Thursday Topic Meeting on Newton Power Choice

What is Newton Power Choice and How Can you Impact the City’s Decisions About Your Energy Sources?  Come learn with LWVN! 

The City of Newton is developing a new electricity program, called Newton Power Choice.  It will increase the amount of renewable energy in your electricity supply.  How much renewable energy do you think the City should include in its energy contracts?  And how much would you be willing to pay for cleaner energy?

 Join members of the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) on Thursday, November 15th from 8:00 am – 9:30 am at the Durant-Kenrick House (286 Waverley Ave, Newton) as we hear about this electricity aggregation program and the impact it will have on our community’s efforts to address climate change.  RSVPs to are appreciated!

For more information on Newton Power Choice, go to

Movie Viewing: BIG PHARMA: Market Failure

LWV of Sudbury is co-sponsoring a movie viewing and discussion of BIG PHARMA:  Market Failure on Sunday, November 18th from 2 pm to 4 pm at the First Parish Church of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.

For more on this event, please visit the LWV of Sudbury website.


October 18th Topic Meeting: What are all the November ballot questions about?

What are all the November ballot questions about?  Come learn with LWVN!

It’s almost time to decide how you’ll vote on the upcoming state and local ballot questions in November. This year there are three state ballot questions, and two local ballot questions. If you still don’t know what the ballot questions are about, or don’t have the facts you need to vote, we can help.

Join members of the League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) on Thursday, October 18th from 8:00 am – 9:30 am at the Durant-Kenrick House (286 Waverley Ave, Newton) as we hear from presenters on both sides of the issues for state ballot Question 1 regarding patient-to-nurse limits and the Newton ballot questions regarding the dispensation of marijuana.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask presenters from each side questions at the end of each presentation. RSVPs to are appreciated!

Can’t join us on the 18th?  Our program on state ballot Question 1 will be taped soon and shown in late October.  For a discussion of state ballot Questions 2 and 3, watch the latest episode of ‘The League Presents’ on NewTV with guest Holly Gunner and LWVN Vice-President Lisa Mirabile.  The link to the program is:

LWVN’s Land Use and Housing Committee Meeting on November 1

Time to re-start a League committee! LWVN’s Land Use and Housing Committee will meet on Thursday, November 1 at 7 pm to start discussing and planning activities and/or events for this year.  Please join committee chair Marcia Johnson at 39 Bemis Street, Newton, and share your ideas and thoughts on how best to educate Newton voters and advocate for LWVN positions.

Rally to Protect Immigrant Families outside Faneuil Hall on Monday, noon

From LWVMA:  The “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” proposed rule would mean green card and visa applicants could be turned down if they have low incomes or little education because they’d be deemed more likely to need government assistance — such as Medicaid or food stamps — in the future.  It would also apply to immigrants already in the country seeking to extend their stay.  Immigration advocates say the rule will discriminate against people from poorer countries, keep families apart and prompt legal residents to forgo needed public aid, which could impact their U.S. citizen children. This rule is posted soon on the Federal Register comment site here:

The Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition (PIF) of Massachusetts is holding a rally on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12 PM noon at Samuel Adams Park (which is outside Faneuil Hall and directly across the street from Boston City Hall)Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will join the rally to show solidarity with working immigrant families and speak out against the proposed public charge rule. 

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