LWVMA: Ranked Choice Voting lobby day Tuesday, July 16

Let your Senator and Representative know you’d like to see ranked choice voting in Massachusetts!  There will be a Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) lobby day Tuesday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of Flags at the State House, Boston.

 Hear from speakers why we need RCV, then spread the word to your own legislators.  We’ll be lobbying for two bills:  S.414/H.719 to implement RCV for all state and federal elections in Massachusetts (except President) and S.420/H.635 to allow cities and towns to adopt RCV for local elections.  Here’s a fact sheet. Register for lobby day here.

Send us your questions for candidates in the upcoming elections!

We are preparing for upcoming LWVN/NewTV Candidates’ Forums and the LWVN Voters’ Guide and need your help!  Send us questions YOU would like to ask candidates for At-Large City Council, Ward Council and School Committee seats.  We can’t guarantee they will be used verbatim, but we will try to address as many topics and questions as possible.  We especially appreciate questions that are direct and about 1-2 sentences long–these tend to mean more direct and focused answers. Please use this form to submit your questions:  Questions for Candidates-2019

Our forums will be taped at NewTV, to be shown on NewTV at a later date and available online.  Check our website in mid-August for viewing information!

Thank you to our July 4th Voter Registration Volunteers!

Thanks to LWVN Voter Registration Chair Sharyn Roberts and to Tami Roberts for braving the warm temperatures to register voters at Newton’s July 4th festivities at Albemarle Field.  They registered 7 voters on the spot, with three more in process.  Thanks as well to Paula Gannon and Lori Lass of the Newton Cultural Arts Center for their leadership of the July 4th event!

Tami Roberts

 

Sharyn Roberts

LWVMA Moderator Training on June 12 in Beverly

LWVMA is recognized locally and statewide for our work moderating informative, respectful, and inclusive candidate and issue forums. The competence and fairness of League-trained moderators has contributed to the high level of public trust LWVMA has earned. This work is essential to our mission and identity as a nonpartisan political organization working for good government.

In Fall 2019, cities will be in need of moderators for forums for many city council races! They will count on neighboring Leagues to help them. This is a great way to gain skills and get involved.

LWVMA and the League of Women Voters of Salem are co-hosting a moderator training on June 12. Acton League member and expert moderator Jo-Ann Berry will lead this training.

 Details:

  • Who should attend:  Whether you have never moderated before or are an experienced moderator looking to refresh your skills, this training is for you!  (This training is only for current League members)
  • Date and Time: 7-8:30pm, June 12, 2019
  • Location: Sohier Room at the Beverly Library (32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915)
  • Registration: Space is limited so please register today!
  • Questions: Call (857-452-1715) or email lwvma@lwvma.org

LWVMA Volunteers Needed for Voter Registration at Lena Park Summer Slam in Boston, June 8th

LWVMA is looking for volunteers to staff a voter registration table at the Lena Park Summer Slam in Boston on Saturday, June 8th, as part of National Wear Orange Weekend. Please contact Jen Muroff if you aren’t attending convention and you have some time to help for more details and information at jenmuroff@gmail.com.

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