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 www.lwvma.org.  Judging will take place in April, and winners will be announced in May.  Official rules and further details are available at www.lwvma.org.

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.

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.”

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…]

LWVMA Phonathon in Newton

Did you get a phone call from an LWVN member on Friday?  It was likely one of our volunteers for the LWVMA Phonathon, the annual Fall Appeal from the State League.  Ten percent of your LWVMA donation will go to LWVN, so thanks to all for their support of both organizations.  We especially want to thank Bonnie Carter, Frieda Dweck, Linda Morrison, and Sharyn Roberts for their efforts!

LWVN Lunch at Day on the Hill–Photo

(l-r) Rep. Kay Khan, Kelsi Field, Re. Ruth Balser, Sen. Cynthia Creem, Lisa Mirabile, Sharyn Roberts, Dmitry Gridnev, Lois Levin and Max

Thanks to Sharyn for organizing the LWVN lunch with our state delegation during LWVMA’s Day on the Hill!

Attended, but not pictured:  Rep. John Lawn, Newton City Councilor Alison Leary, Toby Kamens, and Lisamarie Sears.

 

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