Send LWVN your questions for candidates!

It’s almost election time!  LWVN will be holding candidates’ forums in the upcoming preliminary and municipal elections, as well as producing its Voters’ Guide.  More info on dates and times to come, but in the meantime, we need your questions for the candidates.  Please send them to info@lwvnewton.org, so we can know what concerns are on your mind.

Please note the final questions will most likely be compilations of the many that we will receive.  We will try to address all the topics, though you might not see your question is its exact form.

Charter Commission Nomination Papers Available Now!

If you’re interested in running for a seat on the Charter Commission, the nomination papers are available earlier than we thought!  The Elections Office at Newton City Hall has nomination papers for interested candidates, though certification will not start until August 11th.  Papers are due by September 22.  Candidates need 100 certified signatures, and the rule-of-thumb is to collect about 40% extra in case some cannot be verified.

Happy Birthday Medicare on July 30th!

Medicare turns 50 on July 30. To mark the occasion and to continue the push for single-payer health care–Medicare for All-MassCare is holding a birthday party at the State House, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA).

The festivities are at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in the new Senate Reading Room, room 428. There will be speakers, live music and cake.

LWVMA Pay Equity Rally and Hearing on July 21

Shocking but true, we are still seeking pay equity for women in Massachusetts in 2015! A hearing on H.1733/S.983, a bill establishing pay equity, is scheduled by the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development for Tuesday, July 21, at 1 p.m. in hearing room A2 at the State House.

The coalition supporting this bill is planning a rally and press conference to make the point to legislators at noon at the Grand Staircase in the State House.

Come to the State House July 21 to make your voice heard and to support the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) testimony on pay equity. That hearing will also cover H.1769, a bill defining rights for pregnant workers, which we support.

Voter Registration Volunteers Needed at Faneuil Hall

Help register newly naturalized citizens at Faneuil Hall!  There will be a number of naturalization ceremonies at Faneuil Hall throughout the summer and fall.  LWVMA will be setting up a table to register new citizens as well as anyone walking by who wants to register to vote. If you can help out, please contact intern@lwvma.org.

The dates will be:

  • July 23rd
  • July 30th
  • August 6th
  • August 13th
  • August 20th
  • August 27th
  • September 3rd
  • September 10th
  • September 17th

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