Invitation to learn about the legislative process
BOSTON – The Office of Senator Sal DiDomenico is seeking nominees from the Middlesex and Suffolk District to participate in the 78th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS). The Citizens' Legislative Seminar will be held on March 21 and March 22 at the State House in Boston. CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared towards adults of all ages interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process.
“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is a unique program that provides a first-hand opportunity to learn about and engage in the legislative process,” said Senator DiDomenico (D-Everett). “I encourage residents of the Middlesex & Suffolk District to take advantage of this great learning experience.”
Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, the two-day seminar features engaging presentations by Senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth. Topics will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the Legislature. The Seminar will walk participants through the legislative process including how bills are introduced, debated, and passed.
“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is part of the Massachusetts Senate’s ongoing effort to increase civic engagement and open up the democratic process. It’s the perfect chance to come and gain an insider’s perspective from elected officials and staff on how the legislature works,” said Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). “This is an excellent learning experience and I encourage those interested to contact their senator.”
The CLS culminates with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate Chamber in order to have a first-hand experience of the legislative process.
Interested residents in the Middlesex & Suffolk District are invited to contact the Office of Senator Sal DiDomenico at 617-722-1650 by Thursday January 19th in order to be nominated. Seats are limited and nominations are taken on a first come, first serve basis.