Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
10:30am
142 Main St, Sandwich, MA 02563 Mass Action + Your Voice in Legislation. Nancy Brumback is our speaker on the 16th of this month at the Sandwich Library.

As chair of the LWVMA Legislative Action Committee, Nancy will speak about how bills make their way through the Legislature's two-year session, each followed by a designated League legislative specialist who researches the bill, recommends League action and writes testimony on the League's position to submit to the relevant committee of the Legislature. She will also share with us how we, as individual members, can support/advocate for those bills.

The meeting will be held in the basement of the library (coffee will be available).

The Library is located in the middle of Sandwich Village, across from Dan'l Webster Inn, where Main Street and Route 130 converge.

All LWV members and guests welcome. RSVP to Amy Harris.

Monday, January 22, 2018
6-8pm
17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port County Government 101: A Forum. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT with Leo Cakounes, Chair, County Commission Suzanne McAuliffe, Speaker, Assembly of Delegates Jack Yunits, County Administrator

Cape Cod Community Media Center, 17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
9:30am- 12:00 pm
State House Room 428
Boston, MA
Automatic Voter Registration Lobby Day. Automatic voter registration (AVR) is the next step in voting rights. It shifts our voter registration from an opt-in system to an opt-out one, involving more citizens in the political process. It also costs less in the long run and makes voting rolls more accurate and secure. Approximately 680,000 eligible citizens are currently not registered to vote in Massachusetts--AVR could give them a voice in our democracy. The Election Modernization Coalition will be hosting a lobby day for constituents to sit face-to-face with their representatives and tell them why we need AVR here in Massachusetts. Sign up today to be a part of the movement!

What is a lobby day? It's a day when members of the public meet with their representatives at the State House to explain why an issue (in this case, AVR) is so important. We will spend an hour teaching you the tips and tricks to speaking with legislators before sending you off to attend scheduled meetings with your representatives to advocate for this vital reform.

Registration and training will take place in Room 428 in the State House (24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133).

Questions? Email Devon at dnir@commoncause.org.

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 | 9:30 Registration | 10:00 Speakers and training | 11:15 Lobbying meetings with legislators (pre-arranged by Coalition)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
9:30am
Cape Cod 5 Boardroom
Dennis, MA
LWVCCA Board Meeting. All members are invited to attend.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
6-8 P.M.
17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port, MA Media Literacy and "Fake News": Decoding Media in 2018. The League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area is sponsoring a discussion titled Media Literacy and "Fake News": Decoding Media in 2018 on Saturday evening, February 10 at the Cape Cod Media Center in Dennis Port.

The public is cordially invited to attend.

The panel discussion will feature distinguished veterans of the Cape Cod press corps, who will discuss the topic of journalistic bias and voter confidence in the news.

Included in the lineup are: Bill Hough, Publisher, Falmouth Enterprise Paul Provonost, Publisher, Cape Cod Times Craig Salters, Editor, Barnstable Patriot Marianne Stanton, Editor & Publisher, Nantucket Inquirer (tentative) Mindy Todd, Managing Director of Editorial, WCAI (National Public Radio) Tim Wood, Editor, Cape Cod Chronicle Matt Pitta, News Director, Cape Cod Broadcasting Media - Moderator

This event will take place on Saturday evening, February 10 at the Cape Cod Media Center, 17 Shad Hole Road, Dennis Port, from 6:00 + 8:00 pm.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
 
  Future events. March TBD @Cape Cod Community College Breakfast with Massachusetts State Legislators
Saturday, March 31, 2018
 
http://review.wizehive.com/contests/get-in-the-game-and-vote Deadline: STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST. Calling all Massachusetts High School Students!

In Fall 2018, we will be electing one U.S. senator, nine U.S. representatives, our governor and other state constitutional officers, all state legislators in both houses, and other positions.

WE NEED YOU to create a 30-second video to remind people to GET IN THE GAME...AND VOTE! Democracy is not a spectator sport and no one should sit on the sidelines.

We will publicize the videos throughout the state, and you could win up to $500 for your entry.

Help us motivate the vote by entering your video between February 1 and March 31, 2018.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
9:30am
Cape Cod Five, Rt. 134, South Dennis Board Meeting. All members welcome.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Cape Cod Five, Rt. 134, South Dennis Board Meeting. All members welcome.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
 
Sea View
Dennis Port
Annual Meeting of Membership.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
9:30am
Cape Cod Five, Rt. 134, South Dennis Board Meeting. All members welcome.