The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
How do invasive plants damage local food webs?
What are the invasive plants in our area?
How can we recognize them?
How can we eliminate them from our own yards and community?
Come hear Dr. Eric Olson, professor in the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program at Brandeis University, speak to these issues.
In recognition of the studies being done by LWVUS and the critical importance of the topic, our Opening Meeting this year will focus on the issue of Money in Politics. Our guest speaker, State Senator Jamie Eldridge (Acton), has been a champion at the State House on legislation to combat the corrupting influence of money in our elections and government.
6:30 p.m. - Refreshments
7:00 p.m. - History and Current State of Money in Politics
8:00 p.m. - Senator Jamie Eldridge remarks and Q+A. Representative Denise Garlick will introduce Senator Eldridge and join him for the Question and Answer session.
Opening Meeting is an occasion for LWVN members and guests to come together, hear an interesting local speaker, and get started on the new League year. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!
Friday Forums on the following topics:
Pre-primary and general election State Senate Candidate Forums
Needham High School Voter Registration Drive
Public Forums on the following topics:
Online Voters' Guide for November 2014 state election
Website and Facebook page to keep voters informed
Warrant Meetings/Orientation for new Town Meeting Members
Candidates Forum for local elections
Public service television productions (with the Needham Channel)
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