LWV Cape Ann

Join us!

  • Tuesday August 14th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Rockport police station
  • Tuesday September 11th from 10:00 to 11:00 PM in the Thompson Room at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Gloucester

Everyone is welcome. See the calendar below, and our Meetings web page for details.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting May 19th at American Legion Post 3 in Gloucester

Mark Nestor, Major Retired U.S. Army, spoke on “The Second Amendment Can Co-Exist with the Safety of Our Schoolchildren.”  Nestor was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and believes that our gun laws can be changed with the support of veterans organizations. State Senator Bruce Tarr gave a brief update on legislation. A good question-and-answer session with the audience followed.

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Participate in elections and town meetings.

If you have a driver’s license, you can register online (where you can also check your voter registration status).

Ballot girls 2017 (2)
Cynthia Bjorlie MD and Gloucester High School students Emily Frick and Haley Johnson
We have done projects with Gloucester High School in 2016 (debate of the 4 questions on state ballot) and in 2017 (involvement in Gloucester City Council campaign and election).  Students are being introduced to politics from the local level on up.

 

 

We promote fair campaigns.

The League of Women Voters of Cape Ann sponsors a Fair Campaign Initiatives for an upcoming election. As part of the initiative, candidates for public office are asked to sign a Fair Campaign Pledge. The Fair Election Practices Campaign was first established by the League of Women Voters in the 1970s and the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann has joined other leagues across the country to promote issue-oriented and civil campaigning among candidates for public office.

Our most recent event was a forum for the Gloucester city council election. The election was November 7, 2017.

We award scholarships.

Over the past 11 years, we have awarded $15,000 in scholarships to high-school students in Gloucester, Rockport, and Manchester-Essex.

We invite interest and membership.

See our Meetings web page for information about time and place for our monthly meetings. If you decide to join, membership is $48 per year for women or men. Checks payable to the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann can be sent to: Judith, P.O. Box 2280, Rockport, MA 01966. For other information, please use the contact form below.

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