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2019 How To Run for Local Office
STOP WISHING, START DOING - RUN FOR OFFICE!
The League of Women Voters of Brookline has an updated "How to Run for Local Office" booklet available below.
An engaged citizenry is the foundation of a healthy democracy and a strong and vibrant community. The League hopes that more Brookline residents will become directly involved in local government by becoming candidates for local elective office. The election is on Tuesday May 7, 2019 and the annual Town meeting is on Tuesday May 21st. The last day to file certified nomination papers for all offices with the Town Clerk is Tuesday, April 2nd.
As part of our nonpartisan citizen education activities, the League of Women Voters of Brookline Sara K. Wallace Fund for Voter Education is pleased to offer this "How to Run for Local Office" booklet. The goal of this booklet is to provide people with the tools and information they need to run for local office, either town-wide or for town meeting member in their precinct.
The booklet includes
1. A checklist detailing requirements and calendar for running for office
2. Offices on the 2019 ballot, with detailed description of each
a. One Select Board position for a three year term
b. Three School Committee positions, each for a three year term
c. Four Library Trustee positions, each for a three year term
d. One Housing Authority member for a five year term
e. Five Constables for three year terms
f. Town Meeting Members + a minimum of five Town Meeting members will be elected in each precinct for three-year terms
3. Campaign tips
4. Resources available, along with a Town nomination paper sample, campaign finance information, organization and disclosure forms
5. Information on the League of Women Voters of Brookline
2019 How To Run For Local Office booklet
DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT
DON'T STAND ON THE SIDELINES
The League is a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government and that works to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
!! Second Friday Discussion Group - December 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 February 8th, 9:30 AM
Topic: Benjamin Day will lead us in a review & discussion of Single Payer Health Care
Location: Anatolia Restaurant, 305 Washington Street
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
Links to the individual articles:
January 31, 2019 - Is That All There Is?
January 03, 2019 - You, the Brookline Street List and Voting
November 8, 2018 - The Scoop on Poop in Brookline
October 26, 2018 - Citizen Initiated Ballot Questions
October 11, 2018 - Civil Discourse - The Foundation of Civic Engagement
September 28, 2018 - Voter Protection vs Voter Suppression
September 13, 2018 - Brookline Voters Missing at the Polls
No articles during summer months.
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
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
==> How To Run For Local Office <==
For information on how to run click here:
How To Run For Local Office booklet
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).
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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