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Young Civic Writers Initiative

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We Need You to Create Content for the Governor's Council Directory!


Are you a high school student passionate about making a difference? Do you want to learn more about the political process and have your voice heard? MassVOTE is looking for motivated students like you to help create content for a comprehensive directory of the Massachusetts Governor's Council.

Why Does the Governor's Council Matter?

The Massachusetts Governor's Council, also known as the Executive Council, plays a crucial role in our state government. Composed of eight elected individuals and the Lieutenant Governor, this council meets weekly to make important decisions that impact our community. They provide advice and consent on:

  • Warrants for the state treasury

  • Pardons and commutations

  • Gubernatorial appointments such as judges, clerk-magistrates, public administrators, and members of various boards


Understanding the work of the Governor's Council helps you see how state government functions and the importance of civic participation. By getting involved, you can help inform your peers and community about these significant processes and the people behind them.

What You'll Do:

  • Research: Dive deep into the roles and responsibilities of the Governor's Councillors.

  • Create: Develop engaging and informative content for our online directory.

  • Learn: Gain insights into the Massachusetts political landscape.

  • Collaborate: Work with peers and mentors in a supportive environment.


What's In It for You:

  • Experience: Hands-on experience in research, writing, and content creation.

  • Education: An understanding of state government operations.

  • Community: Be part of a team dedicated to civic engagement and education.

  • Impact: Contribute to a project that informs and empowers voters across Massachusetts.


How to Get Involved:

  • Who Can Apply: Young people ages 14-21  with an interest in politics, writing, or community service.

  • Commitment: Flexible hours to fit your schedule.

  • Available for all program dates and committed to participating actively.

  • Location: Work remotely or join us at our Boston office.

How to Apply: Submit your application by June 30 with:

  • A brief essay (300 words) on why you’re interested and what you hope to gain.


Make a real impact this summer! Apply below or contact for more info.

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