From Historic Newton: Nixon Kids: Young Voters and the Rise of Conservatism, 1968-1980

Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 pm:  In this talk, Seth Blumenthal of Boston University, author of Children of the Silent Majority, examines youth politics after 1968. He focuses on Richard Nixon’s young supporters who were long overshadowed by their counterparts on the left and in the counterculture. Reconsidering Nixon’s relationship with the Baby Boomer generation provides a revealing comparison to youth politics and protest during Donald Trump’s presidency and its influence on America’s political future.

Location: Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

Admission: Free

Information: 617-796-1450

Newton Citizens Climate Action Plan (from Annual Meeting)

In May, the Newton Citizens Commission on Energy, led by Dr. Halina Brown, published the Newton Citizens Climate Action Plan, a realistic plan to reduce greenhouse gases in Newton to zero by 2050.  Dr. Brown presented an overview of the plan at the League’s Annual Meeting on May 30, 2019.  Many thanks to the all members of the Newton Citizens Commission on Energy, and we hope to have a fuller discussion of the plan in the fall.

Click here to see Dr. Brown’s presentation:  NCCE Presentation–Annual Meeting

Click on the link or the image below to see the entire Newton Citizens Climate Action Plan:


LWVMA Moderator Training on June 12 in Beverly

LWVMA is recognized locally and statewide for our work moderating informative, respectful, and inclusive candidate and issue forums. The competence and fairness of League-trained moderators has contributed to the high level of public trust LWVMA has earned. This work is essential to our mission and identity as a nonpartisan political organization working for good government.

In Fall 2019, cities will be in need of moderators for forums for many city council races! They will count on neighboring Leagues to help them. This is a great way to gain skills and get involved.

LWVMA and the League of Women Voters of Salem are co-hosting a moderator training on June 12. Acton League member and expert moderator Jo-Ann Berry will lead this training.


  • Who should attend:  Whether you have never moderated before or are an experienced moderator looking to refresh your skills, this training is for you!  (This training is only for current League members)
  • Date and Time: 7-8:30pm, June 12, 2019
  • Location: Sohier Room at the Beverly Library (32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915)
  • Registration: Space is limited so please register today!
  • Questions: Call (857-452-1715) or email

Suffrage Centennial Kick-off on June 25 at Faneuil Hall


LWVN Annual Meeting this Thursday, May 30th at 6pm

Please join us!

Please join LWVN members at the LWVN Annual Meeting on May 30th at The Social in Newton Corner, starting at 6 pm with some social time and the Jane Leighton Award presentation at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Halina Brown, Chair of Newton Citizens Commission on Energy, will speak at 6:45 pm about the Newton Citizens Climate Action Plan, followed by dinner and annual meeting business, including voting in next year’s Board.

Click this link to download the Annual Meeting Workbook 2019 and print out a copy to use at the meeting.

Tickets will be $25 per person (with a cash bar). RSVP online TODAY by clicking the button below:

RSVP for 2019 Annual Meeting

The Social Restaurant, where the former Applebee’s was, is accessible and has parking available.  Dinner choices are:  hamburger with optional cheese and bacon, baked macaroni and cheese, and mixed green salad with chicken.

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