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Candidates’ Night – Thursday, March 23!

Mark your calendars: Arlington Candidates’ Night is Thursday, March 23 at 8 p.m., in person in Town Hall for the first time since 2019. The event will also be broadcast live on ACMi and shown on cable several times before the election. As always, the LWVA and Envision Arlington co-sponsor the event.

There will be question-and-answer sessions with the candidates for town-wide offices: Select Board, School Committee, Board of Assessors, and Town Clerk. There will also be informal sessions with candidates for Town Meeting before the event, from 7:30 to 8. But it can’t happen without you!

As we did last year, we will be asking people to submit questions for the candidates in advance, to be selected by volunteers from the LWVA and Envision Arlington. The March Bulletin will have details.

We need volunteers for the following positions:
· Timers: We need at least four volunteers to keep time during the question-and-answer session, and to hold up time cards to keep all candidates within time limits so everyone gets a fair chance to speak.
· Greeters: We need at least two volunteers to greet people arriving at Candidates’ Night and provide information about the League.
· Set-up/Take-down: Help us to put up precinct signs and get other items organized for the event or take down and pack up when the event is over.

Thank you for your help! Contact Angela Olszewski (amolszewski@gmail.com, 781-648-8649) to sign up.

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February 2023 Bulletin

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

  • February 2023 Calendar
  • Co-President’s Message
  • Come Help with Candidates’ Night
  • LWVA Wins January Scharfman Grant for Voting Signs
  • Town Election Calendar
  • Recent News from the Massachusetts League
  • State League Urges New Administration to Act on Justice and Climate
  • Membership Application/Renewal Form
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January 2023 Bulletin

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

  • January 2023 Calendar
  • Co-President’s Message
  • 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Jan 16
  • School Superintendent Provides Insights at Holiday Party
  • League of Women Voters Files Amicus Brief in Moore v. Harper
  • Membership Application/Renewal Form
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Come to LWVA’s Holiday Party!

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Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Joan Robbio’s Home

Mark your calendars now for the Arlington League’s holiday potluck party, in person for the first time since 2019! Appetizers and drinks will be served at 6:00. Main course will start at 6:30.

Our featured guest speaker this year will be Dr. Elizabeth Homan.
Dr. Elizabeth Homan is Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools. Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Homan began her career as an 8th grade English and Communications teacher while also teaching college writing and rhetoric. She went on to earn her PhD at the University of Michigan, where her dissertation focused on how secondary teachers’ relationships with colleagues impact their adoption of rigorous and innovative teaching practices. During her doctoral work, she supervised and taught teachers in the Detroit Public Schools and surrounding areas. She moved to Massachusetts with her family in 2014, where she worked in the Boston Public Schools and Waltham Public Schools as a K-12 administrator. She began as Superintendent of Arlington Public Schools in July 2021. She and her husband live in Newton and are the parents of two young children. Friends and family members are welcome.

Directions to Joan Robbio’s house, 4 Bradley Road: Leaving Arlington Center via Mystic Street (Route 3), take a left onto Ridge St. Bear right at the island rotary. Take the third right after the rotary onto Winchester Rd., then the fourth right onto Bradley Rd. Joan’s home is the third house on the right.
Please let Meredith Zona know by Thursday, December 1, if you can attend and what dish you would like to bring. If you need a ride, please tell Meredith and we’ll make arrangements. Call her at 781-648-2753 or e-mail meredith.zona@stantec.com. Looking forward to seeing you there!

November/December 2022 Bulletin

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

  • November/December 2022 Calendar
  • Co-President’s Message
  • Come to LWVA’s Holiday Party!
  • State League Supports a Yes Vote on Question 4
  • Film Festival to Present Women’s Rights Films November 3
  • “Rides to the Polls Rules!”
  • Membership Application/Renewal Form
  • Drivers Needed for General Election
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