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ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS


  ANNUAL MEETING & CIVIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

Our Annual Meeting and Civic Leadership Award will be held Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 AM via Zoom.

  All members are invited to join and will receive the Zoom link a few days prior to that date. In the meantime, please review the meeting documents (*UPDATED* proposed budget and slate posted here) as members will be asked to vote on them. The first part of the program will be a celebration of our annual Civic Leadership Award recipient, Susan Verdiccio - announcement here

We encourage you to make it a morning with the League! The LWVMA Council meeting will also be on June 11 beginning at 9 AM via Zoom so there is time to participate in both events.  The keynote speakers for the Council meeting are Ellen Clegg, former Editorial Page Editor of The Boston Globe, and Northeastern University Professor Dan Kennedy. Their remarks will focus on the collapse of community journalism and its causes. We will learn, too, of the alternative paths that entrepreneurial journalists are creating to keep providing news and information citizens need to govern themselves in a democracy.  This is a topic important to our League given the very limited Winchester news coverage for some time now in the Winchester Star.  

We are allowed to send four delegates who will vote for LWVMA Officers and Directors during the brief business meeting preceding the presentation by Ms. Clegg and Mr. Kennedy.  If you are interested in being a delegate, please e-mail marilynmullane@me.com  See full details at https://lwvma.org/lwvma-council-2022/


WINCHESTER TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN

The Town of Winchester is developing a transportation plan to continue making our community a safer, more accessible, and more enjoyable place to get around by all modes of transportation. There are two ways in the coming weeks to tell us about your experiences with and ideas for getting around town by walking, biking, transit, and driving:

§   Online survey and mapping tool: Use a web-based tool to share how you and your family travel around Winchester and show us which streets and intersections in Winchester could be better. Access the page at bit.ly/wtpwebsurvey (performs best on a computer).


NON-CITIZEN VOTING IN WINCHESTER: CITIZENS PETITION - TOWN MEETING - APRIL 25, 2022

APRIL 30 UPDATE - LWVW, in partnership with the Network for Social Justice, are pleased to announce that Warrant Article 8, which allows for a home rule petition to proceed and provide non-citizen legal residents the ability to vote in local town elections, has passed. The results were 79 in favor, 74 against and 7 abstaining. Thank you Town Meeting Members for your thoughtful debate and consideration of this article.

To Watch The April 13 Forum Recording Click Here

Click here to read the full text of the proposed Home Rule Petition, as well as some Frequently Asked Questions that explain the article up for consideration.

Read the Town of Winchester's Memo on Citizens Petition concerning An Act to Extend Local Voting Rights to all Adult Residents of the Town of Winchester that is coming before the Spring Town Meeting April 25, 2022 (click here).

For More Information and FAQs On Non-Citizen Voting Click Here


THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION: MARCH 19, 2022 - 

31% VOTER TURNOUT!!!

**OFFICIAL RESULTS POSTED**

(CLICK HERE)


VIEW THE LWVW VOTER GUIDES AND DEBATES

(CLICK HERE)

Not Sure Which Precinct You Live In? (click here)

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



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2022!

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 

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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.

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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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