Pre-Primary State Senate Candidate Forum
Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 PM
Eliot School, 135 Wellesley Ave., Needham
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The League of Women Voters of Needham, Natick and Wellesley are hosting a Candidate Forum on Wednesday, August 27, at the Eliot School, 135 Wellesley Ave., Needham. Dylan Hayre and Sara-Lynn Reynolds are running to become the Democratic candidate for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District State Senate seat currently held by Sen. Richard Ross. Sen. Ross is the candidate for the Republican Party and does not have a primary opponent.
From 7:00 to 7:30 pm there will be an informal “Meet and Greet” with the candidates. The forum will begin at 7:30. The format will include a question and answer session and closing remarks, facilitated by a nonpartisan LWV moderator. In addition to questions from LWV members, candidates will also answer the audience’s written and oral questions. Questions may be submitted in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by 3 pm on Tuesday, August 26.
The Massachusetts State Primary is Tuesday, September 9. The last day to register to vote and to change party enrollment for the Massachusetts State Primary is Wednesday, August 20. Information about voter registration can be found at the Town Clerk’s website.
Future Leaders – Empowering Young Voters
Thursday, June 12, 7:00 PM
Natick Community Senior Center
Speaker: Geoff Foster, sponsor of pending VOTE 17 legislation, which would allow 17 year olds to vote in local elections in Lowell.
Special Screening: the winning entries of LWV of Massachusetts’ “Dear Future Governor” student video contest, featuring Change, produced by two Natick High School students.
The program will also provide time for discussion around people’s ideas regarding issues, opportunities, and perceived obstacles for LWV Natick on the road ahead. A strong, active civic organization is an asset to any community. Please consider contributing to public engagement in Natick as we look to the future, with all the challenges tomorrow is sure to bring.
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For over 90 years, the League of Women Voters has worked to strengthen democracy at the federal, state and local levels. We are non-partisan and work to encourage the informed participation of citizens in government.
In Natick, we have just marked ten years as an autonomous enterprise. Over that time, we have offered programs on affordable housing, environmental concerns, and budget procedures, among other things. We’ve worked with students groups at Natick High and registered many of them to vote. The Candidates Forum, held annually in advance of local elections, has been the bread and butter of our existence.
As we look to the future, we know remaining vital means bringing in a new generation of both leaders and members to join our current members.
As one of 47 local leagues throughout Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters of Natick has been a respected and trusted voice for citizen participation in our community. State-wide, the League has been at the forefront of efforts to empower voters and effect change on a variety of issues, including election law, campaign finance, natural resources, and public education.
LWV Natick Steering Committee
Mary Avalos, Spokesperson
Jan Parsons, Membership Chair
Tina Kruczynski, Communication Chair
P.O. Box 468
Natick, MA 01760