‘A Conversation on Preserving Transgender Rights in MA’ on October 22 at 7 pm by LWV of Needham

Please join us on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 PM for A Conversation on Preserving Transgender Rights in MA. As you know, LWVMA supports a YES vote on Ballot Question 3 and is a member of the Freedom For All MA state coalition. The Needham Coalition for Transgender Equality, of which Needham LWV is a member, will host Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. Should be a great evening!

For more information, click here for the flyer: Why Yes on Q3?–Needham

October 16th forum in Wellesley on Election Security: Threats and Solutions

League of Women Voters of Wellesley Presents

Election Security: Threats and Solutions

Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m. (light refreshments at 6:30 pm)

Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room, 530 Washington St., Wellesley

Barbara Bluestein Simons, a voting cyber security expert, will be the guest speaker at the League’s Opening Meeting that is free and open to the public. Dr. Simons co-authored the report that led to the cancellation of the Department of Defense’s Internet Voting project (SERVE), in 2004, because of security concerns.

Simons is Board Chair of Verified Voting, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for legislation and regulation that promotes accuracy, transparency and verifiability of elections, and co-authored the book Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?.  She has a Ph.D in computer science from U.C. Berkeley.

This event is free and open to the public.

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. 

LWVMA: Volunteer to help protect our elections

From LWVMA: Volunteer to work on Election Day Nov. 6 at polls which have had problems in the past. The League is once again joining the election protection effort sponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. Live trainings, as well as digital on-demand trainings, will be provided in late October so volunteers are well-equipped to spot common voting problems. Volunteers work in pairs or small groups to monitor polling locations throughout Massachusetts with high volume and a history of voting irregularities.

By volunteering for a minimum of 3.5 hours, you can serve a crucial role in preventing and resolving issues that bar eligible voters’ access to the ballot box. Volunteering with young people or those you mentor promotes civic engagement.

To volunteer, fill out the form here. For more information, contact Meryl Kessler, LWVMA executive director.

‘A Conversation on Preserving Transgender Rights in MA’ on October 22 at 7 pm by LWV of Needham

Please join us on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 PM for A Conversation on Preserving Transgender Rights in MA. As you know, LWVMA supports a YES vote on Ballot Question 3 and is a member of the Freedom For All MA state coalition. The Needham Coalition for Transgender Equality, of which Needham LWV is a member, will host Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. Should be a great evening!

For more information, click here for the flyer: Why Yes on Q3?–Needham

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