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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.


On Monday, April 23, there will be a Municipal Election Forum at Town Hall, in the 6th floor Select Board Hearing Room, at 6:30 pm (refreshments at 6:00), sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Brookline, the Brookline Neighborhood Alliance, Town Meeting Members Association & the Brookline Council on Aging.

The Forum will have introductions and questions for the candidates running for contested town-wide offices: Select Board, and School Committee. Candidates for Library Trustee, Town Clerk and Brookline Housing Authority will have a minute to introduce themselves and say a few words.

Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will tape the session and make it available through its website.

Click Here To See Flyer

==> How To Run For Local Office <==

Link to the article in the TAB about the How To Run workshop:

For information on how to run click here: How To Run For Local Office booklet

Engaged Citizen Corner: Brookline Electoin on May 8th

The Brookline Tab has agreed to have a biweekly section called Engaged Citizen Corner with articles submitted by the League.

There will be several articles providing information about the upcoming election on May 8th in Brookline.

The first article was entitled: All About Proposition 2 1/2

Click here to read the article:

The League of Women Voters of Brookline will host a Forum to discuss the May 8 municipal election on Monday evening, April 23, in the Select Board Hearing Room, 6th floor, Town Hall, co-sponsored with the Town Meeting Members Association and the Brookline Neighborhood Association.

!! Second Friday Discussion Group - April 13th !!

Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month for coffee and conversation about issues that interest you.

League of Women Voters of Brookline

Next meeting: Friday April 13th, 9:30 AM

==> Please note the new location: Anatolia, 305 Washington Street

Get in the Game Student Video Contest.

High School Video Contest kicks off February 1, 2018.

Enter LWVMA's "Get in the Game...and Vote!" Student Video Contest

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts invites all MA high school students to enter our fifth annual video contest.

Create a 30-second public service announcement encouraging eligible voters to register and vote in the Fall 2018 state elections. Submit your entry at between February 1 and March 31, 2018.

First place wins $500; second place wins $250; and third place wins $100.

Winners will attend an award ceremony at the Massachusetts State House, and the winning videos will be publicized statewide.

Go to for full information and to enter.

To view and/or download full size image click here: Student Video Contest

League of Women Voters of Brookline Lobbies on Beacon Hill

The League of Women Voters of Brookline joined many other Leagues around from around the State in a Day on the Hill to lobby for or against various issues. This event is held annually. It gives League members an opportunity to meet face to face with their representatives and query them directly as to where they stand on the issues of interest to the League.

League Members meeting with Senator Cynthia Creem at Day on the Hill

Opening Meeting with Miles Rapoport

Opening Meeting was held on October 18th. The speaker was Miles Rapoport, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Read about it his talk here.

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

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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