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Aug. 8, 9:30AM, Coffee and Conversation

League of Women Voters of Brookline 2nd Friday @ Panera's Coolidge Corner

Coffee & Conversation
Friday August 8, 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 & League Positions

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> The Secretary of the Commonwealth has now made it
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> Massachusetts gubernatorial election is coming up

Nov 4, 2014 with the Primary on Sept 9. For non-partisan Voting and Election information maintained by the League go to http://www.votinginformation.org > To follow the developments on Public Education in Brookline go to http//http://www.publiceducationbrookline.org

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>> At Last, 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

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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To make a tax-deductible contribution to the League's Sara K. Wallace Fund for Voter Education, please click on the Pay button.

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.

Representative Jeff Sanchez speaking to the group about health care issues.. Representative Jeff Sanchez discussiong health care issues at the 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

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: http://www.wickedlocal.com/brookline/news/x1803297342/Forum-discusses-links-between-guns-and-public-health

Professor David Hemenway speaking at Opening Meeting

Professor David Hemenway speaking at Opening Meeting

Representative Frank Smizik with Board Member Janice Kahn at Opening Meeting

Representative Frank Smizik with Janice Kahn at Opening Meeting

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