Town Hall with Senator Markey on Sunday at NNHS

Senator Ed Markey will be holding a Town Hall this Sunday at Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street.  Doors open at 5:30 pm and the program will start at 6 pm.  Senator Markey just returned from a trip to the Korean peninsula where he went to the DMZ and the China-North Korean border, and will be sharing his thoughts and insights on this, DACA, and other issues.

You can also find this on Facebook, where you can RSVP for the event:

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Trump Era: September 26th LWV of Lexington event

Since the 2016 Presidential election, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has emerged as a leader in our country and state protecting civil liberties, immigration rights, voting rights, and human rights in the courts. For this reason, the Lexington League of Women Voters is thrilled to present Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, and a Lexington resident, as the guest speaker at the LWV Lexington’s Annual Meeting, Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The event will take place at the Lexington Community Center Dining Room, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington.  Business meeting will be from 7:00-7:30 PM followed by Carol’s remarks.  The meeting will adjourn at 8:45 PM.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.  [Read more…]

LWVN to include write-in candidate in forums and Voters Guide

The League of Women Voters of Newton (LWVN) will include Allison Sharma, write-in candidate for Ward 4 Ward Councilor, in its candidates’ forums and voter guide. Although Ms. Sharma missed the deadline to be on the ballot, she has demonstrated that she is a serious candidate by making a public announcement of her candidacy, having a presence on Facebook, establishing a website, and most importantly, filing as a candidate with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF).  The LWVN Board has determined that these actions meet the threshold for inclusion in our voter service activities for the upcoming municipal election, in accordance with LWV policy.

Please stay tuned for a calendar of candidates’ forums!

LWVN/NewTV Mayoral Candidates’ Forum Available Online

The LWVN/NewTV Candidates’ Forum with all seven Mayoral candidates is now available for you to watch at under “Decision 2017′ or by clicking here:

We want to thank all the candidates for participating, and the entire NewTV crew, led by Stephen Kessinger, Director of Government and Educational Media.

We also want to thank our amazing moderator, Debbie Winnick from the LWV of Needham and our incredible LWVN volunteers.  They are:  Sharyn Roberts, Pat Acton, Lucia Dolan, Linda Green, Ellen Grody, Marcia Johnson, Lois Levin, Maureen Reilly Meagher, Tami Roberts and Sue Rosenbaum.

LWVN/NewTV Mayoral Candidates’ Forum on August 9th at 7:30 pm

LWVN and NewTV are collaborating on a series of candidates’ forums this fall, for both the preliminary and general municipal elections.  Our first forum is for all 7 Mayoral candidates, on August 9th, starting at 7:30 pm.  Audience members can watch the live feed in the NewTV conference room, or overflow room if needed.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please note, there is no live audience in the studio.  The program will be available on as soon as possible, as well as broadcast as often as possible on NewTV.

If you are not supporting any of the candidates and can volunteer to help us on Wednesday, please email

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