Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

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.


The LWVB OPENING MEETING will be held on OCTOBER 18, 2017.

The speaker will be MILES RAPOPORT. Mr. Rapoport is Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center. The title of his talk will be "Democracy at a Crossroads".

The meeting will be held in the Selectmen's Hearing Room in Town Hall at 7 PM.

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Second Friday Discussion Group - October 13th

Join us at

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 October 13th, 9:30 AM
2nd Friday


Brothers Restaurant
404 Harvard Street

ANNUAL MEETING was held on JUNE 26, 2017

Brookline Library Director, Sara Slymon, speaking to attendees about the latest happenings at the libraries.

Shaari Mittel presenting awards from the LWVMA and LWVUS thanking outgoing President Margaret Bush

L to R: Incoming President Betsy Munzer, Janice Kahn, outgoing President Margaret Bush and Shaari Mittel

League of Women Voters of Brookline Meets with U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy

Members of the Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Brookline (LWVB) met with U.S. Representative Joseph Kennedy, D-MA 4th District, at his Newton office March 13th. The purpose was to discuss the commonalities between positions that after in-depth study have been endorsed at any level of the League (US, MA, Brookline) and the Issues being addressed by Rep. Kennedy.

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.

Betsy DeWitt, Janice Kahn, Joel Shoner, Cong. Joseph Kennedy, Diana McClure, Shaari Mittel, Margaret Bush

How (and Why) to Run for Office - February 8th

How (and Why) to Run for Elective Office Workshop

The workshop was well attended with lots of questions about the process of running for Town offices.

CLICK HERE FOR THE How to Run For Office Booklet:

Co-sponsored with the Brookline Negihborhood Alliance and the Town Meeting Members Association.

LWVB Registers Students to Vote at Brookline High School

Members of the Brookline League spent a couple hours registering students at Brookline High School to vote. In coordination with Ann Collins, librarian at BHS, there was considerable interest shown by the students.

BHS students registering to vote.

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