After learning of several vacancies, Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) is highlighting opportunities to serve on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW). The Commission was created in 1998 and is tasked to review the status of women and girls in Massachusetts, and to offer policy recommendations to improve equality and access to opportunities for all women throughout the Commonwealth

“This is a fantastic opportunity to have a positive impact on public policy and programming that will better the lives of women,” said Senator Moore. “The Commission engages in transformative advocacy efforts that achieve continued progress and increased equality. I encourage interested residents to contribute their time, experiences and talents to serve in this volunteer capacity.”

The MCSW was established by the state legislature and studies, reviews, and reports on the status of women and girls throughout the Commonwealth. The Commission serves as a liaison between the public, organizations, and the government. Annually, the Commission hosts four public hearings throughout the Commonwealth soliciting on the ground feedback from residents and local service providers.

The Commission strives to be representative of women throughout the Commonwealth and, as such, diverse applicants are sought who possess varied backgrounds and resumes—specifically diversity in race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, geography, and socio-economic status. Commissioners are expected to commit to meeting attendance, participation, and collaboration with fellow members of the Commission.

A total of 19 state Commissioners are appointed by various authorities including the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Senate President, and the Caucus of Women Legislators “Caucus”. Presently, the Caucus is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a copy of their resume and a letter of intent to Nicole.Stephens@mahouse.gov by Monday, November 4th at 9AM for appointment consideration. Additional information is available at http://www.mawomenscaucus.com/applyforthemcsw.