or concerns. 

    Advocacy Day 2013 ceremonies at the State House
    Advocacy Day 2013 ceremonies held at the Massachusetts State House


    To learn more about the Commission’s work on promoting policy that supports opportunity and equality for women, please see our Legislation Page.

    To learn more about lobbying and how to reach out to your legislators see our guide: