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.

Warrant Meetings

Monday, April 28, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Pollard Middle School.

6:45 p.m. - New Town Meeting Member Orientation with Moderator, Michael Fee. This orientation is especially designed for new Town Meeting Members, but it is open to all who are interested.

The League of Women Voters Needham annually hosts Warrant Meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity for Town Meeting Members, and all Needham residents, to learn about the issues that will be voted on at Town Meeting the following week.

-> Help make Town Meeting run more smoothly and efficiently.
-> Meet with Town officials.
-> Come to discuss issues and ask questions.

New Video: 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:

May is Mental Health Month

In October 2013, the LWV-Needham had Walker CEO & President, Susan Getman, speak. To follow up on her talk, the LWV-Needham is sharing the following information:

Massachusetts will hold events across the state during the month of May with May 8th being recognized as National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. The much heralded EXPRESS YOURSELF annual performance by children and teens who participate in mental health programs across Massachusetts will be held on May 19, 7-9 p.m. at the Wang/Citi Performing Arts Center.

Walker is fighting stigma and honoring the theme of "Children's Mental Health Matters" at its annual Lives in Bloom Gala on May 10th at the Boston Sheraton.

Students from Walker's therapeutic high school, Beacon will be performing music selections before dinner.

More information from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration website: In 2014, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is May 8. The national launch event for Awareness Day 2014 takes place on May 6 in conjunction with the National Council for Behavioral Health's annual conference in Washington, DC.

The launch event will focus on the unique needs of young adults, ages 16+25, with mental health challenges and the value of peer support in helping young adults build resilience in the four life domains of housing, education, employment and health care access.

Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child's healthy development from birth.