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.

OPENING MEETING - October 16th


League of Women Voters of Brookline

Wednesday October 16, 2019 6:30-9:30PM

Select Board Meeting Room 6th floor, Town Hall

The speakers will be:


Author of Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?

The battle to win passage and ratification of the 19th amendment and voting rights for women

Brookline resident Tina Cassidy is an experienced writer and journalist and former Boston Globe reporter.


speaking about the 100th anniversary of the Brookline League of Women Voters


DAY ON THE HILL is organized by the Massachusetts League of Women Voters. There will be a keynote speaker in the morning. The afternoon session will be an opportunity to sit face to face with your legislators and question them about their priorities and have them respond to any questions you may have concerning legislation.

This year DAY ON THE HILL will be on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Senate President Karen Spilka will be this year's keynote speaker.


2nd Friday - November. 8th - at Anatolia Restaurant 305 Washington Street

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

League of Women Voters of Brookline

Coffee & Conversation

November 8th, 9:30 AM

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.

Links to the articles via Engaged Citizen Corner:


Links to the individual articles:

June 14, 2019 - A Brief But Spectacular History of the Brookline League of Women Voters

May 30, 2019 - Brookline Students - They Care

May 17, 2019 - Building a Sustainable Future

May 3, 2019 - Brookline Students - Toot Your Horn

April 19, 2019 - Money in Politics

April 4, 2019 - Saving Lives - Gun Violence Prevention

March 14, 2019 Knocking Down the Wall:So All Voices Can Be Heard - Part 2

March 4, 2019 - ERA Finally on the Verge

February 28, 2019 - Knocking Down the Wall:So All Voices Can Be Heard - Part 1

January 31, 2019 - Is That All There Is?

January 18, 2019 - MLK Day and the Network of Mutuality

January 03, 2019 - You, the Brookline Street List and Voting

December 21, 2018 - A Path to Increased Voter Participation

December 06, 2018 Town Meeting - What's Up?

November 22, 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

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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