Taking Action Against Climate Change: A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts

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


Family Volunteer Fair & Non-Profit Showcase

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

Forum on Education Financing This Thursday!!

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

Updates from the Norwood League

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

Candidate Forum, March 21

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!

Exciting News from the League of Women Voters: Vote411 Is Live!!

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!

Norwood LWV News and Events

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.



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.



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!!



Breaking Barriers Forum at Boston College

Breaking Barriers

This Friday at Boston College Law School’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy:  BREAKING BARRIERS:  GENDER POLITICS IN GOVERNMENT.  Panelists are Katherine Clark, Kerry Healey, Evelyn Murphy, and Jane Swift.

Please click the link above for a flyer and more information.

Democracy Under Siege Forum at Harvard University

Democracy Under Siege
Thursday, October 29, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Tsai Auditorium, Harvard University
CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

A Scholars Strategy Network Forum

What Changes in Business Organization Mean for American Democracy
Jacob Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Thwarting the Majority: Unequal Voice and Gridlock in American Democracy
Martin Gilens, Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Benjamin I. Page, Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making, Northwestern University

The Hard Right Tilt — Roots, Results, and Remedies
Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Sociology and Government, Harvard University; Co-founder and Director of the Scholars Strategy Network
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Ph.D. Candidate in Government and Social Policy, Harvard University

This event is co-sponsored by the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

Upcoming LWV Events in Massachusetts

The Sudbury League is holding an educational forum on Marijuana in Massachusetts Sunday, Nov. 8, at2:30 p.m.

Marijuana in Massachusetts.flyer

The Needham League is Co-sponsoring this program with Green Needham Collaborative this comingThursday, October 22 at the Needham Library beginning at 7:30 pm.  Attached is a flyer.

GNC Food waste flier

At a time when many Americans suffer from hunger, up to 40% of food of the food in the U.S. goes uneaten — culled as imperfect and unsalable by producers, discarded by grocery stores, uneaten by restaurant & cafeteria customers, and thrown away in people’s homes. As daunting as the problem seems, there are solutions that offer multiple benefits. These solutions will be the subject of a presentation co-sponsored by Green Needham Collaborative and the Needham League of Women Voters. “Too Good to Waste: Creative Solutions for Reducing Food Waste” will be presented on Thursday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.at the Needham Library.  Joshua Cook, Green Business Specialist for the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection, and Greg Smith, the Superintendent of the Needham RTS, will speak about state and local actions to reduce food waste. Food waste reduction tips for households will also be provided.
Lastly, The UN is celebrating its 70th Anniversary and the LWVUS has been asked to be a part of it, as founding members of the organization.  Actually our efforts in 1944 were instrumental in urging the Senate to ratify the UN charter and to gain support within the US State Department (which wasn’t onboard). Eleanor Roosevelt is also featured prominently highlighting the work she did with League of Women Voters as a past member of the LWVNY Board and LWVUS Chair of the “Legislation” (which I believe was the precursor to the Advocacy) Committee–for stirring her political non-partisan passions & needed when she helped to create the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  I do hope that you’ll have an opportunity to “attend” via webtv.un.org on  this Thursday, October 22 at 11am.