League Resources for Tuesday’s Election

The election is just days away!  Below are resources from the League of Women Voters to help you choose how to vote:

The League Presents…Ballot Question 1

LWVN Topic Meeting October 2018–Q 1 Notes

The League Presents…Ballot Questions 2 and 3

LWVN Topic Meeting October 2018–Marijuana Questions

LWVMA Online Voters Guide Now Available

The LWVMA’s Online Voters Guide is now available for you to read responses from candidates to questions asked by LWVMA.  To use the Voters Guide, please click here:   

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.

Statewide Opportunities to Help with Voter Registration

LWVMA is partnering with MassAudubon to register and inform/educate voters leading up to the November 6 general election.  There are three more opportunities to participate in this initiative:

  • October 13, 4:30 to 9 pm at the Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Attleboro
  • October 20, 10 am to 3 pm at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield

Please e-mail Judy Zaunbrecher at jzaunbrecher@lwvma.org if you would like to volunteer.

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