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.

STATE PRIMARY TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

The State Primary will be held on September 4, 2018.

Check the Town web site for information on registering to vote or absentee voting: https://www.brooklinema.gov/139/Voter-Registration

Click here for the Town Calendar for voting in the Primary

To find out where you vote: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx

Click here for poll locations

==> LWVB ANNUAL MEETING <==

Annual Meeting was held on June 13th at the VineRipe Grill.

The new President is Betsy DeWitt and the new Vice President is Ernie Frey.

The Speaker was Senator Creem.

Senator Creem
Senator Creem

Engaged Citizen Corner

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

Link to the articles via Engaged Citizen Corner: https://tinyurl.com/y8xyuym5

or

Links to the individual articles:

May 24, 2018 - The Recycling Conundrum

May 10, 2018 - Recreational Marijuana in Brookline

April 16, 2018 - All About Proposition 2 1/2

April 13, 2018 - Your Vote is Your Voice - Town Election May_8

March 30, 2018 - On the Second Amendment and Gun Control

March 05, 2018 - All About Elections

!! Second Friday Discussion Group - September 14th

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 September 14th, 9:30 AM

ocation: Anatolia Restaurant, 305 Washington Street

TOWN ELECTION RESULTS

TOWN ELECTION FORUM - APRIL 23RD

The Candidates Forum at Town Hall on Monday, April 23 had an overflow crowd. The audience listened as the candidates discussed their ideas about the issues facing the town.

Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) taped the session and it can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgjePADSAng&feature=youtu.be

The overflow crowd

Candidates for Select Board

Candidates for School Committee

Candidates for Library Trustee

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

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

http://brookline.wickedlocal.com/article/20150112/NEWS/150119259

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

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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