Wondering about how state ballot questions work? Information and Discussion on December 9th

Do you fully understood the state ballot question process?  Ever complained about how long things take or been confused about what you are voting on?  We are participating in the LWVMA study on the state ballot question process, and will hold a meeting to talk about this topic.

Join us on December 9th, from 2 pm to 3:3o pm at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton to learn more about the process with LWVNWe will have a consensus meeting on this topic in January, so this meeting will help prepare you for the questions we will have to consider to make new LWVMA policy.

This study incorporates the intersection of the League’s areas of mission: voting and advocacy. LWVMA has not studied the initiative and referendum process in MA and has no positions on this aspect of voting/elections.

Links to two key study documents, the Study Guide (including consensus questions) and Study Report (background information), are below.

Stay for our holiday party right afterwards!!

A celebration of Reverend Howard Haywood

Rev. Howard Haywood event

Join us for a Celebration of Reverend Howard Haywood

Our Beacon for Affordable Housing

December 16th, 4-6pm

Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., Newton

Link to RSVP form

Newton Food Drive BREAKFAST FOODS for our Newton Food Pantries

This message came from the City of Newton;

Join us at City Hall on Monday, December 31st from 10 – 10:30 to help sort the food with the Mayor!

Please help our neighbors facing food insecurity.  Newton’s four food pantries provide meals for more than 1,800 people each month, and they need everyone’s help to keep up with the growing need right here in Newton. 

 Donate to the Newton Food Drive—the four pantries are asking for breakfast foods including cereal, granola, oatmeal, energy and granola bars, non-perishable milk boxes, coffee, tea, and peanut butter.  (Sorry, no open or expired food can be accepted.)

Donations will be collected from Monday December 3 through Thursday December 27 at City Hall and more than 30 other locations across Newton.  A complete list of the sites can be found HERE

 Bring extra donations and help us sort the donated food on Monday, December 31st from 10 – 10:30 am in the War Memorial at City Hall.  We need help from everyone, from youngsters to seniors.  Plus, we’ll have craft making, face painting, and refreshments for the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Open House until noon. 

A celebration of Reverend Howard Haywood on December 16th at 4 pm

Rev. Howard Haywood event

Join us for a Celebration of Reverend Howard Haywood

Our Beacon for Affordable Housing

December 16th, 4-6pm

Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., Newton

Link to RSVP form

Materials for State Study on Ballot Question Process

Thanks to all who joined us today (Sunday) to learn about issues with the state ballot question process!  We will meet again in January for the consensus meeting on this topic.

So to help you prepare…a little light reading for the holiday season!  Click on the links below to be fully prepared on the pros and cons of each question.  We suggest you begin with the first link, and if you want more detail continue with the others.

LWVN Holiday Party on December 9th, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Celebrate the holidays with your League friends!  Join us for a potluck holiday party at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton,  from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, December 9th.  Bring your favorite holiday appetizer to share! RSVPs are appreciated…info@lwvnewton.org.

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