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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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