NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. ‒ Northbridge residents who want to learn how the state legislature works will have a chance at the 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar to be held March 12 and 13.
The seminars, which will run from 9:30 to 4 p.m. at the State House, were announced by State Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge.
Established in 1976 by the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, the two-day program features presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experiences of legislators. Topics include the history and processes of the legislature, the parliamentary role of the clerk of the Senate and the future of the Legislature.
"The Citizens' Legislative Seminar is a hands-on opportunity to learn and participate in the legislative process while experiencing the role and duties of a Massachusetts legislator," Moore said.
Moore, who served as chair of the Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning during the last legislative session, encourages any interested constituent to take advantage of this opportunity.
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.
Interested residents of the Worcester and Norfolk senatorial district are invited to contact Sean Riley in Moore's State House office at 617-722-1420, or at email@example.com, to seek Moore's nomination. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis.
To learn more about Moore's civic engagement and learning efforts, visit www.senatormoore.com, or follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/senatormoore.