Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


Saturday, January 28 (new date), from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

At the Colonial Inn

Carol RoseThe program will focus on the national threats to civil rights, voter suppression, risks to our democracy, and possible opportunities for action. We are excited to welcome the Massachusetts ACLU Executive Director Carol Rose who will speak about these issues in our state as well as in the country, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and start a dialogue about how the LWVCC can work to ensure that voting rights in our country are not further eroded in the future.

The event will feature a breakfast at the Colonial Inn followed by remarks by Carol Rose and an opportunity to have additional discussion.

Please make your reservation today by purchasing your tickets. Tickets are $20.00/person and can be purchased below, or send a check to: LWVCC, P.O. Box 34, Concord, MA 01742.

ACLU Massachusetts Logo

Questions - contact

Pay for tickets to the Winter Breakfast using a credit card or electronic funds transfer. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase a ticket online. If you choose to pay electronically, we do ask that you cover the additional fee that PayPal charges us for this capability, so the price is $21.00 instead of $20.00 if you pay by check:

Purchase Winter Breakfast Ticket for $20 + $1 = $21.00

This link will take you to the PayPal site, where you may either log into your PayPal account if you have one, or select "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" below. The page will show that you are paying $21 to the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, but unfortunately our web hosting has limited ability to handle forms in HTML, so our "PayPal payment-button" volunteer hasn't been able to figure out how to make the information that the payment is for the Winter Breakfast or the date appear on the PayPal site. Sorry. :(

LWVMA Charter School Study

Ready.... Set.... Study!

Prepare for the Charter School Study Consensus Meeting

Mark your calendar with one of these Charter School Study Consensus Meetings - Wednesday, January 25, 2017:

Afternoon: 1:15 pm-3:15 pm
October Farm
1360 Monument St.
Concord, MA
Evening: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gleason Public Library
22 Bedford Rd.
Carlisle, MA

There are eleven consensus questions to consider at the meeting. The questions are printed in your November LWVCC Bulletin and can also be found on the LWVMA Website along with all of the study materials.

Charter Schools are a hot topic in our state and across the country. The LWV does not have a position specifically on Charter Schools and this Study is the start of developing a position for our Massachusetts League to approve and adopt at this year's LWVMA State Convention. Whether or not you have Charter School experience, your opinion is valued. Be informed, get involved and invite friends to participate in the discussion - and maybe they will be inspired to join the LWV!

LWVCC voter registration in Lowell

Cynthia Rainey and Judy Zaunbrecher staff a voter registration table in Lowell, MA on September 3.

Video - Candidate Debate, State Representative 10/24/16

See the October 24, 2016 debate between the candidates for State Representative.

Ballot Question Debates

UMass Boston, WBUR and The Boston Globe held debates on the four MA Ballot Questions:

Question 1: Allow One More Slots License

Question 2: Raise the Cap on Charter Schools

Question 3: Treatment of Farm Animals

Question 4: Legalize Recreational Marijuana

3rd Congressional District Candidate Forum - Oct 19

3rd Congressional District Candidate Forum from Channel 22 on Vimeo.

Representative Niki Tsongas (D-incumbent) and Ann Wofford (R) participated in a candidate forum for the 3rd Congressional District, sponsored by the LWV of Concord and Carlisle.

This forum is co-sponsored with Lowell Votes, Lowell High School and Lowell Educational Television.