BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) welcomed Paul DiCicco of Millbury, Susan Crimmins of Shrewsbury and Christopher Rodwill of Worcester to the State House for the Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS). All three residents were nominated by Senator Moore earlier this year to participate in the civic education program.
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, the two-day seminar features presentations by Senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth.
“The importance of civic learning and engagement cannot be overstated,” said Senator Moore. “I commend Paul, Susan and Chris for taking time from their busy schedules to learn about the legislative process. I’m glad they found their experience to be both rewarding and informative.”
The CLS culminates in a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “senators” in a live debate in the Senate Chamber. During the 80th CLS, residents participated in a legislative debate regarding paid family and medical leave. CLS participants debated the same bill passed by the Senate in July.
The CLS program is held twice each year and interested residents of the Second Worcester District are encouraged to contact Senator Moore to request a nomination to participate. To learn more about the CLS program, please visit the Legislature’s website, www.malegislature.gov.