U.S. 2020 Census Question: Do This by Tuesday!

[From LWVMA] Oppose Census Citizenship Question NOW: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has directed the Commerce Department to include a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census. Including this question will discourage participation and impact the data collected, particularly in underserved areas. LWVUS asks all League members to submit a comment opposing this question to the Commerce Department using this LWVUS link: Submit a comment about the U.S. Census questions today! You can use the prepared text in the LWVUS link or substitute your own comments. It only takes a minute.

Here’s a New York Times article  on why an accurate Census is crucial.

LWVMA Online Voters Guide

Online Primary Voters’ Guide Coming ASAP! 

The LWVMA Online Primary Voters’ Guide was to go live on August 1 but there were technical difficulties and it will be up ASAP! The guide will include candidate information for all federal, statewide, district, and countywide offices that will be on the Sept. 4 state primary ballot.  The Voters’ Guide provides a personalized ballot when users enter a street address and includes information on the candidates’ backgrounds, stances on issues, endorsements, and responses to questions posed by LWVMA.  The Voters’ Guide encourages participation in the election with a “Plan to Vote” tool that shows users where their polling place is, the hours it is open, and a feature to receive text messages reminding them to vote.  The platform is optimized for mobile devices.

Click here for the LWVMA website:  lwvma.org

Middlesex County DA Debate Available Online

The candidates for Middlesex County District Attorney,  Marian Ryan and Donna Patalano,  debated recently, at an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arlington, Lexington and Winchester.  You can watch the candidates on NewTV (schedule below) and by using the link (also below), beginning at the 24-minute mark.  The first debate is between District 3 Governor’s Council candidates Marilyn Petitto Devaney and Nick Carter. 

Debate on NewTV’s Government Channel (Comcast 9 • RCN 13, 581 (HD) • Verizon 33):

  • Sunday, August 12th– 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 24th– 8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 2nd– 7:30pm

http://acmi.tv/videos/middlesex-county-district-attorney-governers-council-candidate-debate/

NOTE: LWVN will also hold a Candidates’ Forum for Governor’s Council at NewTV studios–more info to come when it is available online.

LWVMA Online Voters Guide

Online Primary Voters’ Guide Coming Aug. 1

The LWVMA Online Primary Voters’ Guide will go live Wednesday, Aug. 1, and will include candidate information for all federal, statewide, district, and countywide offices that will be on the Sept. 4 state primary ballot.  The Voters’ Guide provides a personalized ballot when users enter a street address and includes information on the candidates’ backgrounds, stances on issues, endorsements, and responses to questions posed by LWVMA.  The Voters’ Guide encourages participation in the election with a “Plan to Vote” tool that shows users where their polling place is, the hours it is open, and a feature to receive text messages reminding them to vote.  The platform is optimized for mobile devices.

Click here for the LWVMA website:  lwvma.org

Statewide Call-In Day for Immigrant’s Rights on July 30th

[From LWVMA] Although the Safe Communities Act wasn’t passed this session, we can still keep up the pressure for the legislature to act on four key protections  for immigrants in the state before the session ends Tuesday, July 31. Thousands of us have marched, rallied, emailed and called to make our voices heard.

Please contact both your Representative and your Senator on Monday, July 30, a statewide call-in day for immigrants’ rights. Find them here:  https://malegislature.gov and click on the Legislators tab.

The message: Immigrant families in Massachusetts are suffering. Hyper-aggressive enforcement is tearing families apart every day, and thousands more live in fear that a traffic stop or 911 call could destroy their world. This is a crisis. Please find a way to pass the four protections that the Senate had included in the budget. As your constituent, I expect you to fight for what’s right. Please urge leadership to bring these protections to a vote, one way or another, before July 31. Thank you!

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