LWVN Membership Supports Climate Emergency Resolution

At our recent Annual Meeting, members voted to support the resolution below, to be presented at the LWVMA Convention in Westford with other Leagues from around the state.

Climate Emergency Resolution

Unanimously approved by LWVMA Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee, May 22, 2019 for submission to the LWVMA Convention, June 7-8, 2019.

Whereas on October 8, 2018, the United Nations released a special report that projected that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius this century will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector of the global economy over the next 12 years; and

Whereas on November 23, 2018, the U.S. Fourth National Climate Assessment was issued, which detailed the massive threat that climate change poses to the American economy and underscored the need for emergency climate action at all levels of government; and [Read more…]

Take the Community Preservation Committee Survey

Share Your Ideas About How Newton Should Use Its Community Preservation Act Funds!

The Community Preservation Committee’s new community survey has only 8 questions and can be completed in about 6 minutes. To share your ideas about funding priorities for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land, go to the program’s home page, www.newtonma.gov/cpa, or click on this direct link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G5KSBZD.

For help, contact program manager Alice Ingerson at aingerson@newtonma.gov or 617.796.1144. Thank you!

The League Presents…the Newton Community Preservation Committee

The latest episode of ‘The League Presents…’ is a discussion with three current and former members of the Newton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) about the process and projects that the CPC has funded.  Watch it today!  The League Presents…the Newton Community Preservation Commission

Thanks to Community Preservation Committee members current chair Mark Armstrong, former vice chair Walter Bernheimer, and former chair Joel Feinberg, as well as to Alice Ingerson for her help and to host Marcia Johnson!

LWVMA Moderator Training on June 12 in Beverly

LWVMA is recognized locally and statewide for our work moderating informative, respectful, and inclusive candidate and issue forums. The competence and fairness of League-trained moderators has contributed to the high level of public trust LWVMA has earned. This work is essential to our mission and identity as a nonpartisan political organization working for good government.

In Fall 2019, cities will be in need of moderators for forums for many city council races! They will count on neighboring Leagues to help them. This is a great way to gain skills and get involved.

LWVMA and the League of Women Voters of Salem are co-hosting a moderator training on June 12. Acton League member and expert moderator Jo-Ann Berry will lead this training.

 Details:

  • Who should attend:  Whether you have never moderated before or are an experienced moderator looking to refresh your skills, this training is for you!  (This training is only for current League members)
  • Date and Time: 7-8:30pm, June 12, 2019
  • Location: Sohier Room at the Beverly Library (32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915)
  • Registration: Space is limited so please register today!
  • Questions: Call (857-452-1715) or email lwvma@lwvma.org

Suffrage Centennial Kick-off on June 25 at Faneuil Hall

Suffrage-Kickoff-Invitation-FINAL-PDF

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