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League of Women Voters Lotte E. Scharfman Memorial Fund

Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport

aka League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund   |   Boston, MA   |  http://www.lwvma.org

Mission

The Citizen Education Fund is an educational trust, founded in 1971, by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, one of the most respected and trusted public service organizations in the nation. It is a nonpartisan not-for-profit fund that supports voter education. Its mission is to encourage informed and active citizen participation in government through citizen education and voters service projects. It serves the public, both individuals and organizations, by providing advice and training on how to make government responsive and accessible. Activities include: candidates debates, candidates guides, election and voting publications and website, study of public policy issues, and election/voting workshops.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Ms. Patricia Comfort

Main address

90 Canal Street Suite 414

Boston, MA 02114 USA

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EIN

23-7147454

NTEE code info

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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VOTE411 Voters' Guides

The VOTE411.org online guide allows voters to access personalized ballot information simply by entering a street address, and then clicking “Show My Races.” The guide contains biographical information about the candidates and candidate responses to questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. Voters will also be able to find in-depth information about voter registration, voting requirements and rules, candidate forums and debates, and poll locations.

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The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts’ Annual Student Video Contest is designed to foster civic awareness and participation among young people. The contest, sponsored by the Lotte E. Scharfman Memorial Fund, encourages future voters and leaders of Massachusetts to think creatively and deeply about issues facing the Commonwealth today.

Each year’s theme for the contest is different, but always deals with an aspect of civic participation. This is a statewide event: The contest is open to any student in grades 9-12 in Massachusetts.

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Adolescents

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Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
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Board chair

Ms. Elizabeth Foster-Nolan

Andrea Kozinetz

Marilyn Peterson

Lee Bona

Kate Boland

Nancy Brumback

Kris Eastman

Scotti Finnegan

Donna Hooper

Karen Price

Judy Zaunbrecher

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