03 Dec 2015 • DPW


The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters has been steadily active through the years since its founding - always focused on voter services. Working on local, state and national issues, the local League had made its mark through study groups, consensus votes, local forums and debates.

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Constitutional Amendment Study Consensus Meeting

Coming up very soon on Saturday, November 7, 2015,
9 am to noon at the Sanborn House, 21 High St. Winchester
MA.  A chance for you to help shape League policy on this important vehicle to amend the Constitution.

The Constitutional Amendment Study Guide includes the Consensus Questions as well as Pro and Con Arguments, background materials and Points of View.  In addition to the Study Guide which contains links to extensive reading material,  brief synopses of 2 articles prepared by the LWVUS Study Committee on Constitutional Amendments on viewpoints on amending the Constitution  espoused by Professors Kathleen Sullivan and Adrian Vermeule are also on line.

Agenda for the morning:
  • 9-9:15 a.m.  Gathering and light refreshments
  • 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Power Point Presentation by Marilyn Mullane
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m. Part I Considerations for Evaluating Constitutional Amendment Proposals
  • 10:15-10:50 a.m. Part II Aspects of an Article V Constitutional Convention
  • 10:50-11:30 a.m. Part III Balancing Questions
  • 11:30-11:45 Recap by Jean Herbert, our note taker

We are pleased to partner with the Arlington LWV for the first part of the morning.  They will be having their own consensus meeting from 9:30-11:45 a.m. in a separate room.

Please rsvp by Monday, November 2, 2015 to Patty Shepard, shepard.patty@gmail.com, our lead for the Constitutional Amendment Study.  Also, please do review the League materials and be prepared for a great discussion. Finally, please bring your own copy of the Consensus Questions including any notes you may have made.

Here's Winchester!


On-Line Voter Registration

Effective:  June 2015

The law allows anyone with a driver's license or RMV issued ID to register to vote online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

Pre-Registration of 16 and 17 year- olds

Effective:  August 2016

The law allows 16 and 17 year- olds to register at the RMV, online, or using paper voter registration forms, and they will receive notification and automatically go on the voter rolls when they turn 18.


If you have any questions or comments about the League of Women Voters of Winchester or you just want to get in touch, please email our spokeswoman, Jo-Ann Michalak!


Are you concerned about the role "Big Money" is playing in the elections this year?  Join us for a forum on the topic -

  • Tuesday, November 17
  • 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
  • Winchester Public Library
  • Smith Room
  • 80 Washington Street, Winchester

Guest Panelists
Senator Pat Jehlen
Representative Michael Day
Kim Whittaker, Fundraiser

The Study Guide for the Money in Politics Consensus includes  the Consensus Questions and background information.  Please read this link to learn about the League's existing positions.

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Winchester, Massachusetts 01890

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