Save the Date: February 28th for LWVN Topic Meeting on Snow

Mark your calendars for an LWVN topic meeting discussion all about snow–clearing sidewalks and other issues.  We will meet at the Auburndale Library at 7 pm…more info to come!

National Program Planning by LWVN

Every two years, local Leagues get to weigh in on the priorities at the national level.  It’s that time of year, and we’ll have our discussion as part of our Board meeting on Wednesday night (yes, Valentine’s Day) at Pat Acton’s house, 48 Miller Road starting around 8 pm.  Please let us know in advance if you plan to come at

Show Valentine’s Day Love for Mass Power Forward and Criminal Justice Reform

Show your love for clean, renewable energy. Participate in Mass Power Forward’s Valentine’s Lobby Day! Come to the State House Feb. 14, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 LWVMA is a member of the Mass Power Forward Coalition, over 120 organizations strong. On Feb. 14, we’re joining our coalition partners for a Valentine’s Lobby Day on Beacon Hill to urge our legislators to promote a clean energy future–now. 

RSVP today to join citizens from every part of the state. Meet with Representatives and Senators to make the case for clean energy. Can’t do the full day? Your presence for any part of this Lobby Day will have an impact. The stakes have never been higher.  You’ll find details and schedule of activities for the day here.

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NOTES: LWVN Topic Meeting 1-17-18 on Charter 8&8

League of Women Voters of Newton, January 17, 2018   TOPIC MEETING

ATTENDANCE;   Amy Mah Sangiolo; Lois A. Levin; Helen B. Rittenberg; Linda Morrison; Susan Flicop; Lynn Weissberg; Kathleen Hobson; Karen Manning; Counselor Rick Lipof; Frieda Dweck; Sharyn Roberts; Pat Acton

Sue Flicop, President of the Newton LWV called the meeting to order at 7:05.  She stated that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss future directions of the possible change in size of the City Council and we will not “rehash” the past election.

Councilor Rick Lipof stated that this afternoon (1/17/18) he had docketed (along with 13 other councilors) an item which would name a Committee of 4 to meet and discuss the possibilities of changing the size of the Council the “8×8” proposal was mentioned, but the group would not be limited to only that configuration. The four named were Lisle Baker, David Kalis, Susan Albright, and Josh Kritzman.  The Committee should begin its work in June and finish in September with the entire Council voting in September.  In response to questions about the additional parts of the Commissions findings he stated that each would be taken separately That would include Term limits, 10 year reviews, and staggered terms.  It was urged by members present that the Committee hold open meetings and public input at hearings.  Those decisions will be made by the Committee.

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Watch “The League Presents…Newton Power Choice”

The newest episode of LWVN’s NewTV program, “The League Presents…” is available to watch from your computer.  This month, LWVN Vice-President Lisa Mirabile hosts Eric Olson, Chair of Newton’s Citizen Commission on Energy, and Cory Alperstein, leader of the Newton Coalition for Climate Action, to discuss Newton Power Choice, a program that the City is considering that can lower energy costs for residents and/or increase our use of renewable energy.  Many thanks to our guests for sharing their extensive knowledge on this topic, and to our host and crew for their hard work.

Learn more about this interesting and exciting opportunity by clicking to watch The League Presents…Newton Power Choice.

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