What in the world is Ranked Choice Voting? March 6th at 7 pm

What in the World Is Ranked Choice Voting?  7 p.m. March 6 at the Druker Auditorium in the Newton Free Library. 

Ever wonder what ‘ranked choice voting’ is?  Now is the time to learn about it!  LWVN is co-sponsoring a presentation by Voter Choice Massachusetts Executive Director Adam Friedman  on ranked choice voting, its benefits and uses elsewhere, including audience participation in a ranked choice vote. You will learn how this nonpartisan form of voting can help ensure (1) majority support of elected officials, (2) elimination of the “spoiler effect,” (3) candidates who appeal to a broad base of voters, (4) a wide range of candidates without fear of vote splitting, and (5) candidates who are motivated to reach beyond their base to find common ground with more voters.  This voting method has recently been enacted in Maine and is already in use in a number of cities across the country.  You will hear about the effort to get ranked choice voting approved for all Massachusetts primaries and elections for all state offices. 

Sponsored by the Newton Free Library and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Newton.  

Voter suppression, gerrymanding, absentee ballots…save the date for our February Topic Meeting on February 28th

Come hear the latest on issues related to fair elections, including voter suppression, gerrymandering, absentee ballots and more when LWVN hosts Newton resident and former Legal Director at Demos Lisa Danetz at our next topic meeting on Thursday, February 28 from 7:30 to 9 pm.  More info to come!

Lisa Danetz, a public policy consultant for philanthropic foundations, has worked in the voting rights, money in politics, and democracy field as an expert, advocate, and lawyer for over 15 years. Her work has focused on improving election administration and increasing the political participation of disfranchised groups within our society through public policy research, litigation, executive and legislative advocacy, and public education. Ms. Danetz is the former legal director of Demos, a New York-based public policy center, and also worked at National Voting Rights Institute.

What in the world is Ranked Choice Voting? March 6th at 7 pm

Save the date March 6th at 7 pm for an opportunity to learn about Ranked Choice Voting at the Newton Free Library. More details to come!

Riverside Visioning Community Open House

Riverside Visioning Community Open House, February 10th, 4:00, Williams School

This is the opportunity for you to give input on what gets developed at Riverside.  The City of Newton Planning department, and their consultant, Civic Moxie, invite you to attend an open house to create the future vision for the Riverside Station site.  Please see the attached flyer.  The intent of the vision plan is to assist the City in evaluating future development proposals as well as how to better integrate the site into the community.

Riverside Visioning Community Open House – Feb 10

LWVN support study on Christina Street Bridge

The League Board recently voted to send a letter below in support of a grant application by the City of Newton to study extending the greenway from Newton to Needham. An excerpt is below.

[Read more…]

Return to top of page