July 26th Webinar on Promoting Effective Action on Carbon Pricing

Promoting Effective Action on Carbon Pricing Webinar, Thursday, July 26, 11:00 am PDT

Not sure you understand why we need a Price on Carbon? Are you perplexed about how to partner with organizations like the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and others? Come to a replay of the caucus, “Promoting Effective Action on Carbon Pricing” from the 2018 LWVUS Convention.  Sign up for the webinar here.

Leagues across the US can make a difference in their local communities and at the state level to truly IMPACT the global environmental challenge of our times – Climate Change.

Learn how and what it takes – and better understand why a Price on Carbon is critical, how to partner, and how to promote carbon pricing legislation in YOUR state or region.

Voter Registration Volunteers needed at Drumlin Farm on August 3 and24

Mass Audubon has invited LWV to set up voter registration and information tables at a series of events they will be holding at their sanctuaries around the state this summer and fall.

The events are Summer Music events and will be held at Drumlin Farm, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA on the following Friday evenings:

  • August 3, 5:30 to 8 pm
  • August 24, 5:30 to 8 pm

As an added benefit, if you volunteer, you will get to hear great live music from local artists in a wonderful outdoor setting.

E-mail Judy Zaunbrecher at jzaunbrecher@lwvma.org

LWVMA Positions on November Ballot Questions

Three ballot questions will be on the statewide ballot Nov. 6. The LWVMA board has determined that LWVMA will support a yes vote on two of them, and local Leagues can advocate for those two. Below are the three questions, in the order they will appear on the ballot, and our stands.

  • Question 1:  To pass a law relative to patient safety.  LWVMA takes no stand on this ballot question.
  • Question 2:  To establish a citizens commission concerning a Constitutional amendment to secure government of the people.  LWVMA supports this question and urges a YES vote.   
  • Question 3:  To retain the law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity.  LWVMA supports and urges a YES vote on this question.

For a description of these ballot questions and the League’s reasons for its stands, see the article on our website here.  For guidelines on holding forums and preparing voter information on the ballot questions, click here.

Voter Registration Deadline for the State Primary Election: August 15th

The state primary election is Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day.  For many offices on the ballot, the elected official will be decided on Sept. 4, not Nov. 6.  In particular, many district races such as district attorney, state Senator and Representative, and Governor’s Council have only one party with primary candidates, potentially leading to primary winners running unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election.  

Be sure to register to vote for this important election!  The deadline is on August 15th in time for the September 4th primary.  To register online, click here:  https://www.sec.state.ma.us/OVR/Welcome.aspx

NOTE:  The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts will have an online voters’ guide available on August 1st.  More information on this to come in our weekly emails!

National Night Out, hosted by the Newton Police Department, on August 7th

National Night Out” is hosted by the Newton Police Department as a neighborly endeavor on Tuesday, August 7th from 5-8 pm.  Information is below in the flyer.

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