Voters Service Needs Volunteers!

Please join us for whatever time period you can and stay as long as you’d like. Look for the League table at all locations.  Contact Sharyn Roberts, 617-259-0132, sharynLroberts21@gmail.com to help.

  • Sunday, June 14, 11 am – 4 pm, Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands, Newton Highlands Village Day.
  • Farmer’s Market Every Saturday, starting June 20 thru October 24, 10 am – 2 pm, Elm Street, West Newton.
  • Farmer’s Market Every Tuesday, starting June 30 thru October 27, 1:30 – 6:00 pm, Cold Spring Park, Beacon Street.

Newton Housing Strategy Open House (from City Hall)

(A notice from City Hall) Please join the Planning & Development Department and Mayor Warren on Sunday June 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Newton North High School Cafeteria for the Housing Strategy Open House, the initial kick-off public meeting to a 9-month process, to share your views on housing needs and opportunities for our city now and into the future. This is a drop-in event and will feature one-on-one conversations around all aspects of housing as we collect community input on this critical topic. Your thoughts and ideas will be instrumental in shaping a housing strategy that deals with current and future needs. Contact Elizabeth Valenta at 617.796.1145 or evalenta@newtonma.gov.

Newton Student Video Wins Third Place in LWVMA Video Contest

“The Risks of Confidentiality” by Alexa Lyons, a Newton resident, won third place in the LWVMA “There Oughta Be a Law” Student Video contest.  To view Alexa’s video, click here:  Video Contest Winners.  Congratulation to Alexa as well for being awarded the LWVN Student Scholarship this year!

Welcome to the 2015-16 LWVN Board

At LWVN’s Annual Meeting on May 28, 2015, a quorum of the membership voted in the new 2015-16 Officers and Board of Directors.  We look forward to a great year!

President:  Sue Flicop
Treasurer:  Andrea Kozinetz
Clerk:  Theresa Fitzpatrick

Directors:

  • Bonnie Carter
  • Anne Grantham
  • Ellen Grody
  • Linda Green
  • Rhanna Kidwell
  • Lois Levin
  • Lisa Mirabile
  • Linda Morrison
  • Sharyn Roberts
  • Chris Steele
  • Greer Tan Swiston

Take Action with LWV

Get involved in the community by contacting your elected officials on these LWV actions!

From LWVN:  Contact Newton’s Board of Aldermen to support the proposed Austin Street project.  Click here to read more about how to help:  LWVN and Austin Street.

From LWVMA:  On Tuesday, June 30, LWVMA is teaming up with 32 other organizations, Attorney General Maura Healey, and sexual health advocates from across the state for the first-ever Sexual Health Lobby Day in Massachusetts.  Join with others and raise your voices to advocate for what we believe in. We can make a huge difference in the health and well-being of women, men, and young people across Massachusetts.

If you cannot attend this lobby day, please contact your Senator and Representative and urge them to support H.448/S.265 An Act Relative to Healthy Youth to provide accurate and age-appropriate information on sexual health care for our children. To read the LWVMA testimony about this bill, click here:  testimony

Also from LWVMA:  Please contact the Governor’s office and ask him (1) to remove the requirement in Executive Order 562 that state regulations not exceed federal regulations and (2) to insure that changes to or elimination of regulations include an opportunity for public hearings and comment.

LWVMA has asked Governor Charlie Baker to revise his Executive Order #562, which requires all agencies within the Executive department to review every regulation under their jurisdiction.  The League, in a letter, urged the Governor to require that agencies hold public hearings and provide for public comment periods before regulations are changed.  The letter noted that the League supports and encourages regular and objective reviews of state regulations to assure that they are clear, relevant and effective in accomplishing their intended results.  For more information, click here:  Executive Order

From LWVUS:  LWVUS supports an executive order from President Obama that would require disclosure of political expenditures from all federal contractors. Contact the White House to urge President Obama to further transparency in our political system with this order. There aren’t that many options that can be exercised to fight money in politics. This is one of them!

LWV members can write to the President urging this action by going to: White House Comments to give comments.

Here’s a link to proposed executive order:  Brennan Center–Political Spending

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