Monday, April 20th: Join volunteers from the Charter Review Committee to collect signatures along the marathon route at 11 am at the War Memorial, City Hall (weather permitting.) Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
Thursday, April 23rd: Learn about new ideas for a seemingly intractable problem–parking! The LWVN forum at the Newton Free Library (Druker Auditorium) will explain some of the cutting-edge ideas used in cities across America to unlock the potential of public, on-street parking by using the marketplace to set pricing (called “dynamic pricing”), ensuring optimal space vacancy rates while returning funds to the business district. This event will begin at 7 p.m., and features Jessica Robertson of the MAPC and Sean Roche, editor of Newton’s Parking Management Plan. No need to RSVP–just join us!
Sunday, April 26th: Learn about the issue of voting rights–past and present! Judge Gordon Martin will talk about his involvement in a voting rights case when he was a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice in 1961, and will bring us up-to-date on the state of voting rights today. This is an LWVN fundraiser with refreshments (champagne and chocolate!) at the All Newton Music School, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, and get a special gift if you come in your Newton Serves t-shirt. RSVP at email@example.com or through our website (LWVNewton.org).
Coming up on the LWV calendar:
April 28th: Day on the Hill lobbying day, starting in the Gardner Auditorium at 10 am, continuing through lunch with our state delegation
May 3rd: LWVMA’s 95th birthday party with Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, 2-4 p.m., register at LWVMA.org