Dear LWVN members,
We hope you have been able to participate in some of the programming the League has organized this year. We’ve had topic meetings, planned a forum on ranked choice voting, created episodes of “The League Presents…’ on NewTV, registered voters, celebrated our pollworkers and the holidays and so much more! And we are about to get busier, with more voter registration events coming up as well as events for people interested in running for office and candidates’ forums in preparation for this fall’s municipal election.
This is also the time of year when we think about Annual Meeting, changes to the LWVN Board, and who might be willing to get more involved next year. We are looking for someone who will continue the League tradition of observing Newton’s Community Preservation Commission (CPC) and organizing comments on applications that are before the CPC. We have a core of volunteers ready to evaluate the applications, but we need someone who can organize the response in a timely way and who can observe the (usually) monthly meetings of the CPC. The League has provided an evaluation of every application since the CPC started in 2002, but many of the League committees leaders have moved on to elected office! If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
As a volunteer organization, much of our work depends on the interests of our members and where they are willing to spend their time. If you are interested in environmental and transportation issues, municipal finance, land use and affordable housing, civics and civic education, voter registration and voter education, and willing to spend some time and energy on projects, let us know and we will try to work with you to develop your interests and share them with the League community.
Please read in this newsletter about two interesting meetings we recently had–a topic meeting on voter suppression and gerrymandering and a planning meeting with a speaker on environmental issues. These are just two examples of events we love to hold so that we can all be more informed. So share your ideas with us! We’ll be holding a program planning meeting for next year on April 10th at 8 pm. Email us at email@example.com and we will update you with the location.
Sue Flicop, LWVN President