Newton voters: send us your questions for the candidates!
This year, the League will once again create an online Voters Guide and host Candidate Forums for the upcoming municipal election for Mayor, City Councilors, and School Committee members. We will create a guide and host forums for both the preliminary election in September, and then for the regular election in November.
The LWVN Voters Guide and Candidate Forums are neutral forums where we invite all candidates to provide answers to the public, as part of our mission to encourage informed and active participation in government. The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan: this means we neither support nor oppose candidates or political parties at any level of government. We do advocate for issues we have studied and taken positions on, but we do not support or oppose candidates.
Help us formulate questions to cover a wide variety of topics in our Voters Guide and to use in our Candidate Forums! We are currently requesting questions for the preliminary election in particular, and will be issuing a new request for questions for the regular election. Please submit your question(s) for any of the groups of candidates — for Mayor, City Councilor, or School Committee — by July 25. You may submit this form as many times as needed to ask multiple questions of different candidate groups.
As part of its Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton series of events, the Newton Free Library in partnership with Historic Newton, will be presenting the webinar – Voting Rights: Where Do We Go From Here? Thursday, May 13 at 7:00pm.
Join Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, author of, The Voting Rights War, for a session that will examine laws posing challenges to American voters — especially African-Americans — from enslavement and woman’s suffrage through current controversies of voter suppression.
Please register here. Space is limited. Registration will remain open until 5pm on Thursday, May 13.
Overdue: Confronting Race and Racism in Newton is a coalition of organizations and individuals that aims to equip and empower our community with the understanding, knowledge, and skills to actively fight racism both in Newton and beyond. They provide residents with opportunities to listen, to learn, and to act in order to dismantle systemic racism within our city.
For more information on Overdue and the session, Voting Rights: Where Do We Go From Here?, visit the City of Newton’s website page on Overdue here.
Join League members from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for this special, tri-state League sponsored event to learn how we can all help reduce pollution that causes respiratory diseases such as asthma while investing equitably in modern, clean, regional transportation solutions.
When: Thursday, May 20th, 2021 from 4:00-5:00pm
RSVP at: tinyURL.com/lwv2021tci
Cosponsors: League of Women Voters of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, Transportation Team of LWV US Climate Interest Group, The Acadia Center, Ceres, Green Energy Consumer Alliance, and Transportation for Massachusetts