Board Election Process 2024

Mass. Peace Action’s 2024 board election will be held during our 2024 Annual Meeting, which will be held at Roxbury Community College on April 6, 2024.  The Board of Directors is responsible for directing MAPA’s work between Annual Meetings.

As Massachusetts Peace Action works to grow and strengthen our organization, we are also working to strengthen our Board. We seek Board members that can help lead our organizing, raise money, expand our connections and coalitions, represent various areas of the state, increase our diversity, and bring new skills to our work.  The Board is a body that is elected by, and represents, the membership.

Board members serve a 2-year term and are eligible for re-election. Board members sign an agreement defining the expectations of Board members. Approximately half of the members are elected each year. The maximum number of seats on the board is 26 according to the bylaws.  The Board can appoint members to fill vacant seats between annual elections.  We seek to have at least one Board member from each of Massachusetts’ nine Congressional Districts and to include members from communities of color, young people, and from labor and other people’s movements.

A list of candidates was nominated by MAPA’s Executive Committee, acting as nominating committee, on March 19, 2024.  Members may submit additional nominees or nominate themselves by April 1, 2024. To be eligible, nominees must submit the names of any five MAPA members who support their candidacy to the office at Nominees are requested to fill out a Board member agreement.

MAPA members can vote for members up to the number of vacant at-large seats (the board is limited to 26 members and if all those nominated are elected, there will be 25, so there would be one vacancy).  Those receiving the most votes will be elected. Ballots can only be cast in person at the annual meeting. Be sure to renew your membership in time to participate in the Board election, or by registering for the Annual Meeting itself.  The standard dues amount is $40/year for an individual, $65 for a family, or $10 for low income or students. Those who contribute in any amount to Massachusetts Peace Action or make a tax-deductible donation to the Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund for the past two years, calculated by quarter, i.e. from April 1, 2022 forward, are eligible to vote at the 2024 Annual Meeting.   Join us or Renew your membership today!

March 13, 2024 – Notice of annual meeting emailed to members.   
March 27, 2024 – Second notice of annual meeting sent to members and supporters, including election process and names of nominees posted on website.
April 1, 2024– Additional nominees due
April 6, 2024 – Annual meeting will elect board members.  New board members take office immediately.

Am I a member in good standing?   MAPA members are asked to pay dues or make a donation once a year, but we still count you as a member for a second year if you forget.   So, for this meeting members are those who have made a payment in any amount, even including registration for an event, conference, or membership meeting, since April 1, 2022.

You can view your Membership Information Page by visiting   Click on Contributions to see your contribution history or on Contact Info to update the email address, postal address, and phone number we use to contact you.

What about family memberships?  We apologize that our software cannot fully recognize family memberships.  If one spouse has made a family membership dues payment, the other should be counted as a member, but the software does not recognize that.  Please attend and vote anyway if this is your situation!

Questions? Call the office at 617-354-2169 or email