Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:30 PM
Broadcast LIVE from the LexMedia studio on the Lexington Public TV Government Channel

(RCN 15, Comcast 99 and Verizon 37)

Special Town Election Candidates' Forum in partnership with LexMedia. The League will host a Candidates' Forum for candidates running for open positions on the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. The forum will provide an opportunity for candidates to present their positions on issues and address constituents' concerns. Westford Town Moderator Ellen Harde will moderate.

Viewers will be given the opportunity to submit questions via text messaging or email. Details will be forthcoming in the Lexington Minuteman and on this website.

If you would like to be part of the studio audience and submit your questions in person, please email League members are being given priority for seats in the studio.

For further info, call the League at 781-863-0474.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Clarke Middle School
17 Stedman Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Raising Your Digital Native: Parenting in a World of Screens. Our distinguished speaker, Dr. Michael Rich, is Associate Professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and the world's first "mediatrician." As Director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children's Hospital, Dr. Rich combines his creative experience as a filmmaker with rigorous scientific evidence about the powerful positive and negative effects of media to advise pediatricians and parents on how to use media in ways that optimize child development. Dr. Rich has developed media-based research methodologies and authored numerous papers and policy statements, testified to the United States Congress, and makes regular national press appearances.

The lecture is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lexington. Tickets for the Cary Lecture Series have been mailed to all households in Lexington.

Additional free tickets are available at Cary Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave. and the Town Office Building, 1625 Massachusetts Ave, and at There is no charge for the lecture.

More information may be found at or contact Bob Russman Halperin at 781-248-4181 or

Friday, November 7, 2014
9:15 AM
Community Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum - Local Police, Citizens and Federal Grants. We are fortunate to live in a town where violent crime is relatively rare, and where our local police force has a well-deserved reputation for dealing sensitively with citizens, as they go about keeping the town peaceful and safe for us all.

However, the recent painful events in Ferguson, Missouri, have led us to think seriously about the interaction between local police forces and citizens. New to many of us is the existence of federal grants which can provide military grade equipment and weaponry to local police.

Join us to learn firsthand from Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr and Community Resource Office Aidan Evelyn about their grant requests and the status of these requests.

This is the second in the series serving to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. Presentations begin at 9:30.

For more information or to carpool, contact the League of Women Voters of Lexington at All League forums are open to the public at no charge