Topic Meeting on Sensible Gun Legislation: Thursday, April 26th at 7 pm

Join LWVN members for a discussion on sensible gun legislation in the NewTV Conference room, April 26th starting at 7 pm.  Our guest will be Newton resident Janet Goldenberg from the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

Look for more information coming your way about guests to help us learn about Massachusetts gun laws and issues our law enforcement professionals face.  We expect to continue this discussion at other topic meetings focused on different aspects such as advocacy around gun legislation.

For information on LWVUS position on gun control, click here: League of Women Voters–US on gun control

For information on LWVMA position on gun control, click here and go to page 47: League of Women Voters of Massachusetts on gun control

LWVMA Conference: “Beyond the March: Women Leading the Way in Massachusetts” on April 28th

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Clark University, Tilton Wetzel Room 
950 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts

Click here to register now!  A schedule of the day’s events appears below.

In the current climate of gridlock and dysfunction, many of us are calling out for solutions to strengthen our civic foundations at the local, state, and national level. Women especially are feeling energized to “do something” to fix political institutions that are widely perceived as broken.

We’re feeling this way, too, and we’d like to help provide ideas for action.

Please join us for a full day of engaging speakers to explore lessons from women’s activist past, the key role of women leaders today, and concrete steps we can all take to strengthen our democracy going forward.

Jane Leighton Memorial Service: April 28th at 2 pm

A memorial service for Jane Leighton, past LWVN President for whom the Jane Leighton Award was named, will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 2 pm at the Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre Street, Newton Corner.  There will be a reception at the church following the service.  

The memorial service will include a time for sharing of memories of Jane.  Anyone in the League who would like to contribute to that should send them to Deb Crossley who will be compiling and reading them.

If anyone has any questions they may email or call Allison Stoner at and 617-527-4018.

LWVN Local Action Meeting on reducing traffic congestion on May 4, 11 am

Join LWVN members for a Local Action Meeting, Friday, May 4 at 11 am in the Newton Library, study room H (second floor).  The topic will be how LWVN can support the City’s efforts to reduce traffic congestion and what specific actions members can take.

Tag Newton’s Gas Leaks on May 12th

NEWTON HAS 600 NATURAL GAS LEAKS leaking methane which contributes to climate change, harming our children’s future. National Grid is working with The City of Newton to fix some of the biggest leaks, however…

• Methane is a powerful global warming pollutant… 86 times more potent than
carbon dioxide on a 20-year time scale.
• Methane harms our health, kills trees and is a safety hazard.
• You pay for leaks
• Utilities pass the cost of this waste to us, the customers.
• We pay up to $135 million every year in Massachusetts (2013 Sen. Markey study).
• In the Boston area alone, the value of lost gas is $90 million, enough to heat
200,000 homes (2015 PNAS Harvard/Boston University McKain study).

Saturday, May 12, 1:00pm • Rain Date May 19
Front Steps of Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre 02459

LWVN is co-sponsoring this event with Mothers Out Front and several other groups.

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