LWVN Local Action Meeting on reducing traffic congestion on May 4, 11 am

Join LWVN members for a Local Action Meeting, Friday, May 4 at 11 am in the Newton Library, study room H (second floor).  The topic will be how LWVN can support the City’s efforts to reduce traffic congestion and what specific actions members can take.

Tag Newton’s Gas Leaks on May 12th

NEWTON HAS 600 NATURAL GAS LEAKS leaking methane which contributes to climate change, harming our children’s future. National Grid is working with The City of Newton to fix some of the biggest leaks, however…

DID YOU KNOW?
• Methane is a powerful global warming pollutant… 86 times more potent than
carbon dioxide on a 20-year time scale.
• Methane harms our health, kills trees and is a safety hazard.
• You pay for leaks
• Utilities pass the cost of this waste to us, the customers.
• We pay up to $135 million every year in Massachusetts (2013 Sen. Markey study).
• In the Boston area alone, the value of lost gas is $90 million, enough to heat
200,000 homes (2015 PNAS Harvard/Boston University McKain study).

JOIN US TO TAG NEWTON’S GAS LEAKS
Saturday, May 12, 1:00pm • Rain Date May 19
Front Steps of Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre 02459

LWVN is co-sponsoring this event with Mothers Out Front and several other groups.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast: Wednesday, May 23rd, 7:30 am

We have 5 seats left for the LWVN table at the 44th Annual Theodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast.  The event is held at Boston College, McElroy Commons.  Doors open at 7 am, program starts at 7:30 am.

Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones will be the featured speaker.  Dr. Adkins-Jones is Assistant Professor of Theology and Core Faculty at Boston College.  A licensed Baptist Minister, Dr. Adkins-Jones brings pastoral sensibility to her work and teaching around issues of identity and justice.

Please respond to info@lwvnewton.org with your reservation.  We ask that members help us pay for the table by bringing $20.  (Individual seats are $25 each).

Save the date: LWVN Annual Meeting on June 14th!

LWVN will hold its Annual Meeting on June 14th at The Social in Newton Corner.  The restaurant, where the former Applebee’s was, is accessible and has parking available.  Look for more details coming soon…but mark your calendar!!

Topic Meeting on Sensible Gun Legislation: Thursday, April 26th at 7 pm

Join LWVN members for a discussion on sensible gun legislation in the NewTV Conference room, April 26th starting at 7 pm.  Our guest will be Newton resident Janet Goldenberg from the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

Look for more information coming your way about guests to help us learn about Massachusetts gun laws and issues our law enforcement professionals face.  We expect to continue this discussion at other topic meetings focused on different aspects such as advocacy around gun legislation.

For information on LWVUS position on gun control, click here: League of Women Voters–US on gun control

For information on LWVMA position on gun control, click here and go to page 47: League of Women Voters of Massachusetts on gun control

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