Boston: Downing seeks participants for Citizens' Legislative Seminar

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BOSTON >> State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, is seeking residents to nominate as participants of the 75th Citizens' Legislative Seminar to be held March 22-23 at the Massachusetts State House.

The CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared towards adults of all ages interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process.

The two-day seminar features presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth. The seminar will walk participants through the legislative process including how bills are introduced, debated and passed. The CLS culminates with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session.

Interested residents of Downing's Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District are invited to contact his chief of staff, Chris Gilrein, at Christopher.Gilrein@MASenate.gov by Thursday, Feb. 4.

Applicants must be able to attend both days of the CLS program and submit a resume for consideration in order to be nominated. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis. Transportation and lodging are not provided.


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