LWVMA Climate and Energy Solutions Series Webinar: Driving Down Emissions

Massachusetts and the
Regional Transportation and Climate Initiative
Tuesday April 23, 2019
Representative Lori Ehrlich,
Massachusetts House of Representatives and
Jordan Stutt,
Carbon Programs Director for Regional and State Initiatives, Acadia Center

The speakers will discuss:

  • What the Transportation and Climate Initiative is and why it is important
  • State legislative efforts led by Representative Lori Ehrlich to guide development of a
    sustainable and equitable plan
  • Followed by Q & A

The latest science reports leave no doubt that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Emissions from transportation account for 39% of total emissions in the New England region. In
December 2018, nine northeastern states and the District of Columbia announced an agreement to work collaboratively on a regional plan to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. Massachusetts was one of the first states to join.

Registration for the webinar is required. Register at http://bit.ly/TCI_Webinar.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee

LWV of Needham Forum on the ERA at the Needham Library on April 28


28 New Voters from Newton North High School!

Our voter registration team is off and running this election season with 28 new voters from Newton North High School!  Thanks to LWVN members Sharyn Roberts, Joanne Hooker and Bonnie Carter, and to the NNHS Center for Civic Engagement and Service.

We have more voter registration opportunities coming up on the following days, with lots more to come this summer:

  • Waban Village Day on Sunday, May 19
  • Nonantum Village Day on Sunday, June 2

If you’d like to help out, please contact us at info@lwvnewton.org.

Celebrate 2 CPC Projects: Newton Highlands Playground and the Whipple Fence

Celebrate Newton Highlands Playground on April 26th!

On Friday, April 26th from 4 to 7 pm, come put the revitalized Newton Highlands Playground through its paces with games, family activities and refreshments! The Parks & Recreation Dept. combined $2.7 million in CPA funding with CDBG (federal) funds to create a new tot lot, courts, playing fields, and accessible pathways and to improve the woodland trails. The playground is at 10 Dedham Street

Help Re-Dedicate the Whipple-Beal Fence on June 2nd!

The League of Women Voters was a supporter of Newton Cemetery’s application to the CPC for the restoration of the historic Whipple-Beal fence in Newton Cemetery & Arboretum. The Friends of Newton Cemetery is planning a ceremony to re-dedicate the restored fence, and we are cordially invited. Join Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, the fence restoration team and the Friends of Newton Cemetery on Sunday, June 2nd @ 3:00 pm and see one of the most historic elements in the Cemetery back in place, fully restored. 

LWVMA is turning 100 next year! Be a part of the anniversary committee

Members & Friends of the LWVMA:

The LWV is turning 100 in 2020!  The LWVMA is formulating plans to celebrate the founding of the LWV, LWVMA, and passage of the ‘right to vote’ 19th amendment!  In so doing, LWVMA has established its 100th Anniversary Committee, charged with working with the state Board to develop a set of priorities and activities to guide the celebration.

The 100th Anniversary Committee will make recommendations to the LWVMA Board for a possible signature event in Spring, 2020 and a Fall, 2019 conference; and will develop lists of other activities to promote the League and the important anniversaries throughout 2019 -2020.  A list of suggested activities and resources that may be used by local Leagues to celebrate and educate in their communities, as well a listing of events for which plans are being made by Local Leagues and other groups throughout the Commonwealth, is also being planned.

We seek your input, recommendations, and participation!  Contact us the committee at 100thanniversary@lwvma.org.

  • Send us your thoughts and ideas for activities the LWVMA or local Leagues to consider to celebrate the 100th Anniversary.
  • Let us know what your League has planned.  The Committee plans to set up a way to share these events and ideas with other Leagues.
  • Volunteer to be a member of the 100th Anniversary Committee.  We would love to have members representing all of Massachusetts.  The committee meets via Zoom conferencing, so you do not need to travel to meetings.

We look forward to working with you to make the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the LWVMA and the passage of the 19th Amendment an exciting and informative year.

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