LWV-Needham Highlights and Accomplishments 2021-2022

To learn about LWV-Needham’s past year, see our detailed Report of Activities, read the list below and watch our 2-minute video.

The 2021-2022 League year (July 2021-June 2022) featured remote, in-person, and hybrid events as we emerged from some pandemic and mask conditions.

  • For the second year in a row, LWV-Needam was the largest local League in Massachusetts as of the annual February 1 roster update, with 235 members.
  • Participated in the Needham Parade on July 4, 2021.
  • Co-sponsored the Civics Series, with Needham Community Education.
  • Completed a survey and posted results of Needham Town Meeting Member communication.
  • Supported Needham HS implementation of new civics education law through:
  •   Creating videos and advocacy guide.
  •   Holding first NHS Civics Showcase with 100 students presenting their advocacy projects.
  • Two local elections; encouraged people to run through posts and “How to Run” training.
  • Posted Voter Guides for both local elections; all 240 Town Meeting Member seats plus 10 offices.
  • Candidate forums on Zoom for both elections.
  • Co-produced with the Needham Channel eight get-out-the-vote public service announcements (PSAs).
  • Continued to register voters – North Hill and NHS Club.
  • Several advocacy events, including leading “meet the specialists” events and advocating for bills state-wide.
  • Met with Needham’s state legislators on Zoom and in person and with our US Representative on Zoom.
  • Supported Action Teams for immigration, gender equity, housing, and Meatless Monday Needham.
  • Focused on NUARI statement at our Program Planning event.
  • Held two public forums (affordable housing & Needham Public Schools nutrition program)
  • Began effort to hold outreach meetings with local groups.
  • Supported LWV-Needham at Needham High School Club (43 members).