Westwood/ Walpole/ Dedham

Westwood/ Walpole/ Dedham

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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Oct 16 2022 02:00 pm
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Westwood Public Library

Member priorities for the chapter

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Oct 03 2022 07:00 pm

What is happening regarding gun violence in Massachusetts? Join the League of Women Voters of Westwood Walpole & Dedham to discuss this issue with Executive Director, Ruth Zacharin, of the MA Coalition against Gun Violence on Monday, 10/3 at 7 PM on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81113616201
Ruth spent over 20 years working with youth and adults impacted by domestic and sexual violence before becoming the inaugural Executive Director of the Coalition in May of 2019. Ruth has her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and is also trained as a community organizer. She is particularly interested in creating models of trauma informed advocacy and policy making.

Nearly 250 people die from gun violence each year in MA, and many more are injured. Suicide is the leading cause of gun death in our country.

For more information regarding this program or information regarding the League of Women Voters, contact LWVWWD [at] gmail.com, Membership in the LWV is open to all men and women 16 years and older. You can join our chapter here https://my.lwv.org/massachusetts/westwood-walpole-dedham/join
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Norfolk Cy Commr. Dem. Cand. Forum
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Aug 24 2022 04:00 am
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Area chapters of the League of Women Voters will host a Norfolk County Democratic Primary 2022 Candidate Forum on Wednesday, August 24 at 4 pm.
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Jul 10 2022 01:00 pm
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"Emmy's Pool"

Please join all our members and their guests for our annual meeting, which will take place at Emmy's pool. Bring a bathing suit and a dish to share for a picnic lunch. 

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May 25 2022 07:00 pm

The Annual Walpole Spring Candidates' Night will be held at the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library

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Apr 13 2022 07:00 pm
League of Women Voters in conjunction with the Westwood Media Center will be  hosting a Westwood Candidate Forum on April 13th at 7PM.
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Apr 11 2022 07:00 pm

On April 11, 2022, Kerry Malloy Snyder, JD, Advocacy Director for the Neponset River Watershed Association, will speak over Zoom on stormwater resiliency and how our towns can prepare for expected stormwater overflows in the future.

Action Alerts

On January 10, 2022 LWV Westwood Walpole Dedham sponsored a presentation by State Rep. Kay Khan of Newton on a bill she is sponsoring, which is currently in the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, chaired by Sen. James B. Eldridge.

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Jan 20 2022 05:00 pm

At My Neighbor's Table Series will sponsor a presention by Liora Norwich, PhD, MBA, Executive Director of the Network for Social Justice, on how to listen, what to say, and how to say it.

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Jan 10 2022 07:00 pm

Justice for our young people 18 to 20 years old? Do they belong in the juvenile justice system? That will be our discussion of proposed new legislation by Representative Kay Khan on Zoom January 10 at 7 PM.

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Dec 13 2021 07:00 pm

The League of Women Voters of Westwood/Walpole/Dedham  will host a Zoom presentation by the Massachusetts  Nurses’ Association entitled: From the Front Lines of the Pandemic.

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Nov 04 2021 07:00 pm

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Oct 16 2021 08:00 pm

Learn more about electric cars with "Drive Clean With The League". Join a one-hour informational program offered by the California League of Women Voters and Drive Clean California.

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Sep 14 2021 07:30 pm

Needham Community Education in collaboration with the League of Women Voters-Needham will present a 4-part series of presentations on the Constitution beginning September 14 at 7:30 P.M.

Dear Members and Future Members of our League chapter,
Our Steering Committee invites you to celebrate, participate, and hear a 50 year LWV perspective at our Annual Meeting.
Emmy Behlau will host this IN PERSON event at her house/pool:

Monday, June 21 at 221 Conant Rd., Westwood

the League of Women Voters of Westwood/Walpole/Dedham in coordination with Walpole Media TV has conducted a virtual Candidates' Night to be aired on cable channels Comcast 8 and Verizon 31. It is now available on demand on Walpole Media's YouTube page. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKL0lOFGZfA&t=35s

Candidate for Girl Scout Gold Award compiles information about candidates for local offices

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Apr 14 2021 07:00 pm to Apr 15 2021 06:45 pm

The Westwood Candidate Forum can now be accessed on YouTube.

Grandmothers getting together to support the goal of a greener, better world for their grandchildren! 

Please see their video here.

On March 8, 2021, we sponsored a presentation by David Green, a Dover resident, who cut his home's carbon footprint to zero, and realized a 15% return on his investment.


On January 11, 2021 and February 8, 2021, we presented two talks over Zoom in our Meatless Monday Program. Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people not to eat meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet. Members' favorite recipes are available here: https://my.lwv.org/massachusetts/westwood-walpole-dedham/favorite-recipes

On January 11, 2021, we sponsored the first Zoom talk on our Meatless Monday Program. William Moomaw, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Policy at Tufts, spoke on the subject of how our food choices affect the climate.

A recording of Peter Kane's November 18 presentation on electric cars on November 18, including cost, range, charging, financial incentives and more, can be accessed here


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Jul 30 2020 07:00 pm to Jul 31 2020 06:45 pm

On July 30, Westwood’s Neighbors in Action, Inclusive Westwood and the Westwood/Walpole/Dedham League of Women Voters co-sponsored a public discussion via Zoom of the workings, policy and practices of the Westwood Police Department with Chief Jeff

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