Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, February 5, 2016
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW
CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW CANCELLED DUE TO TO SNOW! First Friday Forum - An American Goes to Paris: The UN Climate Change Conference. The League proudly presents "An American Goes to Paris" a first-hand report from Lexingtonian Anne Kelly, who attended the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris from 30 November to 12 December 2015. There, according to The New York Times, "...representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change."

Ms. Kelly is a Senior Program Director, Policy and BICEP Program at Ceres, a non-profit coalition of investors and companies which seeks to promote leadership and best practices in sustainability. Ms. Kelly attended the global climate conference representing Ceres. She will report on what happened at the Paris conference and will help translate global issues to local issues, that is, what each of us can do to contribute to more sustainable living.

This is the sixth in the series of 2015-2016 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. 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. We work to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:00 PM
Clarke Middle School
17 Stedman Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Candidates' Night 2016. Candidates' Night is an annual event organized to provide Town Meeting and Town-Wide Office candidates an opportunity to present their positions on issues and to listen to constituents' concerns.

Schedule:

  • 7:00pm to 7:30pm - coffee and conversation on the first floor outside of the school auditorium.

  • 7:30pm to 8:00pm - precinct meetings in classrooms on the first floor for Town Meeting candidates and interested voters.

  • 8:00pm - hear views of candidates seeking Town-Wide elective office in auditorium (Board of Selectman, School Committee, Planning Board, Town Moderator and Housing Authority).

Directions: To get to Clarke Middle School: Take Brookside Avenue off Waltham Street, park in the school parking lot, and enter the school at the main entrance; the cafeteria is just down the hall. There is no admission charge and the public is encouraged to attend.

Please note that there is no snow date.