Join us Tuesday July 10th from 10:00 to 11:00 PM in the Thompson Room at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Gloucester.
Topics will include ranked-choice voting.
Join us Tuesday August 14th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Community Room at the Rockport police station.
Everyone is welcome. See the calendar below, and our Meetings web page for details.
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.
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).
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.