NPA-TV Airings of Candidate Forum

Unable to attend our Candidates’ Forum last Wednesday night? NPA TV will be showing the LWV Candidates’ Forum at the following times this weekend:

Friday 7 pm
Saturday 4 pm
Sunday 9 am and 9 pm

These will be aired on Comcast 22, Norwood Light 24, Verizon 33.

They will also be showing the Tom Cummings show with the debate between John Rogers and Tim Hempton at the following times:

Friday 8 pm
Saturday 9 am and 5 pm
Sunday noon and 6 pm

This show will be aired on Comcast 8, Norwood Light 23 and Verizon 35.

Norwood League Candidate Forum Tomorrow Night!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22,  is the Norwood League of Women Voters’ Candidates’ Night.  We hope you can attend.
Senator Rush will be at the event.  Many of the County candidates will be attending and we will have a chance to learn more about County government.
After the candidates, there will be a ballot question forum.
The Forum will be held at the Norwood Town Hall Memorial Hall, at 7:00pm. We hope to see you there!

Fifth Ballot Question in Some MA Communities on November 4

The League of Women Voters has obtained a sample ballot for Norwood related to the upcoming state general election.  There is a fifth ballot question listed on Norwood’s ballot. Our League has called the Secretary of State’s office, and confirmed the validity of this question, and that it will appear on SOME communities’ ballots in November.

The text of the question reads as follows:

“Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as “clinics” and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health?”

It is a non-binding ballot question, and it was filed by Massachusetts resident Anne Fox,  781-449-1774.

Since this question does NOT APPEAR in the Voter Registration Guide mailed to Massachusetts households, the Norwood League wishes to inform voters in this community of its appearance on the ballot.

League of Women Voters’ Election Guide Available!

From the State League: All 21 candidates for statewide offices on the November ballot have answered questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. Their responses are presented in a Voters’ Guide to Statewide Offices now available on the League’s website, www.lwvma.org.

The five candidates for governor answered questions on economic development, education, transportation, climate change and health care. Candidates for lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor answered questions specific to those offices.

Voters can use the guide to read each candidate’s responses to all the questions or to read all the candidates’ responses to a particular question. “We hope voters across the Commonwealth will use this voters’ guide to help make informed choices as they go to the polls on Nov. 4,” said Anne Borg, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts. “We are pleased to be able to provide this information and thank all the candidates for their willingness to participate in the guide.”

You can also find a sample letter to the editor, a sample op-ed article, and guidelines for holding forums on the ballot questions on the website, under Member Resources, for the 2014 ballot question resources.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues.

October/November Bulletin Available

Please check our our Bulletin tab for this month’s League of Women Voters Bulletin!

43rd Annual Harvard LWV Garage Sale

See the attached flyer for information on the Harvard LWV Garage Sale, Saturday, October 11.

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Chateau Fundraiser is TONIGHT!!!!

Bring this coupon to The Chateau in Norwood TONIGHT, and 20% of your bill will help the Norwood League of Women Voters continue with their voter service and education initiatives.

In the last 12 days, the Norwood League has registered 54 people to vote!!!  Next month, we will have our Candidate Forum for the upcoming General Election. Your dinner out will help support the costs of those initiatives.  The coupon is good for takeout, too!

 

Chateau Fundraising Dinner Coupon

National Voter Registration Day

The Norwood League of Women Voters was out and about town today, registering people to vote.  Here’s how we did today:

Norwood High School : 16 citizens
UTI, Norwood campus: 3 citizens
ITT Tech, Norwood campus: 9 citizens
Willett Early Childhood Center Open House: 5 citizens.
That’s 33 just today! Plus, on Norwood Day, we registered 12 citizens,  at the Norwood HS Open House, 2 citizens, and at the Oldham Elementary School Open House, 7 citizens!
That’s a total of 54 in 10 days!!!!!
Democracy was definitely NOT a spectator sport today!!!

 

LWV MA Candidates Guide for the Primary Election

The Massachusetts Primary Election is Tuesday, 9/9.  Use the link below for the LWV of MA candidates guide.

 

Westwood/Walpole League Fall Kickoff Meeting

See the link below for a flyer detailing the Westwood/Walpole LWV Fall Kickoff Meeting being held at the Westwood Public Library at 668 High Street, Westwood on September 17 at 7:00 pm.

Peter Levine, nationally recognized speaker who spoke at the LWVUS convention this year, will be addressing us on
the issues presented in his current book, We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For. It looks to be an informative and interesting evening.

Do we need better leaders or better citizens?