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Voter Registration Day at WHS

Wellesley League Registers Record Numbers of Voters

Wellesley High students’ interest in exercising their right to vote has more than tripled over the last two years, from 44 in 2017 to 134 new voter registrations this year on this one-day annual event. (L to R: Jessica Fixler, Kathie Clay, Laura Brown-MacKinnon, MaryAnne Ulian, Tanya Roy, Jen Ellis. Not pictured: Colette Aufranc.)

LWVW at July Jubilation 2019

LWVW at July Jubilation

Susan Clapham, Anne Rippy Turtle and Ellen Hallett and suffragette friend brave the heat at Wellesley's 2019 July Jubilation.

50 Year Service Recognition

50 Years of Service!

The Wellesley LWV recognized Mary Ann Cluggish and Anne Rippy Turtle for their 50 years of distinguished service to the League at the Annual Meeting in May 2019.

LWVW Marches in the Wellesley Parade

LWVW Marches in the Wellesley's Annual Parade

League members Anne Rippy Turtle, Ann-Mara Lanza, Jenny Zannetos and Ellen Hallett wear their suffragette white in the May 2019 Wellesley Parade to celebrate the centenary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Lobbying for ROE Act

LWVW Lobbies for the ROE Act

League members Raina McManus, Laura Brown McKinnon, Susan Clapham and Ellen Hallett  meet with ROE Act co-sponsor Alice Peisch at the Massachusetts State House

First Wellesley Meet Up

First Wellesley Meet-Up a Success!

On October 12, 2017, the LWV Wellesley hosted its first ever "Wellesley Meet-Up: Informal discussions with your elected town officials." Residents were invited to attend this "speed dating"-style event, which was attended by members of every elected town board and committee.

MTCN 2018

Standing Room Only at Meet the Candidates Night

Meet the Candidates Night, held on March 1, 2018, was a chance for voters to meet the candidates for town-wide office, hear their positions on issues of importance to the town, and pose questions directly to them. 19 of the 21 candidates running for 11 Town-wide offices participated.

LWVW at Naturalization Ceremony in Lowell, MA

Wellesley League Registers New Citizens!

On June 6, 2018, LWVW members Ellen Hallett, Erry Johnson and Tanya Roy joined other LWVMA members at the Naturalization Ceremony in Lowell to help welcome 995 new American citizens from 95 countries, greeting them with flags and voter registration applications. 

Brown Bag lunch with Alice Peisch

Brown Bag Lunch with State Representative Alice Peisch

LWV Wellesley members meet with State Representative Alice Peisch on March 9, 2018 at the home of Lise Olney to hear about the current legislative session and ask Rep. Peisch questions about issues which are important to Wellesley residents. Photo by LWVW member Tanya Roy.

LWVW 80th Birthday

LWVW 80th Birthday Celebration

The League of Women Voters Wellesley celebrated its 80th birthday at Candidates' Night. 2017-18 Board members (L to R): Ann-Mara Lanza, Jenny Zannetos, Joellen Toussaint, Anne Rippy Turtle, Erry Johnson, Ann Rappaport, Irene Flint, Ellen Hallett


The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Scales of Justice
Event Date: 
Oct 10 2019 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library

The Wellesley LWV Opening Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 6:30-9 pm at the Wellesley Free Library (Wakelin Room).

Wellesley Town Hall
Event Date: 
Oct 17 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Wellesley High School Cafeteria

Wine and cheese
Event Date: 
Oct 20 2019 - 4:00pm
Event location: 

Home of Anne Rippy Turtle

League Social Event for new and old members. Please come, socialize with other League members, learn about the LWVW's plans for this year. Guests are very welcome!

LWVW Board Meeting
Event Date: 
Nov 12 2019 - 1:00pm
Event location: 

Home of Ellen Hallett

Please join us for our monthly business meeting. All members are welcome to attend. For details, please email LWVWellesley2@gmail.com.

Brown Bag lunch
Event Date: 
Nov 15 2019 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

Home of Barbara McMahon

Melissa Martin and Sharon Gray
Voting Buttons
Event Date: 
Dec 4 2019 - 7:30pm
Event location: 

Warren Building Room 008

Are you considering becoming a candidate for Town office? Now's the time to get organized for the March 6, 2018 Town Election!

Voting Day - 11/6/18 - at WFL

By Kim Maire
Pictured: Volunteer driver Kim Maire (right) with Wellesley College students voting at the Wellesley Free Library.

Scales of Justice

The video of the LWVW Opening Meeting, held on October 16, 2018 at the Wellesley Free Library, is now available!

Voting Buttons

The LWV of Wellesley’s second annual HOW TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE event on December 6th was very well received by attendees.

Scales of Justice

Mira Bernstein’s talk on at the September 28, 2017 Opening Meeting of the LWV of Wellesley is now available on video!  Many thanks go to James Joyce of Wellesley Public Media who filmed the presentation