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Jan 10, 2013

70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar


Sen. Moore announces 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar
Invites constituents to learn the legislative process

BOSTON - Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, announced today that the 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held on Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House.

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Sen. Moore announces 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar
Invites constituents to learn the legislative process

BOSTON - Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, announced today that the 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held on Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House.

"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," said Sen. Moore. "I look forward to again participating in this respected program, as education of our state government and lawmaking procedures is indispensable for residents of the Commonwealth."

The veteran legislator, who last session served as the Chairman of the Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning, encouraged any interested constituent to take advantage of this 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.

Any interested residents of the Worcester and Norfolk senatorial district are invited to contact Sean Riley in Sen. Moore's State House Office at (617) 722-1420, or by e-mail at sean.riley@masenate.gov, to seek Sen. Moore's nomination. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis.

To learn more about Sen. Moore's civic engagement and learning efforts, visit www.senatormoore.com, or follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/senatormoore.