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Advocacy Day

Each May we welcome 300 community activists to the State House to rally behind the legislation that increases women's access to opportunities and equality

Advocacy day is an event held by the MCSW to advocate for legislation that advances the rights and opportunities of women. The MCSW invites all members of the community to attend and participate in Advocacy Day, and stand in support of women throughout Massachusetts. 

The Commission discusses key findings from the previous year in collaboration with regional Commissions, reports findings collected from public hearings hosted during the year throughout the Commonwealth, and lays out our legislative priorities for the coming session. Attendees also hear from the Commission Chair, Regional Commission Chairs, and State Legislators. 

The event includes time for members of the Commission and supporters to visit legislators to discuss priority legislation.

To learn more about the Commission’s work on promoting policy that supports opportunity and equality for women, check out MCSW's  Legislative Agenda.

MCSW has shifted Advocacy Day to take place during the legislative session, which occurs every two years beginning on odd numbered years in Massachusetts. MCSW's next Advocacy Day will be held in May 2023.

How to Lobby Effectively

First time advocating for an issue and need some advice? 

 

In the following videos, former Commissioner Becca Glenn describes how to lobby effectively on Advocacy Day and MCSW's priority bills:

https://youtu.be/LbX3Sf8aHa4

https://youtu.be/5Uta_LuvWDM

 

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