UPCOMING EVENTS

09 Feb 2016 9:30 AM (EST) • Gardner Auditorium, State House, Boston
23 Mar 2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd. Winchester

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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.

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                  HOT TOPIC

     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 7 - 8:30

      at the GRIFFIN MUSEUM of PHOTOGRAPHY


                         

Please mark your calendars for our Hot Topic event, early this spring: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7-8:30 PM at the Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890. You don't want to miss this one!

The League of Women Voters of Winchester, with support from the Daniel Scharfman Foundation, is pleased to have as our speaker, Andrea James, the executive director and founder of Families for Justice as Healing, a criminal justice reform organization which focuses on the incarceration of women and its impact on children and communities. Ms. James, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, will discuss the high number of incarcerated women who are primary caretakers in the United States and her efforts to support a shift toward community wellness as an alternative to incarceration. She was instrumental in the introduction of H.1382, a bill to create community alternative sentencing for people convicted of nonviolent offenses who are primary caretakers of dependent children, into the MA legislature in 2015. Ms. James is also the author of UpperBunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On The Politics of MassIncarceration A Letter To My Children From A Mad, Black, Incarcerated Mother and a children's book, My Grandparents Are Polar Bears.


This program will be open to the public. Please invite your friends!

























MASSACHUSETTS ELECTION REFORMS 2015 - 16

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   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.

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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!


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P.O. Box 1033
Winchester, Massachusetts 01890

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