Last Wednesday, the Norwood League of Women Voters had our Annual Meeting. Please click here for our Annual Report Annual Report 2016 May 16. It shows all we have done in the past year.
In the coming year, we will be planning Voter Registration events before the primary and the November elections. We hope to have some educational event around the ballot questions. These things will make the Fall a very busy one this year. I encourage you all to join us in some of the upcoming events. The Voter Service committee will be meeting in mid-June to plan a calendar for the fall. If you are interested in attending the meeting and/or helping with our Voter Service events, please contact our president, Carol MacLeay or Sarah Cullen, Voter Service Chair.
We also voted the following local study for next year: The Study of Renewable Energy and Climate Change: How These Can Affect Norwood Residents. If this is something that interests you, please join the study committee.
Please check out our bulletin for updated information on Norwood League events.
Taking Action Against Climate Change:
A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts
Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Westwood Library, 600 High Street, Westwood, MA
Speakers Marc Breslow, Acting Director of Climate Xchange, and Cathy Buckley, Chair of Massachusetts Sierra Club
Massachusetts, already a national leader in energy efficiency, is poised to take a big step in accelerating the transition to clean energy as proposed legislation for carbon pricing gains support. Our speakers will discuss the need for a carbon pricing program, how it works, who it will impact, and what it will mean for Massachusetts.
See the flyer below for more information.
The League of Women Voters of Westwood-Walpole-Dedham, Needham, Brookline, Hingham, Newton, Norwood, Sharon-Stoughton, and Winchester present Taking Action Against Climate Change: A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts.
Massachusetts, already a national leader in energy efficiency, is poised to take a big step in accelerating the transition to clean energy as proposed legislation for carbon pricing gains support. Join us to learn why we need carbon pricing, what carbon pricing is and how it works, what it means for Massachusetts and how it will impact us.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:30 pm Westwood Public Library 660 High St., Westwood, MA 02090
Speakers: Marc Breslow, Acting Director of Climate Xchange Cathy Buckley, Chair of Massachusetts Sierra Club
Taking Action Against Climate Change: A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts
The Norwood League of Women Voters and the Norwood Junior Woman’s Club are co-sponsoring a Family Volunteer Fair & Non-Profit Showcase. Join us for a fun filled day of child friendly participatory activities to support wonderful non-profit organizations. Lots of food, fun, and a great chance to work together as a family!
Saturday April 30th 11:00a-2:00p at Norwood High School
Family Volunteer Fair & Non-Profit Showcase
The Norwood League of Women voters is sponsoring a forum on education financing this Thursday evening, 7:00-9:00 pm, in the Community Room at the Norwood Police and Fire Station on Nahatan Street. Representatives from local and state government, as well as the state LWV, will be there to present information on education finance policy and procedures, and discuss the foundation budget formula, Circuit Breaker, and legislative efforts to obtain more aid for cities and towns.
We hope that you can attend this important and informative event. See the flyer below for more information.
LWV of Norwood Flyer for Panel Discussion on Education
Our latest bulletin is published! Please click on the Bulletins tab above to find a link to the document.
We have also updated our Advertising Page! Please consider supporting these businesses, who support the Norwood LWV chapter.
Advertising Page 2016 MAK
Lastly, the Norwood League is sponsoring a forum on educational financing. See our flyer here for more information. The event takes place April 14, 2016 at the Community Room in Norwood’s Public Safety Building.
LWV of Norwood Flyer for Panel Discussion on Education
Please make sure you plan to attend our Candidate Forum on Monday, March 21, at 7:00 pm in Memorial Hall at Norwood’s Town Hall. Hear the candidates LIVE, talking about the issues that affect Norwood, and make an informed choice on the ballot on April 4!
We are proud to let you know that Vote411.org is LIVE and loaded with election information for Norwood’s municipal election on April 4.
Click this handy link or go to www.vote411.org, enter your address on the sidebar, and access all the information you need to be informed for our municipal election!
Verify your voter registration status, and compare candidates side by side on the issues that are important to Norwood!
Click “Personalized Races”, choose “Norwood”, and hit “Go To My Races”, and scroll through all the candidate information. You’ll also see links for election event information.
This site will be updated by LWVMA for the state and national elections this fall! Keep it bookmarked for handy reference!
Here are some updates from the Norwood LWV Chapter.
We will be doing voter registration at the following places.
1/27/16 UTI (Universal Technical Institute, Upland Road, Norwood) 12:30-2:00 pm
ITT (ITT Technical School, Rt. 1, Norwood) 5:15-7:30 pm
2/1 Norwood HS 10:45-12:45 pm
We are also looking at the LWVUS Voter411 site, and will hopefully be incorporating that into our website. This will be a great resource for voters in all upcoming elections.
MONEY IN POLITICS
The Money In Politics Consensus Meeting in Needham is on 1/21. Norwood is not having their own study, but we will be hearing from the Needham LWV on their information, and holding our own consensus meeting.
DAY ON THE HILL
The League of Women Voters will be spending Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the Massachusetts State House for Day on the Hill. This day allows LWV members the chance to lobby legislators before the deadline to move bills out of committee.
Norwood’s annual Candidates’ Forum will be held Monday, March 21, at the Town Hall at 7:00 pm. Please plan on attending this very informative evening. All candidates running for municipal office will have a chance to speak and present their candidacy, as well as answer moderated questions.
Democracy only works when you participate.
Stay tuned for other exciting updates!!