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PUBLIC FORUMS and INFORMATION SESSIONS on the OVERRIDE, DEBT EXCLUSION and CANDIDATES
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Operational Override and Debt Exclusion Forum Held on April 8
April 22 - 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Information Session on the Operational Override and Debt Exclusion
Brookline Senior Center
April 29 - 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Candidates Forum (co-sponsors BNA & TMMA)
Town Hall (Selectmen Hearing Room)
April 8th and 29th - Televised Live by the Brookline Interactive Group Channel 3 (Comcast or RCN) or by computer at http://brooklineinteractive.org/ Video of event available afterward through BIG website.
See link below for more information: Town Election Information
A video of the workshop is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPAlaip17Qg
Also as a video from their website http://www.brooklineinteractive.org
Coffee & Conversation
Friday April 10, 2015, 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.
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.
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
UPDATE: Professor Lessig and the Mayday group are organizing a walk to publicize the issue of Campaign Finance Reform. Information about the walk can be found here: http://walk.nhrebellion.org/Static/Walk-Info
Senator Cindy Creem at the Day on the Hill luncheon.
Representatives Jeff Sanchez and Michael Moran at the luncheon.
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.
To view a video of the forum click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad9MKqwZHe0