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.

Thursday, October 2 - LWVN Opening Meeting

LWVN Opening Meeting
Thursday, October 2, 6:30 p.m.
Needham Public Library Community Room

6:30 pm - refreshments
7:15 pm - Speaker, Marshall Ingwerson, Editor, The Christian Science Monitor on "How to be an optimist about the news."

Marshall Ingwerson is the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, a Boston-based news organization best-known for its international news coverage. The 106-year-old Monitor produces the website, a weekly magazine, and Monitor Global Outlook, a daily digital publication on emerging and frontier economies.

See the flyer here.

Opening Meeting is an occasion for LWVN members and guests to come together, hear an interesting local speaker, and get started on the new League year. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 19 - Treasurer and Auditor Candidates' Forum

LWV State Treasurer and Auditor Candidates' Forum
Sunday, October 19, 2014
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Willard School Auditorium, 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord, MA

The LWV of Concord-Carlisle is the hosting sponsor of this Candidates Forum for State Treasurer and State Auditor, and LWV-Needham is one of the co-sponsors.

LWV has invited all of the candidates running for Treasurer and Auditor whose names will appear on the November 4 ballot. Running for Treasurer are Democrat Deb Goldberg of Brookline, Republican Mike Heffernan of Wellesley and Green-Rainbow candidate Ian Jackson of Arlington. Current State Auditor Suzanne Bump, a Democrat from Great Barrington, is running for reelection, and her opponents are Republican Patricia Saint Aubin of Norfolk and Green-Rainbow candidate MK Merelice of Brookline.

Visit the LWVCC website for more information, including where to send questions.

Register to vote by October 15 (check your registration status at the Secretary of State's website) and continue to visit our website for more information about the November 4 Election as we get closer to the date!

Learn About Needham's Elected Boards

This hour-long video was developed by the Needham League of Women Voters and The Needham Channel in 2014. The show helps residents to better understand Needham's elected boards, committees and commissions and explains the different volunteer positions that keep the town running.

Watch the LWV-Needham's newest video, Needham's Elected Boards on YouTube: