Get Ready for 2014 Election Season

What are we voting for this year?  Who is running?  What are the ballot questions about, anyway?  These are all good questions to ask yourself as we head into the last few months of the 2014 election season.  The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) can answer them all and wants to be sure you are an informed and educated voter!  Join us as we head into the last two months of the election season.

Candidates’ Debates

LWVN and NewTV Candidates’ Debates Wed., Sept. 3

  • Democratic Primary for Governor’s Council at 7 p.m.
  • Special Election for Ward 3 Ward Alderman at 8 p.m.

Both debates will take place at NewTV studios, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands.  Audience members are welcome will not be allowed in the studio during taping.  Instead they are encouraged to watch the debates live in the NewTV Conference Room.

We want your questions for the candidates!  Submit them to or by phone at 617-383-4598.  Please note that questions will be addressed to all candidates and should focus on issues or qualifications for office.  We will use as many questions as time allows, sometimes combining similar questions, striving to cover a variety of topics.  If you don’t hear a particular question you submitted, it could be combined with other similar questions.

Watch the LWVN website for info on the Governor’s Council debate with candidates in the general election in November.

Topic Meeting on Ballot Questions

Did you know that there are four ballot questions this year?  Hear all about the pros and cons of each with LWVN members on:

Wednesday, September 10, 11:30 am – 1:00 p.m. in the NewTV conference room

Join us for a brown-bag lunch in the NewTV conference room where LWVN members will present arguments both for and against each question, as well the LWVN position, followed by group discussion and questions.

If you can’t join us on September 10th, look for more information in our upcoming newsletter.

Transportation Information Meeting on November 14th, 11:30 am and 7 pm

The Massachusetts LWV recently adopted new Transportation Positions.  Newton LWV Environmental Committee is holding an informational meeting November 14 at NewTV at noon and 7 pm to discuss these new League positions and a concurrence proposal for the Newton League to vote on at our annual meeting.
Click 2013 LWVN Transportation Discussion Book for the LWVN Transportation Discussion Book with information on the new positions and three discussion questions for potential new local transportation positions.
Please join the discussion - Nov. 14, 11:30 or 7 pm in the NewTV conference room.  If you have any questions, please contact Lucia at 617-332-1893 or

LWVN May Topic Meeting – Money and Politics: Defining the Problem, Exploring Solutions

Join the League for a lively and informative presentation and discussion about money and politics.

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands

For more information, please email

LWVN March Topic Meeting – Local Program Planning

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: NewTV Conference Room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands

Join us to discuss our program proposals for next year.  We will talk about the local Education Consensus Study, committee reports and proposals, and action priorities for next year.  This is your chance to have input into what the League will be doing next year.

If you would like more information, please visit our League Program Planning page.

LWVN February Topic Meeting – Education Study Update

Join us!

A new LWV Newton Education Committee has been established. The first task was to review previously developed local education positions. For the topic meeting we will be reviewing our recommendations that include re-studying some positions and changing wording for others. Come and be a part of this important effort to update LWVN education positions.

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013; 7:30-9:00pm

Where: NewTV Conference room, 23 Needham Street, Newton Highlands

For more info:

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