Launa Zimmaro, climate specialist on the LWVMA Legislative Action Committee, will provide an overview of important climate-related efforts underway in the Massachusetts legislature and the executive branch. She will share her experiences working in the state house, and there will be time for Q&A.
Launa Zimmaro has been a member of the League of Women Voters since 2008, joining shortly after retiring from a 35-year career as an elementary school educator and principal. Launa’s work with the League spans local, state and national levels. As a member of the LWVMA Legislative Action Committee since 2009, Launa has focused on money in politics and climate change and energy. In early 2017, Launa helped form, and co-chaired, the LWVMA Committee for Environmental Action and Advocacy (EAAC) with a League colleague. The mission of the Committee is to inform and engage members across the state on critical environmental issues and policies impacting Massachusetts, and to support and promote the transition to clean, renewable energy and environmental policy through legislation and local action. Launa also serves as an Executive Committee member of the newly formed LWV US Climate Emergency Task force, a team with the same mission, dedicated to working with state and local Leagues across the country.