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.”

Automatic Voter Registration Lobby Day on January 31

We need your help! Join LWVMA and the other members of the Election Modernization Coalition for a lobby day to pass Automatic Voter Registration at the State House Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. to noon.  Registration and training will take place in Room 428 in the State House (24 Beacon St., Boston).

We will be working hard to get the AVR bill out of the Joint Committee on Election Laws and to the floor of the House for a vote. Nothing makes as strong an impression on legislators as in-person visits from constituents.

Sign up here to participate in the AVR lobby day.

Can’t make it to Boston?  Call your state Representative that day and ask him/her to urge the Speaker to bring the Automatic Voter Registration bill (H.2091/S.373) to the floor for a vote.

You can also help by sending a letter to the editor of your local paper supporting AVR.  You can find a template for a letter from an individual here.  Sign up here to let us know that you are submitting a letter, so we can track our statewide impact. And please download our fact sheet on automatic voter registration.

Moderator Training at ActonTV on February 15

Among LWVMA’s greatest assets are our trained moderators who play a critical role in candidate and issue forums and debates.

Are you a novice who would like to learn how to moderate?  Or an expert who would like to brush up on your skills?  Have questions about how to handle tricky situations during a debate or forum?

LWVMA will hold a Moderator Training for both new and experienced moderators on Thursday, February 15 from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at ActonTV Studios (16a Craig Road, Acton, MA 01720).  League members and experienced moderators Jo-Ann Berry and Stefani Traina will lead the training.

This in-person training session will be taped to create a training video that can later be used by local Leagues throughout the state.  If you are unable to attend this session, but interested in participating in a regional training at another location in Massachusetts, please contact LWVMA Voter Service Chairs Judy Zaunbrecher or Kris Eastman.

Please register to attend here.

Send a letter to the EPA in support of the Clean Power Plan!

This just came in from LWV of Northampton:

LWVUS made an urgent plea to members to contact the Environmental Protection Agency, urging them not to repeal the Clean Power Plan.  

Join us! Time is short.  All comments must be in before midnight on January 16.

Submitting a comment is quick and easy.  There are several ways to submit comments.  

  • Email: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 in the subject line of the message.
  • EPA Comment pagewww.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355
  • Mail: EPA, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mail Code 28221T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460
  • Fax: (202) 566-9744. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355

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.”

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