Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, June 7, 2021
7:00PM
The comfort of your home via Zoom. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ojIpHnPgRRWyF5WGVvjRqw. (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.) Annual Meeting. Following a brief business meeting, Dr. William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of International Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University and Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the Woodwell Climate Research Center, will speak on "Massachusetts Forests are Essential for Meeting Our Climate Goals: Are They up to the Task?". There will be time for questions after Dr. Moomaw's presentation.

After addressing stratospheric ozone depletion as a staff scientist for the U.S. Senate, Dr. Moomaw began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington DC. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007. He is currently identifying natural climate solutions that increase accumulation of carbon in forests, wetlands and soils to more rapidly meet climate goals. Dr. Moomaw is a co-author of a recent paper declaring a Climate Emergency that has been endorsed by over 13,000 scientists.

This League event is open to the public at no charge, however registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ojIpHnPgRRWyF5WGVvjRqw.

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 further questions, please contact the League convener Margaret Coppe at mecoppe@gmail.com.

Friday, May 7, 2021
9:30am
The comfort of your own home via ZOOM or streamed on Facebook.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88505617364
First Friday Forum - Recreation in Lexington. Melissa Termine Battite, Director of Recreation & Community Programs for the Town of Lexington, will provide an update on programs, services, capital plans, and reopening plans for 2021. This will include the outdoor recreation facilities such as fields, courts, golf, and swimming opportunities in addition to indoor programs at the Community Center. Ms. Battite will also share an overview of the Town's new initiatives and successes achieved despite the impacts of the pandemic.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88505617364

Or One tap mobile: US: +13017158592,,88505617364# or +16465588656,,88505617364#

Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 646 558 8656

Webinar ID: 885 0561 7364

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcnbBw3t8m

This program is the eighth 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 following the presentations.

The webinar will be live streamed on Facebook, LWV Lexington MA. 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 Coppe at mecoppe@gmail.com.

Friday, April 9, 2021
9:30AM VIA ZOOM
The comfort of your home via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88122331148
First Friday Forum - Clean Heat. Join us to learn about how numerous rebates and incentives can offset the costs of moving to cleaner, healthier, lower-emission space and water heating for our buildings, along with information about home rule petitions, including Article 29 from the Spring Town Meeting.

  • Meg Howard, Program Director of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, will present on rebates and incentives. Whether it is for new construction, a major renovation, or if your heating system is nearing the end of its life, there are a number of ways to help transition away from fossil-fuel combustion.
  • Cindy Arens will give a short presentation on the results of Article 29 and the Clean Heat Lexington Alliance's plans for future outreach.
  • Representative Michelle Ciccolo, of the 15th Middlesex District (all of Lexington, and part of the city of Woburn), will discuss home rule petitions, how they work, the process, and what to expect.

Join the webinar here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88122331148

Or One tap mobile : US: +13017158592,,88122331148# or +16465588656,,88122331148#

Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 646 558 8656

Webinar ID: 881 2233 1148

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbkhwTZoZp

This program is the seventh 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 following the presentations.

The webinar will be live streamed on Facebook, LWV Lexington MA. 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 Coppe at mecoppe@gmail.com.

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.