Webinar: Climate Reports of 2018 with Professor Michael Oppenheimer

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is proud to announce a webinar with Professor Michael Oppenheimer on February 6th, 4:00PM EST. Event details below!

To register for the webinar click here.You’ll receive an email from Zoom with registration information after you register.

To view and download a flyer, click here. 

Voter suppression, gerrymanding, absentee ballots…save the date for our February Topic Meeting on February 28th

Come hear the latest on issues related to fair elections, including voter suppression, gerrymandering, absentee ballots and more when LWVN hosts Newton resident and former Legal Director at Demos Lisa Danetz at our next topic meeting on Thursday, February 28 from 7 to 9 pm.  More info to come!

Lisa Danetz, a public policy consultant for philanthropic foundations, has worked in the voting rights, money in politics, and democracy field as an expert, advocate, and lawyer for over 15 years. Her work has focused on improving election administration and increasing the political participation of disfranchised groups within our society through public policy research, litigation, executive and legislative advocacy, and public education. Ms. Danetz is the former legal director of Demos, a New York-based public policy center, and also worked at National Voting Rights Institute.

What in the world is Ranked Choice Voting? March 6th at 7 pm

Save the date March 6th at 7 pm for an opportunity to learn about Ranked Choice Voting at the Newton Free Library. More details to come!

‘The League Presents…Affordable Housing 101’

The latest episode of LWVN’s NewTV program, “The League Presents…’featured a discussion on affordable housing with experts Barney Heath, Newton’s Director of Planning, Amanda Berman, Newton’s Housing Development Planner, and Josephine McNeil, an affordable housing activist and former Executive Director of CAN-DO, with host Marcia Johnson, LWVN Board member.

Watch our program anytime! Click either link below to start now.

https://newtv.org/recent-videos-community/120-the-league-presents/5474-the-league-presents-affordable-housing-101

We hope to continue the discussion of issues around housing in Newton over the course of the year.

Lobby Day for Single-Payer Bills on Wednesday at 11 am

Join MassCare at the Grand Staircase of the State House at 11AM for a mini-rally to kick things off. Senator Eldridge, lead sponsor of the Senate bill, and other community leaders will speak about the importance of this legislation. 

After we rally, we’ll break into small groups to visit our legislators and ask them to sponsor the bills. 

Don’t worry if you’ve never lobbied before – we’ll send you with experienced activists who will show you the ropes. We’re also providing everyone with packets to hand over to your legislators, which will include a fact sheet on the bill, media about the ballot question win, and where to find more resources on single payer. 

See you at 11AM on January 23rd!

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