Take Action on Gun Bill

House Speaker Robert DeLeo unveiled the long-awaited gun violence prevention bill May 27.

LWVMA and its partners in the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence applaud the bill’s strong provisions to reduce gun violence in our state, including background checks on secondary gun sales, expanded police chief discretion in issuing gun licenses for rifles and shotguns, reporting of all required information to the national instant background check system, and improved data collection about guns used in crimes and suicides.   We hope the legislature will add an amendment to restrict bulk gun purchases as well.

Please contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to vote in favor of the strong provisions in this bill. You can find their contact information here. [Read more…]

What will your climate change legacy be?

Rachel Brown, a Newton North High School student, recently received an award from LWVN at Annual meeting for her video submitted for the LWVMA “Dear Future Governor” student video contest.  Check out the video here.  Congratulations, Rachel!

For the People: A Civic Education Competition

The League of Women Voters of Newton’s first civic education competition

Four teams of 8th grade students will compete

[Read more…]

LWVN urges Aldermen not to rezone Austin Street site

Below is a letter that LWVN sent to the Board of Aldermen today urging them to reject the petition to rezone the Austin Street parking lot. [Read more…]

Join us at our 2014 Annual Meeting, May 22

Join LWVN for its Annual Meeting on May 22, at 6 p.m. at the home of Terry Yoffie, 363 Waverly Ave. The evening will include an opportunity to meet the new LWVMA Executive Director, Newton resident, and our special guest speaker Meryl Kessler.  Members will also discuss and vote on what LWVN will work on next year and meet our new Board of Directors for the 2014-15 year.   Please RSVP to info@lwvnewton.org. $25 per person/ $40 for couples

For a copy of our Annual Meeting Workbook, please click here:  2014 Workbook.

Hope to see you there!

Return to top of page