Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The League of Women Voters..Framingham

Since 2002 or so, voter participation has dropped in local elections. Blame it on voter apathy or a lack of publicity or not enough candidates or your own opinion. But what ever the excuse, we need to change that. We have decided to start a League of Women Voters chapter here in Framingham. Our first meeting will be at the  McAuliffe Library on May 21st, from 2 to 3:30 PM. All are welcome.
As of now, there are a bunch of candidates for Mayor, which if they get enough signatures, will force a primary in September. Then the general election in November.
The Framigham Chapter will sponsor debates in a non partisan way in places that can facilitate broader voter participation. We will organize on the 21st.

9 Comments:

At May 9, 2017 at 2:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news!

 
At May 9, 2017 at 4:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have to sign up to attend this meeting or can you jsut show up?

 
At May 9, 2017 at 5:41 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

just show up

 
At May 10, 2017 at 9:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to get this out there so more people know about this

 
At May 10, 2017 at 9:57 AM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

I agree

we have coverage by the MWDN, The Source and anywhere we can post the event.
I'll post on Framlove today and next week

 
At May 12, 2017 at 10:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this meeting. We need a respected organization to help up navigate the upcoming elections, and the LWV is well respected and experienced in this process.

 
At May 12, 2017 at 1:06 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

They sure are.. the only thing we need to secure is a big enough space to hold candidates and the public.

 
At May 12, 2017 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't you do this at Town Hall? that is the people's building after all.

 
At May 12, 2017 at 6:45 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

we could.. but there fee for non profits is 750.00 and we don't have that kind of money.
The Library is free.

 

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