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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.

Professor Lessig to Speak at Opening Meeting

Lawrence Lessig, a HARVARD LAW SCHOOL professor, technology theorist and longtime advocate of getting big money out of politics, will speak 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.

The talk will be held at 7:00 pm in the Board of Selectmen's Hearing Room, 6th Floor Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington St.

Prof. Lessig will discuss 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 will use examples that resonate powerfully on the Right and on the Left, using real-world analogies and real human stories. He will offer ideas and achievable solutions to regain control of our corrupted, yet redeemable, representational system.

2014 Opening Meeting Flyer

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 <<

Please read the article by League member Diana McClure published in the TAB:

http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20140610/OPINION/140619886/2012/OPINION

Upcoming Election

  • 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. Senator Cindy Creem arriving at the Day on the Hill 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)

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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