Do you know why invasive plants are harmful beyond our gardens, extending to the local food web? Are you curious about which invasive plants are in our area? How can we recognize them? How can we eliminate them from our own yards and community?
Dr. Olson is a professor in the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program at Brandeis University, with a PhD in evolutionary biology and ecology, specifically in the ecology of “tri-trophic” interactions: host plants, the insects that feed on these plants, and the wasps, birds, and other predators that feed on those insects. He also teaches courses in water & sanitation, climate change, ecotourism, environmental impact assessment, and environmental health.
A question and answer period will follow. Light refreshments will be served at 9:30and the speaker will begin at 9:45. The event is free and open to the public.
Independence Day marks the birth of our nation and the signing of the Declaration of Independence that outlined the key tenets that our Constitution would be based on. In addition to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, our founding fathers also envisioned people having the power of our democracy in their hand.
Every year, the League of Women Voters empowers millions of voters in local, state and federal elections. For 95 years, we’ve been committed to making sure all eligible voters are registered, have the information they need to participate in elections and have their vote counted. Every election, whether local, state or federal, is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities.
Each Election Day, millions of voters head to the polls to be heard on the issues most important to them – don’t let anyone be left out. Voting brings us together as Americans – it is the one time when we are all equal. Every vote counts and our votes make a difference. Share VOTE411.org with your networks and remind the people in your life to update their voter registration information or register for the first time.
Thank you for Making Democracy Work®.
Senior Director of Elections
League of Women Voters
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
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!
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.
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.
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.