LWV-Needham Highlights and Accomplishments 2020-2021
To learn about LWV-Needham’s past year, see our detailed Report of Activities, read the list below and watch our 3-minute video.
Although the entire 2020-2021 League year (July 2020-June 2021) occurred under pandemic conditions, with no in-person meetings or events, the League of Women Voters of Needham was able to accomplish a great deal, as listed below.
- Became the largest local League in Massachusetts as of the annual February 1 roster update, with 219 members (225 as of May 27, 2021).
- For each of the three elections, created a web portal for all election information. Election information for the three elections had more than 10,000 views.
- Seven candidate forums involving 44 candidates on Zoom:
- State Primary: Congressional District 4, Sheriff, and three Norfolk County Offices.
- State Election: Sheriff, County Commissioner.
- Needham Election: Candidates Night for School Committee and Select Board and Meet the Candidates for uncontested races.
- Needham High School Club integral part of two of the seven forums.
- Created or posted Voter Guides for all candidates for office and Town Meeting.
- Co-produced with the Needham Channel nine get-out-the-vote public service announcements (PSAs) shared.
- Produced “Women’s Suffrage 100 Years: LWV Exhibit on the Common,” an experiential art exhibit featuring colored sashes with suffrage-related names on them, suspended from the seven trees on the town common. Displayed October 17-30 to coincide with the early voting period for the November election.
- Co-sponsored the Civics Series, with Needham Community Education.
- Met with all three Needham state legislators, Norfolk County Sheriff, and US Representative on Zoom.
- Supported Action Teams for immigration, gender equity, housing, and Meatless Monday Needham.
- Completed study of Needham Elected Boards and Offices.
- Supported LWV-Needham at Needham High School Club (21 members).