Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, March 5, 2021
9:30am VIA ZOOM
The comfort of your own home via Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89544253200

Webinar ID: 895 4425 3200
First Friday Forum - What Does It Mean that Lexington is an MBTA Community?. On January 14, 2021, some of the most sweeping zoning reforms in forty years in Massachusetts were signed into law as part of house bill H.5250, "An Act enabling partnerships for growth." Please join the League of Women Voters First Friday Forum, March 5, 2021 at 9:30 AM (a virtual presentation) for our program, "What does it mean that Lexington is called an `MBTA Community' as we try to understand the implications of this wide-ranging legislation.

The program will begin with a presentation by Eric Shupin, Director of Public Policy, CHAPA (Citizens Housing and Planning Association). Eric is responsible for directing CHAPA's affordable housing advocacy agenda and policy team. He will be followed by Chris Kluchman, FAICP, Deputy Director, Community Services Division, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). A former Lexington resident, Chris and her family now live in Acton. Elizabeth Valenta, Housing Specialist, RHSO (Regional Housing Services Office) and Amanda Loomis, Planning Director, Lexington, will discuss the local impacts of the legislation.

With their broad base of experience, the panelists will help us understand the underpinnings of the advocacy for these zoning changes, how the Town and the State can work together to achieve housing goals, and how we can use these tools in planning for the future of our community.

Join the Webinar here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89544253200

Webinar ID: 895 4425 3200

This program is the sixth in the 2020-2021 First Friday Forum series hosted by the League of Women Voters to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. There will be time for Q&A after the program. The event will be recorded and available on LexMedia at a later date.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For more information, contact the League convener Margaret Cope at mecoppe@gmail.com. All League forums are free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
7:30pm Precinct Meetings; 8:15pm Town Wide Candidates
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Candidates' Night 2021. Candidates' Night is an annual event organized by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to provide Town Meeting and Town Wide Office candidates an opportunity to present their positions on issues and to listen to constituents' concerns.

Schedule:

  • 7:30pm to 8:15pm - precinct meetings for Town Meeting candidates and interested voters.
  • 8:15pm - hear the views of candidates seeking town-wide elective office.

The evening promises to be informative and to provide a lively forum for discussion of topics that may be voted on at Town Meeting.

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Friday, February 5, 2021
9:30am VIA ZOOM
The comfort of your home via ZOOM.

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First Friday Forum - 2020 Election Review. Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU Massachusetts, will speak on "Post 2020 Election Review" at this First Friday Forum.

Carol Rose, a Lexington resident, is executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. A lawyer and journalist, Carol has spent her career advocating for human rights and civil liberties both in the United States and abroad, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan, Sri Lanka, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam. Prior to assuming her position at the helm of the ACLU of Massachusetts in January 2003, she worked as an attorney at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, where she specialized in First Amendment and media law, intellectual property, civil rights, and international human rights law. She clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris. She holds degrees from Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School.

The American Civil Liberty Union started in 1920, with one branch in Massachusetts. Civil rights at the time were less civil, with fewer rights than today's. The ACLU has been involved in voting rights, reproductive rights, gender rights, freedom of speech rights, and other rights. It is non-partisan; it is a non-profit.

This program is the fifth in the 2020-2021 First Friday Forum series hosted by the League of Women Voters to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. There will be time for Q&A after the program. The event will be recorded and available on LexMedia at a later date.

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The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For more information, contact the League convener Margaret Cope at mecoppe@gmail.com. All League forums are free and open to the public.