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.
State Primary Election on September 9th
- 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 with the Primary on Sept 9 (registration and change of address deadline is Aug. 20!!). 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.
=> All 20 candidates on the Democratic and Republican party primary ballots have answered questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts.
=> Their responses are presented in a Primary Election Voters' Guide to Statewide Offices now available on the League's website, 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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Issues in Brookline Education
To follow the developments on Public Education in Brookline please visit: http://www.publiceducationbrookline.org
Sept 12, 9:30AM, Coffee and Conversation
League of Women Voters of Brookline
2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner
Coffee & Conversation
Friday Sept. 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
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.
Representative Jeff Sanchez speaking to the group about health care issues..
Representatives Jeff Sanchez and Michael Moran at the luncheon.
Representative Ed Coppinger at the Day on the Hill 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
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:
Professor David Hemenway speaking at Opening Meeting
Representative Frank Smizik with Board Member Janice Kahn at Opening Meeting
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