Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and for League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Council on Aging Building Rochester Election Day.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
LWVMA Convention 2017, The Future of Democracy: Facing the Challenges. Question about convention? Please contact the LWVMA Office at (617) 523-2999.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Music Hall Candidates' Night.
Monday, May 8, 2017
ORRHS Mattapoiset Town Meeting.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Sippican School Marion Town Meeting.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Cushing Community Center (Old VFW) Marion Election Day.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Old Hammondtown School Mattapoisett Election Day.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Rochester Memorial School Rochester Town Meeting.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
State House, Beacon Hill, Boston Make the League's Voice Heard on Beacon Hill Oct. 24. Note: check your email for information packet links set to all members.

You are needed to help make the League's voice heard at the State House. Please come to the League's annual Day on the Hill lobby day this Tuesday, October 24.

Day on the Hill, with the theme and the goal of Moving the Needle on League Priorities, will be in the Great Hall on the second floor of the State House, with coffee at 9:30 a.m. and the program starting promptly at 10. After the program ends at noon, plan to meet with your own Senator and Representative.

Keynote speakers will be two of the top women in the legislature--Rep. Patricia Haddad, Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, and Sen. Cynthia Creem, Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate.

The program will focus on legislation in four priority action areas we voted at the April convention:

Elections and voting: Automatic voter registration bill
Climate change and the environment: Carbon pricing bills
Immigration: Safe communities bill
Criminal justice reform: Newly-released omnibus bill

We will also have a brief how-to-lobby session so you are prepared to talk to your own Senator and Representative.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Marion Music Hall Immigration Panel Discussion. The LWV/MMR will co-sponsor with the Elizabeth Taber Library a program on immigration on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 PM in the Music Hall in Marion. It is not a political event but rather a community outreach effort to develop a better understanding of the complex issue of immigration in the greater New Bedford area. Speakers will be Helena DaSilva-Hughes, Executive Director of the Immigrants' Assistance Center (IAC) and Corinn Williams, Executive Director of the Community Economic Development Center (CEDC), both of New Bedford.