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: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/10/2018-21106/inadmissibility-on-public-charge-grounds

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. 

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 info@lwvnewton.org 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:  https://newtv.org/recent-videos-community/120-the-league-presents/5302-ballot-questions-2-and-3.

September 27 Forum: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

On Thursday September 27, at 7:30 pm, at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave, the League of Women Voters of Needham will welcome guest speaker David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway will present the case for gun violence as a public health issue. He will frame the issue based on data and research, compare the United States to other countries in terms of gun violence, and propose ways to reduce gun suicide.

The event is free and open to the public. Sales and signing for Dr. Hemenway’s most recent book, *Private Guns Public Health*, will be available.

For further information and a flyer visit https://lwv-needham.org/gun-violence-a-public-health-crisis/

September 27 Forum: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

On Thursday September 27, at 7:30 pm, at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave, the League of Women Voters of Needham will welcome guest speaker David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway will present the case for gun violence as a public health issue. He will frame the issue based on data and research, compare the United States to other countries in terms of gun violence, and propose ways to reduce gun suicide.

The event is free and open to the public. Sales and signing for Dr. Hemenway’s most recent book, *Private Guns Public Health*, will be available.

For further information and a flyer visit https://lwv-needham.org/gun-violence-a-public-health-crisis/

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