Making Democracy Work


Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Begin at Needham High School Webster Street Entrance Green Energy Tour of Needham Homes. Energy Tour flier

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If you want more information about individual house on the Green Energy Tour, click here

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Needham Free Public Library Community Room Annual Meeting. A reception will be held from 6:30-7:15 pm. Guest Speaker Erin Boles will speak from 7:15-8:00 pm, and the LWV-Needham annual business meeting will follow. Members, guests, and the public are welcome.

Ms. Boles will speak on the topic: "Are Ingredients in Personal Care Products Linked with Breast Cancer?" More than 70% of breast cancer diagnoses go unexplained while the rate of the disease has risen dramatically over the past 50 years.  Exposures to toxic chemicals in our home and environment - like personal care products - may be a link.  Learn about the unique impact these exposures have on breast health and other health problems; and potential ways to reduce risk.

Erin Boles, M.S.W., is currently the Interim Executive Director of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.  She also acts as MBCC's liaison to the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow and the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Monday, April 25, 2011
Pollard School Warrant Meetings. New Town Meeting Member Orientation with Moderator, Michael Fee, 6:45 p.m.

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

We will divide into small groups, by precinct. Town department representatives will informally discuss the Warrant articles relevant to their expertise. Town Meeting Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and get those questions answered within those small precinct groupings.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  Town Election. Click here to access the Voters Guide

View the list of Town Meeting Member Candidates

View information about the specific candidates

Monday, March 28, 2011
Broadmeadow School Candidates' Night. 7 p.m. meet the candidates 7:30 p.m. Candidate Forum
Thursday, March 24, 2011
  LWV-Needham Annual Book Group. Click here for more information
Sunday, February 6, 2011
  Susan B. Anthony Event. Click here for more information
Thursday, January 6, 2011
  Board Meeting. All members are welcome. Short Take: The Post American World, "The Rise of the Rest" led by Susan Duncan
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Institute of Contemporary Art,
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA
Celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Click here for more information.

As you may know, 2010 marks the 90th Anniversary of the passage of the  19th Amendment,  granting women the right to vote. "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

To celebrate this historic achievement Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley  and the Women's Suffrage Celebration Committee (WSCC) invite you to attend a free screening on Nov. 10 of the acclaimed HBO film: Iron Jawed Angels.

The evening will begin at 6pm with a reception including complimentary light refreshments and a cash bar; Attorney General Martha Coakley welcome; 7pm movie screening; 9pm -9:30pm movie discussion led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton's great-great granddaughter, Coline Jenkins.

Friday, November 5, 2010
Alcott School Auditorium, 93 Laurel St., Concord Life in the Balance: Troubled Waters. Troubled Waters, Part 2: Protecting Our Taps, a speaker forum on Friday, November 5, 7-9 p.m., again at the Alcott School Auditorium, 93 Laurel St., Concord. The forum will feature Ruth Caplan, National Campaign Coordinator for the Alliance for Democracy's Defending Water for Life Campaign and past chair of the national Sierra Club's Water Privatization Task Force; Alan Cathcart, Water & Sewer Superintendent, Town of Concord; and Valerie Lane, President of ValiantLane LLC, an environmental and management consulting firm. After a Q&A period with the speakers, forum attendees may participate in action group sessions to discuss the issues and local responses.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010
  Board Meeting. All members are welcome.

Short Take: 7-7:30 - Informed political participation among younger citizens led by Cathy Dowd, AP Government teacher at Needham HS

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
  General Election. View a sample ballot.

LWV-Needham can assist with rides to the polls. If you need a ride to the polls on election day (12:30-4:00 pm) please email and provide your full name and phone number. A LWV member will contact you by phone to arrange a pick-up time and place.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Broadmeadow School Performance Center State Representative Candidates' Night. Click here for more information.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Alcott School Auditorium, 93 Laurel Street, Concord, MA Life in the Balance: Troubled Waters. The Life in the Balance series continues this month with Troubled Waters, a two-part public forum addressing issues and actions that affect the availability and quality of our water supply. Troubled Waters, Part 1: Tapped + the movie, is a free film screening on Friday, October 22, 7-9 p.m., at the Alcott School Auditorium, 93 Laurel Street, Concord, MA. Seating is first come, first served. The Rev. Tony Buquor of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord will facilitate a post-film reflection, giving audience members a chance to share their reactions and questions.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
St. Andrew's Church Parish Hall
79 Denton Road, Wellesley
LWV-Wellesley program on bullying. Click here for more details
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
  Primary Election. Click here for more information about the candidates and the ballot.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Broadmeadow School Candidates Night. View Flyer for more information.