Wondering about how state ballot questions work? Information and Discussion on December 9th

Do you fully understood the state ballot question process?  Ever complained about how long things take or been confused about what you are voting on?  We are participating in the LWVMA study on the state ballot question process, and will hold a meeting to talk about this topic.

Join us on December 9th, from 2 pm to 3:3o pm at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton to learn more about the process with LWVNWe will have a consensus meeting on this topic in January, so this meeting will help prepare you for the questions we will have to consider to make new LWVMA policy.

This study incorporates the intersection of the League’s areas of mission: voting and advocacy. LWVMA has not studied the initiative and referendum process in MA and has no positions on this aspect of voting/elections.

Links to two key study documents, the Study Guide (including consensus questions) and Study Report (background information), are below.

Stay for our holiday party right afterwards!!

LWVN Holiday Party on December 9th, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Celebrate the holidays with your League friends!  Join us for a potluck holiday party at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton,  from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, December 9th.  Bring your favorite holiday appetizer to share! RSVPs are appreciated…info@lwvnewton.org.

A celebration of Reverend Howard Haywood on December 16th at 4 pm

Rev. Howard Haywood event

Join us for a Celebration of Reverend Howard Haywood

Our Beacon for Affordable Housing

December 16th, 4-6pm

Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., Newton

Link to RSVP form

City of Newton: Newton Power Choice Contract is Signed!

LWVN received this press release from the City of Newton:

The City of Newton today signed an historic contract for all of the City’s electricity customers that is 60 percent from local renewable sources such as solar and wind, significantly reducing the City’s carbon footprint while also cutting the price customers pay.

This is an additional 46 percent above the state mandate for renewables.

Today’s decision makes Newton the community with far and away the highest percentage of additional local renewable electricity of any municipal aggregation program in Massachusetts. Of the 40 cities and towns with municipal aggregation programs that provide electricity from renewable energy sources above the amount mandated by state law, none provide an amount of local renewable electricity comparable to the 60% in Newton Power Choice. The closest is Brookline which will be at 39% in 2019, which includes the 14% state mandate.

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Wondering about how state ballot questions work? Information and Discussion on December 9th

Do you fully understood the state ballot question process?  Complained about how long things take or been confused about what you are voting on?

Learn more about the process with LWVN.  We are participating in the LWVMA study on the state ballot question process, and will hold a meeting to talk about this topic.  Join us on December 9th, from 2 pm to 3:3o pm at the Durant-Kenrick House, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton. We will have a consensus meeting on this topic in January, so this meeting will help prepare you for the questions we will have to consider to make new LWVMA policy.

Stay for our holiday party right afterwards!!

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