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Sen. Clark announces 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar in March

Posted by Christina Jedra  January 15, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by The Office of Senator Katherine Clark: 

Senator Katherine Clark (D-5th Middlesex) announced today that the 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this spring on Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House.

“Several constituents have taken advantage of this seminar in the past and found it tremendously informative,” said Clark. “I encourage anyone who is interested in the legislative process to consider attending.”

“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is a hands-on experience that allows residents from across the Commonwealth to learn about the legislative process, how bills are heard, debated and passed, and to gain a unique perspective of state government,” said Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth). “I always look forward to the Seminar and I hope everyone can take advantage of this great opportunity.” 

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 in the 5th Middlesex district are invited to contact Senator Clark’s office at 617-722-1206 by Monday, February 4th in order to be nominated by Senator Clark. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis. 


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