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.
Brothers Restaurant at 404 Harvard Street on the 2nd Friday of each month for coffee and conversation about issues that interest you.
League of Women Voters of Brookline
Coffee & Conversation
Friday July 14th, 9:30 AM
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404 Harvard Street
Rep. Kennedy emphasized how important it is to have constituents call his office around issues, and especially when difficult debates are going on to know that his constituents "have his back" (e.g. during GOP's "Obamacare" replacement bill debate in the House, Energy and Commerce Committee, where Kennedy forcefully argued against the replacement bill).
The Brookline Chamber of Commerce, Town of Brookline and the LWVB are co-sponsoring a Congressional Update with Rep. Kennedy at the Coolidge Corner Theater, June 2, 2017, from 8:00 + 9:30 a.m., open to the public.
The workshop was well attended with lots of questions about the process of running for Town offices.
Co-sponsored with the Brookline Negihborhood Alliance and the Town Meeting Members Association.
It was held in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Library on Washington Street at 6:30 pm.
The speaker, Marianne Ashton, Voter Service Chair, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, presented both sides of ballot questions 1, 3 and 4. Brookline League member Sandy Ostroy presented the information for question 2. Each presentation was followed by questions and discussion from the audience,
To view sample ballots: http://www.brooklinema.gov/138/Election-Information
"The Massachusetts Electorate: Who's Not Participating and What Will It Take to Reach Them?"
The panelists were...
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Director, CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement), Tufts University, a research center that focuses on young people in the United States, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged in political life.
Eva Millona, Executive Director, MIRA (Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition), the state's largest organization representing the foreign born, and co-chair of the National Partnership for New Americans, the lead national organization focusing on immigrant integration.
Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder and CEO, Environmental Voter Project, a non-partisan non profit using data analytics and behavioral science to identify and mobilize non-voting environmentalists.
The video of the discussion can be seen here:
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