Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast: Wednesday, May 23rd, 7:30 am

Join LWVN members at the LWVN table for the 44th Annual Theodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast.  The event is held at Boston College, McElroy Commons.  Doors open at 7 am, program starts at 7:30 am.

Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones will be the featured speaker.  Dr. Adkins-Jones is Assistant Professor of Theology and Core Faculty at Boston College.  A licensed Baptist Minister, Dr. Adkins-Jones brings pastoral sensibility to her work and teaching around issues of identity and justice.

LWVN will have a table (10 seats) for members who respond to with their reservation.  We can only take the first 10 to respond, and ask that members help us pay for the table by bringing $20.  (Individual seats are $25 each).

May 9th Webinar with Dr. Emily Wimberger on Cap and Trade

Invitation to a Webinar with Dr. Emily Wimberger    

Cap and Trade – An Introduction

Wednesday, May 9, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT

Cap and trade systems are the dominant method of pricing carbon globally. The enormous markets of the European Union and China use cap and trade, and California, with the sixth largest economy in the world, also has a cap and trade system with an effective price on 85% of its emissions. Currently the California system is trading allowances with Quebec and Ontario, possibly extending trade to other Canadian provinces, U.S. states, and even Mexico.

RSVP to join us on Wednesday, May 9, 12:00-1:00 pm PDT, for an informative presentation on how carbon pricing can be a major element in reducing carbon emissions. Dr. Emily Wimberger, chief economist at the California Air Resources Board, tasked with managing California’s cap and trade system, will give an overview of California’s cap and trade system.

Registration for the webinar is limited to 100 people, so sign up early. Register here.

Webinars are hosted by the LWVUS Price on Carbon Steering Committee and Webinars are designed to help us learn more about pricing carbon and why scientists, economists and world leaders view pricing carbon as an essential strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Recordings of our previous webinars are available on the Price on Carbon website here.

From LWV of Wellesley: Speaking for Our Trees

LWVW and NRC Partner to Present “Speaking for Our Trees”

The League of Women Voters Wellesley and the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission are proud to present “Speaking for Our Trees: A Conversation about Wellesley’s Leafy Infrastructure,” featuring Dr. David FosterDirector of the Harvard Forest, a 4,000-acre ecological laboratory and classroom in central Massachusetts. Dr. Foster’s interests focus on understanding the changes in forest ecosystems that result from human and natural disturbance and applying these results to the conservation and management of natural and cultural landscapes. 

As our town considers a stewardship plan for our Town Forest and begins planning for the North 40, come learn why urban forests are so vital to our well being and how to protect them! Please mark your calendars and attend. Flyer attached, feel free to share!  More info: 


A Conversation About Wellesley’s Leafy Infrastructure

Monday April 30, 7:00 pm
Wellesley Free Library
Free and open to the public

Featuring Dr. David Foster

Director of the Harvard Forest

Attorney General Maura Healey at Boston College on Tuesday, April 17th

On TuesdayApril 17th from 6 pm to 8 pm, MA Attorney General Maura Healey will be at Boston College for a town hall-style event.  For more information and to RSVP, you can check out the College Democrats of Boston College Facebook event here:   The event will be in McGuinn Hall, Room 121.

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.  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

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