RSVP now for the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast this Wednesday!

LWVN has once again reserved a table at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 25th, from 7:30 am to 9 am at McElroy Commons, Boston College Main Campus.  All members are invited, but we can only fit the first 10 at our table.  We ask for a $20 donation toward the table, payable that morning.  Email info@lwvnewton.org if you’d like to attend.

Sit with LWVN at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 25th

LWVN has once again reserved a table at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 25th, from 7:30 am to 9 am at McElroy Commons, Boston College Main Campus.  All members are invited, but we can only fit the first 10 at our table.  We ask for a $20 donation toward the table, payable that morning.  Email info@lwvnewton.org if you’d like to attend.

Help Register Students to Vote on May 31 and June 3

LWVN volunteers will be at Newton North and Newton South High Schools, registering seniors to vote.  If you would like to help, please contact info@lwvnewton.org.  The dates and times are:

  • Newton North High School:  Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Newton South High School:  Friday, June 3, 10 am to noon

2016 Handbook Sponsorships

The LWVN’s bi-annual handbook will be coming this spring, so now is the time to ask friends, family and favorite businesses to support the League. Sponsorships start at $50 for a quarter page. Please invite your favorite florist / tailor / fill-in-the-blank to support the League by purchasing a spot!  Download and print the letter and form below, or direct them to our easy online form.

Dear Friend,

As a member of the League of Women Voters of Newton, I would like to invite your business to be a sponsor of the 2016-2018 edition of our Handbook.  This year we are once again placing a “Yellow Pages” section of supporters in the Handbook and are seeking sponsorship from businesses and services that individual Newton League members have found useful and would recommend to others.

Our handbook, published every other year just after local elections, is an important tool for our members and other influential citizens in the community.  It contains a directory of all current elected officials, from Newton’s municipal government up through U.S. President; contact information for all of our members; municipal meeting calendars; League position statements; and other pertinent information.  The new edition is being prepared now for publication in June.

I have found my association with your business to be one that I want other League members to know about, and I hope you will agree to sponsor the League.  The list of rates and terms is outlined on the accompanying sheet.  Please note that we must receive copy and payment by Tuesday, May 24, 2016 for sponsorships to appear in this year’s handbook.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our system of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.  The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate; it is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after member study and agreement.  The League’s enduring vitality and resonance come from its unique decentralized structure.  The League is a grassroots organization, working at the local, state, and national levels.

The Newton League has a robust membership of over 200 informed and active citizens.  In order to help Newton citizens become educated, informed and active voters, we:

  • Promote and assist in the registration of voters;
  • Provide information about elections and voting procedures, and help the electorate learn the views of all candidates through Candidate’s Forums and Voter’s Guides;
  • Work to assure that government is accessible to all, by recruiting and training League members to observe and report on municipal meetings;
  • Join with other Newton organizations to sponsor forums to inform Newton citizens about important local issues; e.g., All About Charter Commissions; the League’s Candidates’ Workshop, Don’t Just Stand There, Run; Taking Action Against Climate Change: A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts.

If you have any questions, please contact me or our handbook editor, Lisa Mirabile (617-332-5374 or handbook@lwvnewton.org).

Thank you very much for your support of the League of Women Voters of Newton.

Carbon Pricing Lobbying Day on Wednesday, May 11

From LWVMA:

Join climate change activists at the State House Wednesday, May 11, for a Lobby Day to urge state Senators to bring S. 1747 and other carbon pricing legislation to the floor for a vote this session. Meet at 10 a.m. outside the General Hooker entrance at the State House. Look for Launa Zimmaro, our legislative specialist.

 This Lobby Day is sponsored by Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future, a coalition that includes LWVMA, which will do a short briefing and distribute materials. You can RSVP that you will attend Lobby Day and have your Senator notified here.

Time is running out in this legislative session to bring carbon pricing up for a vote. Senators need to hear from their constituents that they support carbon pricing and its potential impact on climate change. 

If you are unable to attend the Lobby Day on Wednesday, please call or email your Senator and let her know that S.1747, the carbon pricing bill, is important and that you would like to see it reported out of the Joint Committee on Transportation, Utilities and Energy by July 1 and come to the floor for a Senate vote before the session ends July 31. Senator Creem’s contact information is:  Cynthia.Creem@masenate.gov.

For more information on carbon pricing and climate change, see the LWVMA website here. 

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