Walk Around Norwood’s Historical Neighborhood!

Walk Around the Historic Neighborhood

The Norwood Historical Society will host a walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding its headquarters at 93 Day Street on Wednesday, June 24, beginning at 7:00 pm. Join local historians Bob Donahue and Patti Fanning as they talk about local sites including the Masonic Temple, the Sanborn block, and the former homes of Joseph Day, Joel Baker, and Lyman Smith. And, there will be a few surprises as we peer into Norwood’s past. The tour will begin and end at the Day House where refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information call the Norwood Historical Society at 781-762-9197 or check the website at www.norwoodhistoricalsociety.org

Community Preservation Act Meeting

The Planning Board is hosting an informational meeting about the Community Preservation Act onTuesday, June 16th at 7:00 at the Civic Center.
In 2001-2 the Norwood League of Women Voters did a study of the CPA.  This from our Annual Report:

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT – 2001-2002

Supports use of CPA grant money for affordable housing, and preservation of land and historic buildings, particularly if there is a special project that the Town is interested in.

(Annual Report 2002)

 
At the time, the town did not opt to become part of the CPA Trust.  Come to the meeting and find out more about this.
Attached is the flyer.  Share it with your friends.

Happy Anniversary, LWV!

May 27, 2015, marks the 95th anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. Thank you to Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito for recognizing this important occasion.

 

Since its founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has consistently worked to increase citizen participation and civic education as a necessary part of democratic government. LWVMA has provided the citizens of the Commonwealth with nonpartisan, balanced information on candidates, election issues, and public policy matters, encouraging voter registration, informed voting, and an understanding of government.  We have striven to achieve legislation that promotes the public interest, and we have worked to be a force for citizens and a voice for change.

 

To our members and supporters:  Thank you for helping us Make Democracy Work for 95 years!

Video Presentation: Fixing Our Broken Democracy

If you have 36 minutes, take a look at the presentation on Fixing Our Broken Democracy, about the scope of big money in our lives. It’s been eye-opening. Please take the time to watch this video. It gives a history of our country’s struggle with corporations taking over, how this was fixed once, and what needs to be done now.

Please pass this on to your friends.

Fixing Our Broken Democracy Event

South Suburbs Democracy Club presents:

FIXING OUR BROKEN DEMOCRACY

— You are invited to this important discussion —

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Thursday, May 28, 2015
7: -8:30 p.m.
Meeting Room, Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, MA

Have you ever wondered how it is that corporations have such immense power over our elections? How is this affecting our 2016 Presidential politics and how you feel about being involved?

Join us to view a brief video and have a discussion with the author, Paul Lauenstein, on the role of corporate money and how it distorts and corrupts our electoral and political system of democratic, representative government at the federal, state and local level.

Learn about the history of “corporate personhood”, money = speech, and how citizens across the country are rallying to the cause to abolish corporate personhood and restore democracy to our election process.

New Monthly Bulletin and Ad Page

Check out our bulletin of Spring activities! Also, print our ad page and support businesses that support the League!

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Fellow League Members at Day on the Hill

LWVMA’s annual lobbying day is Tuesday, April 28, in Gardner Auditorium at the State House. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Our theme this year is “A Vision for Massachusetts” as the new legislative session begins.

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg will be our keynote speaker, touching on his vision for Massachusetts and the priorities for legislators this term.

Board Meeting – May 5th

LWV Norwood May Board Meeting will be on May 5, 2015 in the Willett Room of the Civic Center at 7:00 pm sharp.  Anyone interested in learning about the League is welcome to attend.

“Inequality For All” Movie Night with the Westwood/Walpole League

The Movie Inequality for All has been rescheduled to March because of all of our problems with our Bread and Soup meeting. This movie features Robert Reich and discusses the problems with income disparity in our county. My apology to the member from Dedham who did not get the message and came to the date in February!
Inequality for All
Monday, March 16, 7 PM
Westwood Library

Norwood Candidate’s Night, March 23rd!!!

The Norwood League of Women Voters is hosting a Candidates’ Night on March 23, 2015in Memorial Hall at the Norwood Town Hall.  The forum will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

All the Candidates for local town-wide offices have been invited to attend.  All candidates, both those with opposition and those without,  will have the opportunity to address the audience and answer questions posed by the League of Women Voters and audience members.

 

This Forum is open to the public and all interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

 

The League of Women Voters of Norwood, a non-partisan, political, organization encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

 

As a non-partisan organization, the League neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate.  However, the League does study issues and, if a consensus is reached, will advocate for those issues.

 

The League of Women Voters welcomes new members who are interested in making a difference in their community.  For more information about the League, contact President, Carol MacLeay, 617-510-1139.