Invites Constituents to Come Learn the Legislative Process

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BOSTON – Senator Michael Moore announced today that the 74th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this spring on Tuesday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House.

“CLS is a fantastic opportunity to for individuals interested in learning more about the legislative process and the inner workings of Beacon Hill. Those who have participated in the past have greatly benefited from the experience and I encourage others to participate” said Senator Moore.

“In an ongoing effort to increase civic engagement and participation in our democratic process, the Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is a perfect opportunity for residents to gain an in-depth perspective of how our state government works,” said Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). “The Seminar will walk participants through the legislative process, how bills are heard, debated, and passed. This is an excellent learning experience and I encourage those interested to attend.”

CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day seminar features 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 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.

All residents of the Second Worcester District are invited to contact Senator Moore’s Office via telephone at (617) 722-1485 by Tuesday, March 10th in order to be nominated by Senator Moore. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis.