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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.
Dec. 12, 9:30AM, Coffee and Conversation
League of Women Voters of Brookline
2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner
Coffee & Conversation
Friday Dec. 12, 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
Save the Date - Day on the Hill April 28, 2015
Save the date for LWVMA's annual lobbying day on Beacon Hill: Tuesday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the State House.
Day on the Hill is later than usual, not to avoid another snow cancellation, but because, in this first year of the two-year legislative session, the Legislative Action Committee needs time to review all the bills that have been introduced and to recommend to the board which bills LWVMA should support.
League Hosts Forum with Curt Myers and Frank Smizik
The Brookline League of Women Voters hosted a Forum with Curt Myers and Frank Smizik, candidates for State Representative
for the Norfolk 15th District.
The Forum was very well attended and there was a lively discussion of issues with many questions coming from members of the audience.
The forum was recorded by BIG and will air on BIGtv's municipal channel (Comcast 23/RCN 15) Tues/Thurs 4pm, Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun 12 &7pm
It can also viewed on-line: http://youtu.be/vYBs-3Zm8m8
Read the TAB article about the Forum here:
Curt Myers on the left and Representative Frank Smizik on the right
A View of the Audience
League and BNA to Co-Host Forum on Warrant Articles
The League of Women Voters of Brookline and the Brookline Neighborhood Association will co-host a forum on the Warrant Articles to be presented at the upcoming Town Meeting.
The Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from
7:00-9:00pm at the BIG Studios, 46 Tappan Street (the BHS Unified Arts Building).
Some of the articles which may be discussed:
Article 8: Disturbing the Peace/Disorderly Conduct(First Amendment considerations)
Article12: Medical marijuana
Article 13 ZBA Notices and Information
Articles 15 & 16: Taxi medallions
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
Brookline Education Issues
To follow the developments on Public Education in Brookline please visit: http://www.publiceducationbrookline.org
Election Reform in Massachusetts <<
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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