From LWV of Worcester: Media Literacy and Fake News: Decoding Media in 2017

League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Worcester Area

Media Literacy and Fake News: Decoding Media in 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church, Lee Room
111 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA

Please join the League of Women Voters – Worcester for an informative evening that will challenge your concept of what is “news”—what you read, see, and hear. Expert panelists will bring their ideas and opinions on how they decode the daily flow of information.   [Read more…]

Many thanks to Newton’s State Delegation–LWVMA Day on the Hill update

Many thanks to Senator Cindy Creem, State Representatives Ruth Balser, Kay Khan, and John Lawn, and their staff for joining LWVN members on Tuesday, LWVMA’s Day on the Hill.

Senator Creem and Representative Patricia Haddad (5th Bristol District) lauded the League for its commitment to voting rights and citizen action.  Creem, who is the sponsor for AVR and a criminal justice reform bill repealing mandatory minimums, urged League members to continue their pressure on the legislature to pass those bills.  Haddad noted the voting reforms, including early voting, that the League was instrumental in passing in the past and noted that AVR is the next step in making it more convenient for people to vote.

For more information about the day, visit the LWVMA update.

AG Maura Healey at Town Hall Meeting by LWV of Westwood-Walpole-Dedham

Join Maura Healey at a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, October 23rd at 6:30 PM at Walpole High School

275 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

Nearly three years ago, the people of Massachusetts elected Maura Healey The Peoples’ Lawyer.  As such, she takes pride each and every day to stand up for our shared values and priorities.   Maura has built an office that has pursued the issues that matter most – expanding economic opportunity for everyone, advancing clean energy and combatting climate change, reforming our criminal justice system, reducing gun violence, and tackling head-on our state’s devastating opioid epidemic. [Read more…]

From LWV of Westford: September 27th Forum on Opioid Epidemic

The League of Women Voters of Westford is sponsoring a forum on the opioid epidemic impacting our town, state, and country. As frequently reported in the news and elsewhere, Massachusetts and the country are currently experiencing a growing epidemic of opioid related overdoses resulting in death. Come join us as we listen to representatives from Westford’s Police, Health, School, and Fire Departments talk about their experiences and perspective on this epidemic impacting our community. An audience question and answer segment will follow the forum. All are welcome!

Wednesday, September 27, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Millennium School, Conference Room- B, 23 Depot St., Westford

From LWV Wellesley, September 28th: Gerrymandering: Why It’s More Complicated Than Most People Think

The LWV of Wellesley will sponsor Mira Bernstein addressing “Gerrymandering: Why It’s More Complicated Than Most People Think” on September 28 at our opening meeting. This talk is an extremely relevant look at how voting is affected by gerrymandering.

With the US Supreme Court preparing to hear oral arguments on October 3rd in Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the redistricting plan passed by Wisconsin’s legislature in 2011, our topic is most timely.

Mira Bernstein holds a research faculty position in the interdisciplinary program for Sciences, Technology and Society (STS) at Tufts University and is a founding member of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group which believes that gerrymandering is a fundamental threat to our democracy. Join us in learning about efforts to improve fairness in our election process.

The event will be on Thursday, September 28, at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, in Wellesley Hills. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin promptly at 7 pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

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