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Author: Elisabeth Carr-Jones

May 2024 Bulletin

In this issue of the League of Women Voters of Arlington Bulletin:

  • May 2024 Calendar
  • LWV Arlington Receives Scharfman Grant
  • Co-President’s Message
  • LWVA Welcomes New Members
  • LWV Arlington’s Annual Meeting & Party – June 10
  • Legislators Address Justice, Health Care, Housing, and Other Issues at Festive Brunch
  • Legislative Action Committee (LAC) in Action
  • LWVMA Announces Council Speaker for June 22
  • Membership Application/Renewal Form
  • Renew Your League Membership Online!
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LWV Arlington’s Annual Legislators’ Brunch – April 28

Bring a spouse, friend or neighbor!

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
@ Kathy and Paul Fennelly’s Home, 97 Gray St., Arlington

This is your opportunity to meet and talk with our current State Legislators – Senator Cindy Friedman and Representatives Sean Garballey and Dave Rogers.

Please contact Meredith Zona, Meredith.Zona@stantec.com, or telephone 781-648-2753, if you can come and bring your favorite brunch food. Meredith will also arrange a ride to and from the brunch if you need one.

Directions: 97 Gray St. is at the intersection of Gray St. and Churchill Ave., which is the 4th right after you turn onto Gray St. from Pleasant St. (Route 60). If you’re traveling on Gray St. from Arlington Heights, Churchill Ave. is the 4th left after the lights at Highland Ave. The house is a large gray home on the right side if you’re traveling up from Pleasant Street. There is plenty of on-street parking.

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Arlington Town Clerk: Appointed or Elected?

The League of Women Voters of Arlington supports converting the Town Clerk from an elected to an appointed position, where the Town Manager hires the Town Clerk with the approval of the Select Board. Last year, Town Meeting voted 186 to 31 to put this question on the 2024 ballot. Now the decision is in the hands of Arlington’s voters.

At the request of the current Town Clerk, a study was commissioned to assess the organizational structure of the Town Clerk Department in order to inform the elected vs. appointed decision. We encourage you to read the study and support this change to strengthen the structure of Arlington’s government.

April 2024 Bulletin

In this issue of the League of Women Voters of Arlington Bulletin:

  • April 2024 Calendar
  • Renew Your League Membership Online!
  • Co-President’s Message
  • LWV Arlington’s Annual Legislators’ Brunch – Sunday, April 28
  • Thanks to All Who Helped with Candidates’ Night
  • Arlington Town Clerk: Appointed or Elected?
  • Membership Application/Renewal Form
  • Save the date: 2024 LWVMA Council – Saturday, June 22
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Arlington Town Election – April 6, 2024

Important Deadlines
Last day to register to vote – Wednesday, March 27 at 5 PM
Last day to apply to vote by mail – Monday, April 1 at 5 PM

Candidates Night Event
The League of Women Voters of Arlington and Envision Arlington are co-sponsoring Arlington Candidates’ Night on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 PM in the Town Hall Auditorium. The event will also be broadcast live on ACMi and shown on cable several times before the election. There will be question-and-answer sessions with the candidates for town-wide offices: Select Board, School Committee, and Board of Assessors. There will also be informal sessions with candidates for Town Meeting before the event, from 7:30 to 8 PM.
We need volunteers to help with the event. Please contact Angela Olszewski (amolszewski@gmail.com, 781-648-8649) to sign up.

Town Election Information
For information on elections and voting (upcoming election dates, voter registration, early voting, vote by mail, tracking your ballot, offices and candidate lists, where to vote, and becoming an election worker), please see the Elections & Voting page of the Arlington Town website.

Early Voting Schedule
Early voting hours will be offered in the Town Clerk’s Office on the second floor of Town Hall Saturday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 3. Get more details here.

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