LWVMA’s Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is the state League’s lobbying arm and is composed of specialists in specific areas. The specialists review bills and recommend to the LWVMA board which bills to support or oppose. The specialists also testify before legislative committees, urge member support of legislation, and work with other organizations in coalitions to pass certain bills. The LAC holds a Day on the Hill lobby day every session to provide an opportunity for all League members to speak with their legislators.
For supported bills, the Area Specialist develops and manages an advocacy campaign that may include League position and justification, written/oral testimony, written action alerts, and other. Art Desloges is the Area Specialist for the Plymouth League. He is also the Lead Specialist on the LAC for Gun Control.
Click below for a slide presentation that outlines how the LAC works, Art’s role, and this year’s priority measures (prevention of Gun Violence Omnibus, PFAS Omnibus, Birthing Justice, Voting Access).