LWV Needham Event: The Influence of Money on Our Democracy: What Can “We the People” Do?

Join LWV Needham on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 7:30pm, at Milas Hall, Olin College, 1000 Olin Way, Needham.

Professor Lawrence Lessig will discuss the corrupting influence of money on the decisions made by our elected officials, especially in the US. Congress. More importantly, we will look to him to present a grassroots call to action for change.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the first 300 people. Please come early to secure your seat.

See the event flyer for more information.

Spring into Spring with the League! Membership Event

Thursday, February 28, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Waban Library, 1608 Beacon Street,  Waban

All League members and women and men wishing to learn more about upcoming activities are invited to attend this social. Bring a friend!

RSVP:  membership@lwvnewton.org

Day on the Hill 2013

March 13, 2013; 10 am –  12 noon

“Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport” is the theme of the Massachusetts League’s annual Day on the Hill lobbying day at the State House on Wednesday, March 13.  The focus will be on how to be an effective advocate on League-supported issues with your State Senators and Representatives.  The Day on the Hill program runs from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House

Please plan to come; after the program, LWVN members will meet with members of our state delegation to discuss League-supported legislation. The more people who visit their legislators, the more influence the League has.  There’s strength in numbers.

Rep. Thomas Conroy will use an upcoming piece of legislation to illustrate the process of drafting legislation, getting sponsors, and the role advocacy plays, including how the state and local Leagues can be effective in presenting their positions on legislation.  A second speaker from an advocacy organization will discuss the issue from that point of view.

The state League’s legislative specialists will talk briefly about key bills expected in this session of the legislature. Details on the bills, including specific talking points, will be distributed to local Leagues before Day on the Hill, so you will have the information you need to make the case with your legislators.

Please email info@lwvnewton.org if you would like to join other LWVN members; we will try to travel into Boston together via T or carpool.

For more information, see the Day on the Hill flyer.

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