Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming LWVN Meetings and Events!

We are currently working on the locations for three meetings/events listed below, but wanted to publish the dates as soon as we could…hope to see you at all of these!

LWVN Program Planning Meeting:  Thursday, April 6th, from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  At this meeting, we review proposals from our committees about our plans for next year.  Join us and weigh in on what we hope to accomplish!

Don’t Just Stand There….Run!:  Thursday, April 27th, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the Brigham House, Hartford Street in Newton Highlands.  This event is for people who are considering running for local office as well as those who are helping them.  We will have the following three speakers to address issues like filing official paperwork, working with the media, and understanding the demands of public office:

  • David Olson, Newton City Clerk
  • Greg Reibman, President of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce
  • Marcia Johnson, former Ward 2 City Councilor At Large

LWVN Member Meeting on the Newton City Charter Commission Proposal:  Sunday, April 30th, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.  At this meeting, members will discuss the proposal from the Newton City Charter Commission and decide whether–as an organization–LWVN will support the proposal or not.  We’d love your RSVP at info@lwvnewton.org so we can be sure we have a quorum to vote!

LWVN Annual Meeting:  Thursday, June 15th, time and location TBA.  LWVN members will see old friends, hear about all the work we did this year, and discuss our plans for next year.

From LWVMA: Safe Communities Lobby Day on April 5th

LWVMA supports the Safe Communities Act, a bill to protect the civil liberties of all Massachusetts residents, ensure due process rights to people detained for civil immigration violations and ensure police and other local/state law enforcement agencies do not participate in immigration enforcement.

Please join us Wednesday, April 5, at the State House for Immigrants’ Day, a lobby day in support of this bill, sponsored by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) organization. The event begins at 9 a.m. and lobbying will go until 2 p.m. There will be keynote speakers in the Hall of Flags from 10 to 11 a.m., after which we encourage you to meet with your legislators. 

To register with MIRA click here and for information on Lobby Day click here.  Please also email Immigration Specialist Karen Price to let LWVMA know you are coming. You can find your legislators’ contact information here to make an appointment.

LWVUS has come out strongly in support of such efforts at the state and local levels. In a 2017 statement it said: “The League supports cities, towns, counties and states that make a decision not to cooperate with federal deportation and enforcement actions that include non-criminal undocumented immigrants.”

Register for LWVMA’s 2017 Convention: April 28 & 29

Join LWVN members in attending the LWVMA 2017 Convention!  Information is below…if you’d like to be a voting delegate, please contact LWVN at info@lwvnewton.org.  Info from the state league is below….

The theme is The Future of Democracy: Facing the Challenges. Featured speakers include Brian McGrory, Editor, The Boston Globe, Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Chief Executive Officer, LWVUS, Rachael Cobb, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Suffolk University, and a Panel Discussion will highlight Millennial Voices in the Massachusetts State Legislature.  

When:

11:00 am on Friday, April 28 until 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017 

Where:

Sheraton Framingham Hotel,

1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701, 508-879-7200 

What:

League leaders and members from across the state join together every two years to share and celebrate our successes and to participate in grassroots democracy in the governance of our state League.

All Massachusetts League members are invited to attend but only delegates can vote. Convention will offer networking opportunities, training, and inspiration for our work – especially as we look forward to the League’s 100th anniversary in 2020!

Download the Pre-Convention Workbook

Get More Information and Register Now! 

The LWVMA bylaws govern the business of convention, and direct us to:

  • Consider and authorize a program for action for the next two years;
  • Approve a biennial budget for 2017-2019;
  • Elect officers and directors for the 2017-2019 biennium; and
  • Adopt amendments to the bylaws as needed.

 

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