Senator Ross Announces 72nd Citizens’ Legislative Seminar in March

Boston – Senator Richard Ross (R-Wrentham) announced today that the 72nd Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held on Tuesday, March 4th and Wednesday, March 5th from 9:30am to 4:00pm at the State House. He invites all interested constituents to consider this excellent opportunity to gain an inside look at Massachusetts state government.

“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar provides a unique view of the Massachusetts legislature,” said Senator Ross. “Participants will have the chance to experience many aspects of the legislative process, including participating in a simulated Senate session. I encourage any interested constituents to consider this excellent opportunity to gain an inside look at how the Massachusetts state government works.”

CLS is a citizen seminar that seeks to better educate the public on the legislative process in the Commonwealth. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day seminar includes presentations by Senators and staff on the day-to-day experience of Massachusetts legislators. Topics covered will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the Massachusetts Legislature.

The seminar will conclude with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate Chamber to gain a first-hand experience of the legislative process.

All interested constituents are encouraged to contact Senator Ross’ office at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov by January 15th in order to be nominated by Senator Ross. Participation will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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