Legislative Agenda

The MCSW is a state-established body charged with reviewing the status of women in Massachusetts and offering recommendations regarding policy that would improve access to opportunities and equality for all.

The Commission recognizes the need for women to gain not only an equal share, but become equal participants in the areas of economics, health-care, civil rights, education and business development.

MCSW's Legislative and Public Policy Committee endorses and tracks legislation to achieve these goals. In addition, the commission meets with legislators and submits written and verbal testimony in support of priority legislation at state legislative hearings.

The legislative session occurs every two years beginning on odd numbered years (ex. 2023 in Massachusetts). MCSW selects a number of priority bills to advocate for on their journey through the State House. These bills speak to our mission and purpose, while also address what we've discovered are some of Commonwealth's greatest challenges at our four annual regional public hearings.

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