Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

"There Oughta Be a Law" Student Video Contest

Once again the LWVMA is sponsoring a student video contest, which started on February 1.

What is the Student Video Contest? The next two-year session of the Massachusetts state legislature begins in January. LWVMA is asking Massachusetts high school students to submit two-minute videos letting our state legislators know what new legislation should be passed to keep Massachusetts healthy, productive, safe, and clean.

Who can enter? The contest is open to any Massachusetts high school student in grades 9-12.

When is the contest? Entries may be submitted online from February 1 until March 31.

Are there prizes? Yes! First place wins $1000; second place wins $500; and third place wins $250. Judging takes place in April, and winners are announced in May. All winners will be invited to the Massachusetts State House for the award ceremony.

More information is available at the LWVMA website.

Click here to see last year's winning videos!

Needham Town Election: Tuesday, April 14

The LWV-Needham online Voters' Guide is available here. It will also be printed in the April 9 issue of The Needham Times.

The League of Women Voters of Needham (LWVN) is hosting Candidates' Night on Monday, April 6, at the studio of the Needham Channel. Voters are encouraged to view the program in the days up to the election on Tuesday, April 14 (check schedule at

For additional election information, visit the Town Clerk's web page at