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Announcing the recipient of our 2023 Civic Leadership Award: Wei Han 

Please join the League of Women Voters of Winchester when we honor Wei with this award. The event will be held at the Winchester Jenks Center (109 Skillings Road, Winchester) on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Wei has provided a tremendous service to our community through his leadership with both the Network for Social Justice and the Chinese American Network as well, just to name a few. He is wonderfully collaborative, civic minded and a generous leader who has given his time to many organizations in Winchester.  

We look forward to celebrating Wei Han and hope that you will join us.

Voter Registration Day - September 19, 2023

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 is National Voter Registration Day. This display is currently located in the lobby of the Winchester Public Library. Books were selected from the library’s collection with supplemental material provided by the LWV of Winchester. The display will remain up until Saturday, September 22.

Oppose Photo ID to vote - online Boston Globe poll

The Sunday Boston Globe's pro-con topic this week is whether Massachusetts should require a photo ID to vote. The League opposes requiring photo IDs to vote. The only form of voter fraud such a requirement covers is in-person impersonation of a voter at a polling location, which just about never happens. But such a requirement does impact voter turnout, as Cheryl Crawford of MassVOTE points out in her argument. You can read the League's arguments in its testimony opposing such bills in the last legislative session LWVMA-Testimony-H.762-and-H.792.pdf.

There is a movement, however, to include a photo ID requirement as a ballot question on the November 2024 ballot. We will know Wednesday, September 6, if the attorney general certifies this question so proponents can collect signatures.

In the meantime, in line with the League’s position, PLEASE USE this link and vote NO in the Globe poll.

What's Up with Offshore Wind?

Massachusetts and other New England states are planning on offshore wind as a major factor in meeting renewable energy generation and emissions reduction goals as we transition off fossil fuels. Join us as we take a deep dive into the Northeast’s offshore wind industry and learn about the value of critical offshore wind projects and threats to their timely deployment. Each session has a separate Zoom registration. Sign up for one, two, or all three! See full descriptions and registration links for each session on the LWVMA website. This series is co-hosted by LWVMA and New England for Offshore Wind (NE4OSW).

What's Up with Offshore Wind?

Current Status - Future Plans - Getting It Done

Webinars are 4-5 pm Eastern Time

  • Webinar I, Sep 14: Collaboration and Ambition: Where Offshore Wind Stands Now
  • Webinar II, Nov 16: Opportunities and Obstacles: Costs and Benefits of Offshore Wind
  • Webinar III, Jan 18: Conflicts and Solutions: Overcoming Offshore Wind Opposition

Letters from an American

On August 26, 1920, the U.S. Secretary of State received the official notification from the governor of Tennessee that his state had ratified the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the amendment, and the last one necessary to make the amendment the law of the land once the secretary of state certified it. He did that as soon as he received the notification, making this date the anniversary of the day the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified…read more

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The 2023 membership drive is ongoing.

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