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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.
League to Present Debate Between Myers and Smizik
The Brookline League of Women Voters will moderate a debate between Curt Myers and Frank Smizik; candidates for State Representative
for the Norfolk 15th District.
The debate will take place on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Selectman's Hearing Room, 6th floor
Brookline Town Hall at 333 Washington Street.
This forum is free and open to the public.
This will be an opportunity for all Brookline residents to directly question the candidates.
Join us and find out where the candidates stand on the issues.
Professor Lessig Speaks at Opening Meeting
Lawrence Lessig, a HARVARD LAW SCHOOL professor, technology theorist and longtime advocate of getting big money out of politics, spoke to a full house at the September 22 Opening Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Brookline with a talk entitled MAYDAY: The Fight to Save American Democracy. Long opposed to "big money" in politics, he launched a "super PAC to end all super PACs", which he named Mayday PAC on May Day 2014.
Prof. Lessig discussed how fundamentally good people, with good intentions, have allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests, and how this exploitation has become entrenched in the system. He used examples that resonate powerfully on the Right and on the Left, using real-world analogies and real human stories. He offered ideas and achievable solutions to regain control of our corrupted, yet redeemable, representational system.
You can view Professor Lessig's talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-h06GzXssg
Oct. 10, 9:30AM, Coffee and Conversation
League of Women Voters of Brookline
2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner
Coffee & Conversation
Friday Oct. 10, 2014, 9:30 AM
2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner
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
Brookline Education Issues
To follow the developments on Public Education in Brookline please visit: http://www.publiceducationbrookline.org
Election Reform in Massachusetts <<
- The Secretary of the Commonwealth has now made it possible to check your Voter Registration; Voting Address and Elected Officials on line at http://www.sec.state.ma.us - click on My Voter Registration Status.
- Massachusetts gubernatorial election is coming up Nov 4, 2014). For non-partisan Voting and Election information maintained by the League go to http://www.votinginformation.org
- The Massachusetts League of Women Voters has an on-line Primary Election Voters' Guide to Statewide Offices http://www.lwvma.org
=> The candidates for governor answered questions on economic development, education, transportation, climate change and health care. Candidates for lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasure and auditor answered questions specific to those offices.
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Annual Meeting League of Women Voters of Brookline
Brookline School Committee Members, Helen Charlupski and Barbara Scotto, and League Members in conversation with Margaret Bush, President of the Brookline League of Women Voters, discussing "Brookline Public Education".
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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.
Representatives Jeff Sanchez and Michael Moran at the luncheon.
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
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