Making Democracy Work

A Voice For Citizens, A Force For Change

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It works to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Video of CANDIDATES NIGHT

The forum held on April 16 has been videotaped and will be available soon at the website of the Brookline Interactive Group (http://www.batv.org).

May 21, Forum on Warrant Articles for the May Town Meeting

Forum on Warrant Articles for the May Town Meeting, co-sponsored by the Brookline Neighborhood Alliance, the League of Women Voters of Brookline, and the Town Meeting Members Association Wednesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30), Selectmen's Hearing Room, Brookline Town Hall, 6th floor

April 24, VOTERS GUIDE FOR MAY 6, TOWN ELECTION

Voters Guide to be printed in the TAB: April 24, 2014

The League thanks you all for your active participation in Town government.

Joel Shoner

Voters Guide Editor

jshoner@rcn.com

BROOKLINE VOTES

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https://www.facebook.com/LWVBrookline/

For more information about upcoming elections, how to register to vote, how to find out if you are already registered and other information for voters, please visit: http://www.votinginformation.org

How To Run For Office booklet

Day on the Hill 2014

The annual Day on the Hill luncheon and lobbying session was held at the state house on March 24th. Shaari Mittel led very informative discussions with the legislators covering a wide range of topics.

Senator Cindy Creem at the Day on the Hill luncheon. Senator Cindy Creem arriving at the Day on the Hill luncheon.

Representative Jeff Sanchez speaking to the group about health care issues.. Representative Jeff Sanchez discussiong health care issues at the luncheon.

Representatives Jeff Sanchez and Michael Moran at the luncheon. Representatives Jeff Sanchez and Mike Moran (leaning aganst the wall)

Representative Ed Coppinger at the Day on the Hill luncheon. Representative Ed Coppinger (leaning against the door)

2nd Friday at Panera's - May 9, at 9:30 a.m.

COFFEE and CONVERSATION about ISSUES that interest YOU.

On the 2nd Friday of the month League Members and friends gather at Panera Bread, 299 Harvard street for coffee and conversation about issues that interest you & League Positions

Expand your horizons, visit Cuba. Click here for more information: http://www.thefloridavoter.org/events/sisters-across-the-straits

Be an active part of Brookline democracy

How (and Why) to Run for Elective Office in Brookline Workshop

A video of the program is available at http://www.batv.org under Videos. The booklet describing the elected offices in Brookline can be downloaded at http://www.votinginformation.org.

The workshop on How (and Why) to Run for Elective Office in Brookline was a great success with an excellent turnout. The workshop was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Brookline, the Brookline Neighborhood Alliance, and the Town Meeting Members Association in an effort to encourage more residents to run for office. The program was moderated by School Committee and Town Meeting Member Barbara Scotto. Discussing the details of running for office were Pat Ward (Brookline Town Clerk) and Tommy Vitolo (Constable and Town Meeting Member). Discussing their offices and responsibilities were Selectman Ken Goldstein, School Committee member Abby Cox, Library Trustee Roberta Winitzer, Brookline Housing Authority member Michael Jacobs, and Town Meeting Member Chris Chanyasulkit.

A video of the program is now available on the Brookline Interactive Group (formerly Brookline Access Television) at http://www.batv.org. The booklet describing the elected offices in Brookline can be downloaded at http://www.votinginformation.org.


Mass Incarceration & Racial Inequality: The New Jim Crow

A very informative panel discussion was held at the Brookline Library on the subject of mass incarceration and racial inequality. The discussions was revolved around the broadly acclaimed book by Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow (2010 ).

The event was sponsored by MassOccupy/Brookline and co-sponsored by the Brookline Public Library, Brookline League of Women Voters, Brookline PAX and the American Friends Service Committee - N.E. Region.

Please click on this link for a detailed article about this event.

or here: http://www.manewsfeed.com/brookline/forum-on-the-new-jim-crow-in-brookline/

To view a video of the forum click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad9MKqwZHe0

Opening Meeting Forum on Gun Control

The League's Opening Meeting this year featured Dr. David Hemenway speaking on Gun Control as a Public Health Issue. Detective Sergeant Christopher Malinn of the Brookline Police Department also spoke about the issue in specific regard to Brookline.

The link to the TAB article about the Forum can be found here: http://www.wickedlocal.com/brookline/news/x1803297342/Forum-discusses-links-between-guns-and-public-health

Professor David Hemenway speaking at Opening Meeting

Professor David Hemenway speaking at Opening Meeting

Representative Frank Smizik with Board Member Janice Kahn at Opening Meeting

Representative Frank Smizik with Janice Kahn at Opening Meeting

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