What does LWVW do?
We work on issues that directly affect Waltham – elections, city government, city planning, land use, education… whatever our Leaguers are interested in. Our group is nonpartisan – we do not support parties or politicians, although we do support issues on which we have come to consensus.
Our activities follow two tracks – voter services/education and advocacy:
- Voter registration
- Candidates nights for local and regional elections
- Waltham Visions: identifying issues that Waltham cares about, and using the results to educate ourselves and our community
- Observer Corps: attending and then writing reports on city government meetings
We work with other local leagues on regional issues and elections.
LWVW is a grass roots organization. Members study issues of state and national concern as well as local issues. We lobby state and federal legislatures to enact laws which we support, after studying and coming to consensus. Some of these issues are healthcare, transportation, and the environment.
How can I join the LWVW?
Where do I fit in?
Anyone can join, as long as you are at least 18 years old. You tell us what you are interested in and what kind of projects you would like to work on. If you need ideas, we have a list of possibilities. We are looking for people who care about their community, want to learn more about it, and want to make a difference. However, if you are not ready to commit time, please join us and take part in our member activities.