The MCSW Needs Your Voice: How to Testify! 

If you have an issue that affects girls, women, and families in Massachusetts, you can bring it to the attention of the MCSW through public testimony! You can submit your testimony either orally or through written submission. The information we receive then shapes our programs and policy work as well as informs annual recommendations submitted to the legislature. Your perspective helps the MCSW make decisions in the public interest. We are responsible for studying, reviewing, and reporting on the status of women in the Commonwealth, and are charged with advising executive and legislative bodies on legislation that would affect women. To that end, the Commission regularly conducts regional public hearings and solicits input (also known as testimony) from real people all across the state. This testimony on women’s issues and concerns is critical for furthering our mission. The Commission represents and recognizes all women, regardless of their age, race, color, creed, abilities, language, socio-economic status, immigration status, sexual orientation, or gender identity at birth.

How to Testify

We try to make it as easy as possible! Below, please find some resources in both English and Spanish on how to share your testimony, as well as a video with instructions. Contact with any comments or questions. You can click on each graphic to enlarge it!

Julia Steiner is Class of 2024 at Tufts University. She majored in International Literary and Visual Studies with a concentration in French Literature. She was Creative Director of the Tufts University Magazine, the Tufts Observer. Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, she has made a home in Boston, Massachusetts. As the MCSW Communications and Marketing Intern, Julia has managed and directed a wide array of creative and administrative projects. She served as the MarComm intern for the 2022-2023 academic year. This blog serves as a final portfolio project piece combining communications and government.