It’s not too late!! Come join LWVN members at the All Newton Music School at 4:30 p.m. to hear Judge Gordon Martin, author of Count Them One By One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote. Judge Gordon Martin will talk about his involvement in a voting rights case when he was a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice in 1961, and will bring us up-to-date on the state of voting rights today. This is an LWVN fundraiser with refreshments (champagne and chocolate!). Tickets are $50 each, and get a special gift if you come in your Newton Serves t-shirt. RSVP today or just stop by on Sunday.
Join LWVN members and those from Leagues around the state at the State House on Beacon Hill at 10 am in the Gardner Auditorium. The Senate President, Senator Stanley Rosenberg, will be the keynote speaker for a day focused on a “Vision for Massachusetts.”
LWVN is planning a lunch with our state delegation after the program, so please RSVP to email@example.com to ensure we order enough for everyone. And don’t forget to register through the LWVMA website at 2015 Day on the Hill!
Check out the presentation by Jessica Robertson of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) here: Parking Pricing for Vibrant Downtowns.
Our top video team of Bonnie Carter, Maureen Reilly Meagher, Barry Mirrer, and Tami Roberts recorded the forum, so keep an eye on your NewTV schedule in the upcoming weeks for a replay.
Thanks to Brooke Lipsitt for moderating, and to Jessica Robertson, Sean Roche and Rene Khachadourian for participating. Thanks as well to Bonnie, Maureen, Barry and Tami for preserving the event on tape, to Ellen Meyers of the Newton Free Library for sponsoring the evening, and to Andreae Downs and LWVN’s Transportation Committee for their hard work in pulling the whole event together!
Monday, April 20th: Join volunteers from the Charter Review Committee to collect signatures along the marathon route at 11 am at the War Memorial, City Hall (weather permitting.) Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
Thursday, April 23rd: Learn about new ideas for a seemingly intractable problem–parking! The LWVN forum at the Newton Free Library (Druker Auditorium) will explain some of the cutting-edge ideas used in cities across America to unlock the potential of public, on-street parking by using the marketplace to set pricing (called “dynamic pricing”), ensuring optimal space vacancy rates while returning funds to the business district. This event will begin at 7 p.m., and features Jessica Robertson of the MAPC and Sean Roche, editor of Newton’s Parking Management Plan. No need to RSVP–just join us!
Sunday, April 26th: Learn about the issue of voting rights–past and present! Judge Gordon Martin will talk about his involvement in a voting rights case when he was a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice in 1961, and will bring us up-to-date on the state of voting rights today. This is an LWVN fundraiser with refreshments (champagne and chocolate!) at the All Newton Music School, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, and get a special gift if you come in your Newton Serves t-shirt. RSVP at email@example.com or through our website (LWVNewton.org).
Coming up on the LWV calendar:
April 28th: Day on the Hill lobbying day, starting in the Gardner Auditorium at 10 am, continuing through lunch with our state delegation
May 3rd: LWVMA’s 95th birthday party with Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, 2-4 p.m., register at LWVMA.org
LWVN is pleased to present Gordon Martin, Jr. as our featured speaker on April 26th at LWVN’s Champagne and Chocolate Event, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the All Newton Music School. Judge Martin is author of Count Them One By One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote, the personal account of a community and a lawyer united to battle one of the most recalcitrant bastions of resistance to civil rights.
Wear your NewtonServes tee shirt for a special prize!
RSVP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.