|The second annual League of Women Voters’ Night at Fenway Park is Wednesday. Aug. 20. The game against the Los Angeles Angels will begin at 7:10 p.m., but plan to arrive by 6:45 for pre-game ceremonies saluting the League.Ticket prices for this event will be $35 for covered outfield grandstand seats (price includes a handling charge and a donation to LWVMA). The Red Sox will reserve a section so that Leaguers and their friends can sit together. To order tickets go to the LWVMA website.
Don’t wait–the deadline to order tickets is July 31. Please contact Brynne Gorman 617-523-2999 for further information.
Massachusetts Leagues sent 27 delegates to the U.S. convention in Dallas June 6-10, and the state League’s Campaign Finance Study Committee played a major role in the program with both a caucus and a workshop on the key issue of campaign finance reform. There were 643 voting delegates at the convention, representing 47 states and the District of Columbia.
The convention adopted as its major program project for the coming two years a three-part program combining study and review of key structures of American democracy: (1) a study of the process of amending the U.S. Constitution, including constitutional conventions; (2) a review and update if necessary of the League position on campaign finance; and (3) a review of the redistricting process for the U.S. Congress.
The convention also adopted a position on human trafficking by concurrence with a position of the LWV of New Jersey. Details on both of these programs and other convention activities are available on the LWVUS.