Greetings, All.

First post on the new Forum site, but repost of something sent out to the previous, LWV League Leader group, with one exception - a new Google doc link with an updated/corrected study proposal for your review and possible use:

Every two years local Leagues participate in the program planning process by reviewing existing positions and making recommendations for the future. League program consists of those governmental issues that League members choose for concerted study and actions. It includes adopted positions, upon which action is taken, and issues for study that will lead to a position and action (In League: LWVUS). 


 The LWV Amherst, Massachusetts has proposed a study related to the 2010 Citizens United v FEC decision. Given the continued interest in this topic on the part of local and state Leagues across the country, I am forwarding the study proposal for your information and use if your local or state League is considering a similar study. An excerpt from the proposal describing the scope of the study follows along with a Google doc link to the full study proposal and contact information. Massachusetts after Citizens United.  SO WHAT DO WE DO NOW?Scope and Intent of studyThis state study would examine whether existing LWV positions are adequate to deal with the implications for Massachusetts electoral processes of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in the case of Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission. Possible results are a new state position to address new state issues, and positioning LWVMA to participate in the discussion thatis likely to take place at the 2014 LWVUS Convention. Google doc link:
Questions? Please contact:Katherine Campbell   ksmithcamp@post.harvard.eduJackie Wolf  lwvahealthcare@yahoo.comJoan Rabin  jrabin@external.umass.eduBecky Shannon

In League,

Launa ZimmaroLWV Concord-Carlisle MA




Thank you

Thank you for making your study available.

Our league is considering doing something with this in the next program year. And, I'm going to float the idea of our state league (Illinois) taking up the issue at an upcoming state meeting (no promises, I'm a force of one).

I hope your study goes well, provides interesting results, energizes your members and brings in new members. Good luck

Marti Stamper

LWV of the Palatine Area (IL)