From LWV of Concord-Carlisle: Wendy Sherman to speak on January 21

An exciting event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle and open to all:  

Understanding America’s Role in Foreign Affairs:

A Conversation with Wendy Sherman

Sunday, January 21, 2018 7pm

Concord Academy Chapel

166 Main Street, Concord, MA

Wendy R. Sherman is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and also serves as a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group. As Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State form 1997-2001 and as a Special Adviser and Policy Coordinator on North Korea to President Clinton, she worked as a close adviser to then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on every major foreign policy and national security issue. From 2011-2015, she was the fourth-ranking official in the State Department, during which period she led the team that negotiated with Iran and other partners to craft, on July 14, 2015, the “nuclear deal.”

Lights! Camera! LWVMA Student Video Contest!

For its fifth annual student video contest, LWVMA invites high school students to create 30-second public service announcements to motivate voters for Massachusetts’ Fall 2018 elections.

The contest, Get In the Game…and Vote, is open to all high school students in Massachusetts.  Top winners will be awarded $500, $250, and $100, and their videos will be publicized statewide.

Entries must be submitted online from February 1 through March 31 at  Judging will take place in April, and winners will be announced in May.  Official rules and further details are available at

League members can help publicize the video contest at high schools in their area.  A toolkit and flyer to download are available on our website here.  Emails about the contest will be sent to Massachusetts high schools, but may not reach the people you know. Please email personal contacts (high school administrators, educators, students) directly using the suggested email .  Your League can also send a letter to the editor about the contest and post information on your website and Facebook page. The information you need is in the toolkit.

And if you are interested in helping to judge the videos, contact LWVMA Executive Director Meryl Kessler.

LWVN Topic Meeting: January 17th at 7pm, NewTV Conference Room

Join LWVN members on January 17th at 7 pm to discuss the latest with charter change, including beginning to evaluate the “8&8” option discuss in December by the Newton City Council.  We’ll be meeting in the NewTV conference room, 23 Needham Street.

Help LWVN welcome newly elected officials on January 16th

LWVN welcomes the new Mayor, City Council, and School Committee every two years with a welcome supper before one of the first City Council meetings of the year.  We need volunteers to help set up, welcome and clean up on January 16th, starting around 6:30 pm. If you can help out, or if you can donate a homemade dessert, contact  Thanks!

Want to be more involved in 2018? Help out at the League!

Is your New Year’s resolution to be more involved this year?  If so, we can use your help!  LWVN is always looking for volunteers, especially for the following:

  • Join/help lead the municipal finance committee
  • Join/help lead the education committee
  • Join the EIC (Environmental Issues Committee)
  • Review CPC applications and observe CPC meetings
  • Help plan topic meetings and other events
  • Register students and other voters at planned events throughout the year
  • Observe City Council and committee meetings
  • Let us know what you are interested in and we’ll find a job for you!

Contact us at and volunteer!

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