August 12, 2014
Boston – Senator Richard Ross is pleased to announce that the 73rd Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this fall on Tuesday, October 14th and Wednesday, October 15th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House.
“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is a great opportunity for those interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process to get hands-on experience,” said Senator Ross. “I encourage all those interested in participating to contact my office directly.”
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 Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District are invited to contact the office of Senator Richard Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, August 28th in order to be nominated.