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ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

LWVW OPEN MEETING - BRING A FRIEND

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Winchester Public Library and Virtual

The League of Women Voters' cordially invites all members to our open meeting on January 11, 2023 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

After a brief business meeting including the acceptance of the Treasurer's report (click here for a copy: Treasurer's report), there will be a panel discussion on running for state and local office as a woman.

The panel discussion will be facilitated by Susan Verdicchio and include:

  • State Rep. Michelle Ciccolo, who represents Winchester's Precinct 6 in the MA House of Representatives
  • Ruth Trimarchi, Winchester Board of Health Chair and Town Meeting member
  • Stephanie Zaremba, Winchester Town Meeting member

This will be an in person event held in the large meeting room of the Winchester Public Library. You are welcome to bring a friend, a young person or any one interested in the League and how to run for office. This is sure to be an informative and fun event.





Missed the Debates or Ballot Forums?

Learn More Here!

The 5th Middlesex District State Senate Debate between Jason Lewis (D) and Edward Dombroski (R), recorded on October 17, 2022 (the debate begins at ~14:40 into the recording).

LWV Forum (both the pro and con viewpoints presented) on Ballot Question #1, Additional Tax on Income Over One Million Dollars, recorded on October 13, 2022.

Recording of the LWV Forum on Ballot Question #2 (Regulation of Dental Insurance) and Ballot Question #3 (Expanded Availability of Licenses for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages).

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) and the Transportation for Massachusetts coalition (T4MA) hosted an  Advocacy Forum endorsing Yes on Ballot Question #4 (Eligibility for Driver’s Licenses) for Safer Roads.

Please learn more about the LWVMA Board votes on these various ballot questions.

As an additional resource regarding the four ballot questions, WGBH has created a good summation of the arguments for and against each question. 



Climate Solutions Week


Federal, state and local trends, programs and opportunities are helping reduce carbon pollution and make communities like Winchester more resilient. Yes, there are solutions to climate change, and they are available here and now!

Winchester has adopted a 2020 Climate Action Plan that will reduce our Town's greenhouse gas pollution 80% by 2050 and hired a Sustainability Director to implement the Plan. To help our community learn about how each of us can help solve the climate crisis, the town hosted Climate Solutions Week from September 24 - October 2, 2022.

You can read the summary of events and learn practical tips and strategies that take advantage of available technology and financial incentives on the Town's Climate Solutions Week web page.



Please Note: The League of Women Voters of Winchester is a nonpartisan organization that does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.



Support the League!

2023!

Membership drive for next year has begun

Please join or renew your membership today.  Your dues will be used to support League activities on local, state and national levels:

     Annual membership: $65

     Sustaining membership: $100 

ONLINE PAYMENT OF DUES is the fastest and most convenient way to update your membership!

To join or renew membership online, click here.  

To send payment by mail, please send your check to: LWVW, PO Box 1033, Winchester, MA 01890. Kindly provide your email address (and cell phone number as you desire) to receive timely notice of current issues and upcoming events.

As always, we thank you for the support of your local League.   Any amount you may wish to donate is welcome...

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Save the Date

Jimmy Tingle Fundraiser - POSTPONED

Please note the LWV-Winchester's Jimmy Tingle Fundraiser scheduled for SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 has been postponed to a future date to be determined.

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