LWVUS National Convention: June 16-19, 2016

Convention 2016, June 16-19 in Washington, DC:  Making Democracy Work for All:  Experience the collective power of our mission, messages, and actions to build a more perfect democracy.

  • Lobby Day. Be a part of advancing the League’s legislative priorities when you go to Capitol Hill for meetings with your elected representatives in the U.S. Congress.
  • Pre-Convention Welcome Activities. Attend Key Structures of Democracy sessions – on money in politics, redistricting, constitutional amendment safeguards – to learn the powerful ways you can bring these issues home for action. A first-time convention-goers event and Convention orientations will connect “newbies” and veterans in learning how to make the most of Convention.
  • Daily caucuses and workshops. Participate in a range of League issues and skills building gatherings – in election services, voter protection, advocacy, civic engagement, social media, fundraising and more.
  • Plenary sessions. Learn from experts in politics and communications about where the League can focus its impact in the coming biennium, engage in proceedings around League positions, and look ahead to strategies for success as our centennial year approaches.
  • Connect through engagement. Take part in the Engagement Zone, Wares Market, Banquet and Discussion Roundtables. Attend the renowned Capitol Steps comedy performance and enjoy their hilarious take on national politics.

Ready to take action? Visit the Convention 2016 information page NOW for details and to:

  • Register for Lobby Day and Convention
  • Reserve Hotel Rooms
  • Access resources for Convention “Business” Items
  • Sign up for March 10th Convention Webinar
  • Apply for a Convention Award
  • Join the Convention/Program Planning Google Group

Questions? Please send an e-mail to membership@lwv.org.

Presidential Speaker Series at Lasell College–Upcoming Dates

Check out the following events as part of the Presidential Speaker Series at Lasell College:

  • Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30pm: Jim McGovern, Refugee Crisis & Social Justice, Hamel Visitor Center
  • NEW DATE!  Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30pm: Joe Kennedy, National Policies on Education, Location TBD
  • Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30pm: Dan Ruben, Climate Change & Environmental Policy, Hamel Visitor Center
  • Wednesday April 27 at 6:30pm: Jim Stock, Ensuring Economic Growth, Lasell Village Ballroom

For more information on each of these informative events, please visit www.lasell.edu.pss

LWVMA’s Day on the Hill is this Tuesday!

LWVMA’s Day on the Hill, on Tuesday, February 9th, is a chance to listen and discuss what the state League is working on, and to meet our state legislators.  If you are planning to attend, please contact info@lwvnewton.org for specifics about registering and meeting times and places.  We will be meeting with representatives from our state legislators over lunch, so be sure to let us know you are coming!  Contact us at info@lwvnewton.org if you can join us.

Film Screening on February 29: Merchants of Doubt

The Newton Free Library, Green Newton and the Interfaith Power & Light are sponsoring a screening of the Merchants of Doubt, based on the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.  The movie will be shown on Monday, February 29, at 7 p.m. in the Druker Auditorium of the Newton Free Library.  For more information, go to Newton Free Library

Meet Our Muslim Neighbors: A Community Conversation Sponsored by LWV of Waltham

LWV of Waltham, in sponsorship with the Center for Community Engagement, is hosting a community conversation with neighbors and local experts on Islam on Sunday, February 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Government Center Auditorium (119 School Street, Waltham.)

Guests will include:

  • Celene Ibrahim, Islamic Studies Scholar-In-Residence and Co-Director of the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School
  • Abdul Cader Asmal, MD, Past President of the Islamic Council of New England
  • Reverend Manish Mishra-Marzetti, First Parish in Lincoln
  • John Robbins, Ph.D., Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations

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