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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.

!! Second Friday Discussion Group - March 8th

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 March 8th, 9:30 AM

Our guests this Friday are co-chairs of the Brookline Commission for Women,

Chris Chanyasulkit & Casey Hatchett.
Chris will tell us about the BCW & Casey, as the only female patrol supervisor at the Brookline Police Department will speak about women in law enforcement & issues like domestic violence.

Location: Anatolia Restaurant, 305 Washington Street

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.

Engaged Citizen Corner

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

==> 2019 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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