Help Wanted: Join LWVN’s CPC Committee

LWVN has weighed in on EVERY application that has gone before Newton’s Community Preservation Commission since it began.  We want to continue this important tradition, bringing an important voice to the decision on how to best use funds that citizens agreed should go to the CPC priorities of affordable housing, historic preservation, open space and recreation. LWVN focuses on whether or not each application fits appropriately into these priorities, benefits the entire community, and uses CPC funding as leverage for other resources (financial or otherwise).

Several long-time committee members have now moved on to elected office and so we hope to add some LWVN members who care about these issues.  The committee only works on applications before the CPC (not pre-applications), so there might be 4 or 5 a year at most.  The work involves reading CPC applications and filling out the LWVN form that helps provide a structure to evaluate the proposal. We as a committee then review the results from all the readers and make a recommendation (with comments) to the LWVN Board for their approval.  The Board then send a letter with the approved comments and recommendation to the Newton Community Preservation Commission.

You can choose which applications to work on depending on the topic and if the time is right for you.  Please consider joining the committee! If you are interested or have questions, please contact us at info@lwvnewton.org.

 

September 27 Forum: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

On Thursday September 27, at 7:30 pm, at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave, the League of Women Voters of Needham will welcome guest speaker David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway will present the case for gun violence as a public health issue. He will frame the issue based on data and research, compare the United States to other countries in terms of gun violence, and propose ways to reduce gun suicide.

The event is free and open to the public. Sales and signing for Dr. Hemenway’s most recent book, *Private Guns Public Health*, will be available.

For further information and a flyer visit https://lwv-needham.org/gun-violence-a-public-health-crisis/

September 27 Forum: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

On Thursday September 27, at 7:30 pm, at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave, the League of Women Voters of Needham will welcome guest speaker David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway will present the case for gun violence as a public health issue. He will frame the issue based on data and research, compare the United States to other countries in terms of gun violence, and propose ways to reduce gun suicide.

The event is free and open to the public. Sales and signing for Dr. Hemenway’s most recent book, *Private Guns Public Health*, will be available.

For further information and a flyer visit https://lwv-needham.org/gun-violence-a-public-health-crisis/

YIMBYtown Conference in Boston from September 21 to 23

YIMBYtown is an annual North American conference that is a catalyst for unifying housing organizers, funders, builders and thought leaders on a national scale.

This three-day national gathering provides a platform for grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing developers, and everyday people to identify problems, create solutions, share resources, and make an impact on housing crises within local, regional, and national markets.

Boston YIMBYtown’s goal is to establish a model of organizing that builds bridges to new allies, promotes racial diversity and equity, and wins housing campaigns.

For more information or to register, go to:  https://yimby.town/

We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History

We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History is the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. It has been performed across California, including for the Daughters of the American Revolution, American Association of University Women, Soroptimists International, National Council for Jewish Women, and League of Women Voters.  In 2017 on Women’s Equality, We Did It For You! began performances in Massachusetts. A dedicated troupe of volunteer women who care about women’s rights and active participation in our democracy are determined to entertain and educate you with this incredible experience.

  • September 23, 2 pm:  Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre
  • September 30, 2 pm:  Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham

For more information, and to buy tickets, click here:  We did it for you!

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