The Right to Vote is Worth Commemorating

Check out this beautiful statue in Market Square, Knoxville, TN, in honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the right to vote!

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“The women of today–free to study, to speak, to write, to choose their occupation–should remember that every inch of this freedom was bought for them at a great price…the debt that each generation owes to the past, it must pay to the future.”

Exciting Fall Events and Happenings in the Norwood League!

Please see the attached flyers for some exciting League events this fall, including a table at Norwood Day, a fundraising night out at The Chateau in Norwood, and a survey for town residents about citizen needs.

Tell the Norwood LWV what you think Norwood needs to build capacity and better serve its citizens with our easy survey!
Norwood Citizen Survey

Come learn about the Norwood League at our Fall Kickoff Meeting!
Norwood League Fall Kickoff 2014

Enjoy a nice night out for dinner and help support the Norwood League’s efforts in voter education and service? Pasta, wine, and democracy, anyone? Print this easy coupon and we receive a portion of sales.
Chateau Fundraising Dinner Coupon

Women Have Had the Vote for 96 Years–Come Celebrate On Boston Common!

Join us at the Swan Boats for Women’s Equality Day!

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement and the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Committee (WSCC) invite you to celebrate Women’s Equality Day!

Tuesday, Aug. 26th, 2014
Swan Boats, Boston Public Garden
12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

(The swan boat docks are next to the Public Garden footbridge on the Charles Street side.)

Come Celebrate the 94th Anniversary of Women Getting the Vote!
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted on Aug. 26th, , 1920, giving women the right to vote and marking a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women’s rights.

Speakers include:
Alicia Canady Adamson, Senior Director, Affinity Programs & Events
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and Founder of The Young Black Women’s Society Inc.

Fredie Kay, Chair, Women’s Suffrage Celebration Committee

Martha Coakley, Massachusetts Attorney General

Victoria Budson, Executive Director
Harvard University Women and Public Policy Program

Please RSVP to WSCC@state.ma.us

National Voter Registration Day, September 23!

September 23, 2014 is National Voter Registration Day. On that day the Norwood League of Women Voters will be registering voters in time for the Fall general election. In addition to helping folks register to vote, the Norwood League will be conducting a survey to discover how the residents of Norwood view the services that the town provides.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization, which:

• acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels.

• builds citizen participation in the democratic process

• engages communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.

For more information about joining the League of Women Voters, or to see a list of locations where the League will be registering voters, go to lwvnorwoodma.org .

REGISTER TO VOTE FOR FALL ELECTIONS!!!

The Norwood LWV League of Women Voters will be registering voters:

Farmers Market on the Norwood Town Common on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 12:30 to 5 pm.

Wednesday, August 6th, at the Concert on the Common from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Come down and say hello!!!

Needham LWV Agricultural Study Meetings

You’re Invited To

League of Women Voters of Needham

Agriculture Meetings

When: Wednesday, April 9 at 9:15a.m

Where: Wingate Residences

235 Gould St., Needham

(enter parking garage and take

elevator to 2nd

floor)

or

When: Thursday, April 10 at 7p.m.

Where: North Hill

865 Central Ave., Needham

The meetings are part of a national LWV study

to update the League’s advocacy position on

agriculture. Topics include~

· Food Safety and Labeling

· Animal Management Practices

· New Technologies/R & D

· Federal Agriculture Policies

Come discuss the politics of food.

Norwood VFW Ladies’ Auxilliary Spring Fling!

The Ladies Auxilliary of the VFW is holding a Spring Fling Saturday April 12th from 7pm to midnight. The cost is $10 per person. There will be dinner, dancing and raffles. All proceeds will benefit the VFW Ladies Auxilliary programs which help veterans and their families.

The dinner will be a buffet of many dishes including pasta and meatballs, chicken cacciatore, lasagna, salad, dessert and other dishes that I don’t know about yet.

There will be a DJ and lots of dancing.

If you are looking for a night of fun and good food and drink, consider coming and bringing a friend or your significant other.

Money and Politics Discussion, Finally Rescheduled!

A presentation by the League of Women Voters of Westwood-Walpole Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Westwood Library, 668 High Street.

Citizens United has been described as another nail in the coffin of democracy. Where do “we the people” stand in a post Citizens United world? Does our political system work on behalf of the general public good? Can citizen engagement still work to protect the people’s interests, or has the voice of citizens been neutered by the special interests of politicians and profit-driven corporations? Please join us for a presentation and discussion of these important questions and related issues.

Norwood LWV Candidates Forum

Join the Norwood League of Women Voters for their semi-annual Candidates Forum on Monday, March 24 at 7:00 at Norwood Town Hall. All candidates running for municipal office in Norwood will be there to state their positions and take questions from residents.

LWV Video Contest

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) invites all Massachusetts high
school students to enter the “Dear Future Governor…” Student Video Contest.
Please encourage any high school students you know to be part of this fun initiative designed to foster youth civic awareness! We need your help to get the word out.

What is the “Dear Future Governor…” Student Video Contest?
The Massachusetts gubernatorial election is just 9 months away! LWVMA is asking Massachusetts high school students to submit two-minute videos illustrating a problem or issue in their communities that the next Governor should address.

Are there prizes? YES! First place wins $1000; second place wins $500; and third place wins $250. The winning videos will be publicized and appear on the LWVMA website.
Who can enter?

The Contest is open to any Massachusetts high school student in grades 9-12.
When is the Contest?

Entries may be submitted online at http://www.lwvma.org starting February 1, 2014. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014. Judging will take place in April, and winners will be announced in May.
What can you do to help?

Please forward this email to high school students, educators or anyone you think will be interested. Please download a flyer to print and share. Or follow us on Facebook and share our posts.
For more information: Please go to www.lwvma.org, email us at lwvma@lwvma.org or call

617-523-2999