Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, December 1, 2017
9:15am
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
First Friday Forum - Three Projects Proposed by the Town, to be Funded by the Debt Exclusion Vote on December 4. On the first Monday of December, Lexington residents will be asked to approve a debt exclusion vote regarding 3 proposed projects.

The League will host Selectman Joe Pato and School Committee Member Kathleen Lenihan and they will present descriptions of needed projects, and Patrick Mehr, Chair of the NO campaign, will present reasons to reject this tax increase and to find alternative ways to fund the projects.

There will be time for questions and comments from the public. Coffee will be available at 9:15AM. Presentation will begin at 9:30AM. For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

This is the third in the series of 2017-2018 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. All League forums are free and open to the public. 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.

Monday, December 4, 2017
7:30-8:45pm
Lexington Community Center, Room 217
Marrett Avenue
Lexington, MA
LWV Lexington Board Meeting. All members are invited.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
7-9pm
Home of Margaret Coppe
12 Barrymeade Drive
Lexington, MA
LWV Lexington Book Club. Join us for the third meeting of the book club where we will discuss "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond. In "Evicted", Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as "wrenching and revelatory" (The Nation), "vivid and unsettling" (New York Review of Books), "Evicted" transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/books/review/matthew-desmonds-evicted-poverty-and-profit-in-the-american-city.html

To RSVP call 781-862-2637 or mecoppe@gmail.com