FRAMINGHAM – The Town of Framingham used to have a League of Women chapter.
Now a trio of Framingham residents is working towards forming a unit of the national organization in Framingham again.
Stephanie Deeley, Bonnie Glass, and Jim Pillsbury will host a kick-off meeting to start a Framingham unit on Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Christa McAuliffe Library branch on Water Street.
All are welcome to join the League, including men and non-citizens. Children may vote within the League starting at age 16.
League members in Framingham will choose the group’s focus, which may include sponsoring debates for the upcoming city races for mayor, city council, and school committee; helping voters register, and studying issues or problems important to Framingham.
The League encourages active, informed civic engagement.
This weekend, the 2017 Massachusetts League of Women Voters Convention is taking place tat the Sheraton here in Framingham.
The League is non-partisan, which means that it does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.
In Massachusetts, the League actively worked for the recent improvements in voting laws including early voting, on-line voter registration, and pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds.
If you can’t come to this meeting but would like to join email LeagueWomenVotersFramingham@gmail.com.