The League Presents… is a monthly program on NewTV produced and directed by LWVN members about issues important to our community. It airs on NewTV on Sundays at 8:30 am, Wednesdays at 10 pm, Thursday at 6:30 pm, and Saturday at 1:30 pm. You can also click below to watch each episode.
The League Presents: The West Newton Armory Project March 20, 2021 - Recently, Marcia Johnson had the opportunity to learn more about the West Newton Armory project by having a conversation with members of Newton’s Planning & Development Department: Amanda Berman, Director... Read more →
Saying Thank You and Good-bye – A conversation with outgoing City Clerk David Olson February 15, 2021 - In this episode of The League Presents, outgoing Newton City Clerk David Olson talks with LVWN president Marcia Johnson a few days before his retirement as the eighth City Clerk in Newton’s history. Marcia notes, "He brought leadership, innovation, and a focus on talent development to the Clerk’s office that it had not seen before, especially to the Elections Office. The City Council and the Executive Department will miss David, and so will I!"
The League Presents: VOTE16 Newton January 26, 2021 - This episode of The League Presents features Newton North High School students Olivia Pozen and Coral Lin. Through the Newton North Center for Civic Engagement, they and several other students are working to pass Vote 16, a home rule petition to provide legal voting rights in municipal elections for City of Newton residents 16 & 17 years old.
The League Presents: The Evolution of Fun & Entertainment during the Pandemic with Jerry Reilly December 22, 2020 - As we approach the long-awaited end of 2020, LWVN president Marcia Johnson thought reflecting on Newton’s Fun & Entertainment during the Pandemic with Newton’s own “instigator” of fun Jerry Reilly would be a nice way to usher out the year. To accomplish this, she and Jerry chatted while he shared video clips showing how fun in Newton evolved from being solely virtual to its migration outdoors and now is coming full circle to having to go back to virtual offerings.
The League Presents: A Conversation with Susan Albright, President of the Newton City Council November 30, 2020 - Susan Albright talks with LWVN president Marcia Johnson about how the Council has managed the incredibly challenging 2020, her first year as president, and her priorities for her next year. She also shared the process for filling the councilor vacancies because of Councilor Jay Ciccone’s untimely passing and Councilor Auchincloss’ successful election to Congressman-elect for District 4.
The League Presents: Vote Yes on Question 2 and support Ranked Choice Voting October 19, 2020 - In this episode of The League Presents, Susan Millinger, a member of the LWVMA Board of Directors and the LWV Amherst Steering Committee, discusses the advantages of Ranked Choice Voting with LWVN president Marcia Johnson.
The League Presents: Voting in Newton During the Pandemic with David Olson, Clerk of Elections, City of Newton October 5, 2020 - One of the main missions of the League of Women Voters is to "build citizen participation in the democratic process." Since there have been many changes to the voting process in Massachusetts due to the pandemic, the LWVN thought it important for us to have a conversation with David Olson, Newton's City Clerk, in order to help Newton voters to better understand what to do when in order to ensure that their vote counts!
The League Presents: A Conversation with Councilor Deb Crossley on Zoning Redesign August 31, 2020 - City Councilor Deb Crossley, chair of Newton's Zoning & Planning Committee, gives an overview of the process and update of the zoning redesign process.
The League Presents: Civics with author Gloria Gavris March 3, 2020 - Newton resident Gloria Gavris joined Marcia Johnson for a conversation about her book E is for Election Day. During the conversation Gloria describes her early involvement in elections and civic engagement in her home town of Everett Massachusetts where she became involved in her father and brother's campaigns for local office at an early age. Gloria also shared how she has been working with educators to help students of all ages learn more about elections and how they can become actively involved. With the 2020 presidential, congressional, and state legislative campaigns in full-swing, Gloria shares ideas on how parents can use the book as an educational tool to help their families learn, in real time, more about the election process.
The League Presents: Voting Rights for Women – League of Women Voters & Suffrage 100 Massachusetts February 9, 2020 - Suffrage100MA founder Fredie Kay talks with LWVN president Marcia Johnson about the Suffrage 100 Year Centennial and the League of Woman Voters' 100th birthday.