LWV-Needham Joins the Needham July 4th Celebrations

The League of Women Voters of Needham has participated in the Needham July 4th Parades or Festivities since 2015. Our themes reflect our mission: Empowering Voters – Defending Democracy.

LWV-Needham is committed to bringing our messages of voting, advocacy for the environment, and honoring the women who have come before us, while enjoying being part of the Needham community’s annual festivities.

We have received four Exchange Club awards:
2022: Grand Marshall’s Award
2020 & 2021: No awards (COVID-19 pandemic)
2019: Grand Prize
2017: Grand Marshall’s Award
2016: Independence Award
2015: Spirit of America Award

July 4, 2022

The Needham League of Women Voters brought awareness to the Climate Emergency with its 2022 float entry in the Needham July 4, 2022 Parade. The float, “It’s in Our Hands” reminded parade watchers that we all need to work together for the future of our planet.

Watch the one-minute video of our float here!


July 4, 2021

In 2021 the League of Women Voters of Needham celebrated our emerging from the pandemic as we declared “Open for Business.”

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July 4, 2020

In 2020 the parade was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Exchange Club invited residents of Needham to decorate their homes. The League of Women Voters of Needham decorated a home with the theme of voting in the 2020 fall elections.

July 4, 2019

In 2019 the League of Women Voters of Needham was awarded the Grand Prize for its float honoring the Silent Sentinels.

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July 4, 2018

For the fourth consecutive year, LWV-Needham participated in the Needham July 4 parade.

The League returned to its message of voting in preparation for the 2018 election, while maintaining our emphasis on sustainability with a zero-emissions foot-powered float, a tradition started in 2016.

We also continued our tradition of honoring the women’s suffrage movement by wearing purple sashes.

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July 4, 2017

The League of Women Voters/Green Needham foot-powered float was a huge hit at the July 4 parade! The organizations assembled a “grand coalition” of groups in town working on environmental issues: 46 marchers representing 11 organizations and houses of worship!

The marchers and the float made a beautiful statement of how many people in Needham care about the environment and are working on sustainability in their different ways.

The foot-powered float won the Grand Marshall’s Award for Creativity of Design!

Thanks to Green Needham and the LWVMA Citizen Education Fund for supporting this activity.

July 4, 2016

The League of Women Voters brought the message of voting in the upcoming November 2016 election, kicking off the NeedhamVOTES 2016 project.
The foot powered ballot float was the centerpiece.
The purple sashes honor the suffragists that led the charge for the 19th amendment in 1920, the same year the League of Women Voters was founded.
League members followed the suffragist with signs encouraging all citizens to vote!
LWV-Needham was awarded the Independence Trophy!


July 4, 2015

The League of Women Voters, in honor of its 75th Anniversary Celebration, rekindled its participation in the Needham July 4 parade in 2015. The League was awarded the Spirit of America trophy.