LWVMA Conference: “Beyond the March: Women Leading the Way in Massachusetts” on April 28th

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Clark University, Tilton Wetzel Room 
950 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Click here to register now!  A schedule of the day’s events appears below.

In the current climate of gridlock and dysfunction, many of us are calling out for solutions to strengthen our civic foundations at the local, state, and national level. Women especially are feeling energized to “do something” to fix political institutions that are widely perceived as broken.

We’re feeling this way, too, and we’d like to help provide ideas for action.

Please join us for a full day of engaging speakers to explore lessons from women’s activist past, the key role of women leaders today, and concrete steps we can all take to strengthen our democracy going forward.

May 9th Webinar with Dr. Emily Wimberger on Cap and Trade

Invitation to a Webinar with Dr. Emily Wimberger    

Cap and Trade – An Introduction

Wednesday, May 9, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT

Cap and trade systems are the dominant method of pricing carbon globally. The enormous markets of the European Union and China use cap and trade, and California, with the sixth largest economy in the world, also has a cap and trade system with an effective price on 85% of its emissions. Currently the California system is trading allowances with Quebec and Ontario, possibly extending trade to other Canadian provinces, U.S. states, and even Mexico.

RSVP to join us on Wednesday, May 9, 12:00-1:00 pm PDT, for an informative presentation on how carbon pricing can be a major element in reducing carbon emissions. Dr. Emily Wimberger, chief economist at the California Air Resources Board, tasked with managing California’s cap and trade system, will give an overview of California’s cap and trade system.

Registration for the webinar is limited to 100 people, so sign up early. Register here.

Webinars are hosted by the LWVUS Price on Carbon Steering Committee and PriceonCarbon.org. Webinars are designed to help us learn more about pricing carbon and why scientists, economists and world leaders view pricing carbon as an essential strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Recordings of our previous webinars are available on the Price on Carbon website here.

From LWV of Wellesley: Speaking for Our Trees

LWVW and NRC Partner to Present “Speaking for Our Trees”

The League of Women Voters Wellesley and the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission are proud to present “Speaking for Our Trees: A Conversation about Wellesley’s Leafy Infrastructure,” featuring Dr. David FosterDirector of the Harvard Forest, a 4,000-acre ecological laboratory and classroom in central Massachusetts. Dr. Foster’s interests focus on understanding the changes in forest ecosystems that result from human and natural disturbance and applying these results to the conservation and management of natural and cultural landscapes. 

As our town considers a stewardship plan for our Town Forest and begins planning for the North 40, come learn why urban forests are so vital to our well being and how to protect them! Please mark your calendars and attend. Flyer attached, feel free to share!  More info: nrc@wellesleyma.gov 

 SPEAKING FOR OUR TREES

A Conversation About Wellesley’s Leafy Infrastructure

Monday April 30, 7:00 pm
Wellesley Free Library
Free and open to the public

Featuring Dr. David Foster

Director of the Harvard Forest

LWVMA Conference: “Beyond the March: Women Leading the Way in Massachusetts” on April 28th

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Clark University, Tilton Wetzel Room 
950 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Click here to register now!  A schedule of the day’s events appears below.

In the current climate of gridlock and dysfunction, many of us are calling out for solutions to strengthen our civic foundations at the local, state, and national level. Women especially are feeling energized to “do something” to fix political institutions that are widely perceived as broken.

We’re feeling this way, too, and we’d like to help provide ideas for action.

Please join us for a full day of engaging speakers to explore lessons from women’s activist past, the key role of women leaders today, and concrete steps we can all take to strengthen our democracy going forward.

LWV on the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 Census

This email came from Chris Carson, President of the League of Women Voters, on March 27th:

Late last night it was announced that the Commerce Department has made the decision to include a question pertaining to citizenship in the 2020 Census.

Make no mistake: this decision isn’t about improving demographic data on citizenship.

It’s designed to frighten immigrants—citizens and noncitizens alike—so they won’t participate in the Census. It’s a blatant political maneuver meant to disenfranchise these groups and deny them equal representation.

Including this question on the Census undermines the rights of eligible voters and threatens a process vital to our democracy.

For more than 200 years, the Census has collected information about the geographic distribution of our population so we can provide representation and invest in our communities equitably.

Without a complete count of our nation’s people, businesses will not have the tools to make sound investment decisions that keep our communities thriving.

The United States Constitution mandates an accurate count of all people living in the United States – not all citizens. Non-citizens are an integral part of our economy and need to be included in the 2020 Census to paint a complete picture of our great country.

The clock is ticking toward 2020.

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