Plan your vote for this Tuesday–be informed!

The LWVN Voters’ Guide is available to everyone by going to VOTE411.org, inputing your address and  then clicking on the green button until you see all the races you can vote in.  All candidates, whether in contested races or not, have been invited to participate in answering three questions.

Additionally, you can see Candidates’ Forums for 11 races, made by NewTV and LWVN.  You can go to NewTV. org and choose which ones to watch.

If you need a ride to your polling location, please contact us at info@lwvnewton.org or call 617-383-4598.

And don’t forget to vote…remember, democracy is not a spectator sport!

All the Candidate’s Info you need…in one place!

Thanks to Village14.com and Bryan Barash for compiling a giant list of videos, voters’ guides and candidates’ statements in time for November 7th.  To see the list, with all the links, click Village14.com.

Countdown to November 7th: can you spare an hour or two?

The Yes for a New Charter campaign can use your help.  If you can help make phone calls, go door-to-door, or hold a campaign sign, please sign up at Yes for a New Charter.  Bring a friend to help–it’s more fun with a partner!

Another reason to vote YES on the charter: the myths of the home rule petition

LWVN strongly supports a YES vote for the charter commission proposal on November 7th.  In late September, however, a second proposal to reduce the City Council–by using a home-rule petition–was docketed by 14 members of the Newton City Council, and will be taken up in November if the YES votes do not prevail.  LWVN was concerned that this would create confusion by voters on November 7th (click here for our letter to the City Council).  A recent Newton TAB editorial identified this home-rule petition as a viable option–but we want to outline the improbability of such a petition being successful.

There are four main steps to this home-rule petition, with our concerns listed below: [Read more…]

LWVN Voter Info: Forums and Guides all now available

We have lots of information on the candidates for voters to use in preparation for the November 7th election!

Be sure to vote on November 7th!  If you need a ride to the polls, or can help others by driving them to the polls, please contact us at info@lwvnewton.org.  And remember…democracy is not a spectator sport!

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