Phyllis Theermann

The League of Women Voters’ is hosting their Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, March 1st from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library.  The event promises to be a lively venue for voters to meet the candidates first-hand, hear their positions on issues of importance to the town, and pose questions directly to them.  Twenty-one candidates are running for eleven Town-wide offices, of which three – Town Clerk, Natural Resources Commission and School Committee – are contested. In addition, ninety-one candidates are running for Town Meeting with three contested Town Meeting precinct races.  The Meet & Greet reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a brief ceremony honoring retired elected officials and the formal Candidates Forum at 7:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Don’t forget that Wellesley’s town Election Day is Tuesday, March 6th, with polls open from 7:00AM – 8:00PM.   The deadline to register to vote in this year’s town election is Wednesday, February 14th. PLEASE NOTE – The polling place for Precinct H is now the Tolles Parsons Center, 500 Washington St.   Further election details are available through the Town Clerk and on the League of Women Voters of Wellesley website.

The League of Women Voters of Wellesley, a nonpartisan political organization, has been dedicated to encouraging active and informed participation in government in Wellesley for the last 80 years.  In sponsoring Meet the Candidates Night, it adheres to strict guidelines to assure a fair and impartial opportunity for all candidates to present their views.   Related League-sponsored events include “How to Run for Public Office”, Voter Registration Days at Wellesley High School and other venues, and Town Government Meet-Ups to bring elected officials together with their constituency to share ideas and concerns.  

 

 

Phyllis Theermann
Photo from Time Magazine

Photo from Time Magazine

It is more pressing than ever to raise the number and volume of our voices!

Channel your energy into action.

Come to the Sustainable Wellesley Action Group Meeting on Sunday, November 20th from 1-3 pm at 75 Emerson Road.

There are clear actions we can all do to step up our game.

We will discuss general topics, than break-out into action groups. These meetings are on time, leave you with a sense of purpose and a great way to meet new folks as we have fun along the way.

All are welcome—bring a friend! Snacks provided.

Please email us to confirm your attendance at info@SustainableWellesley.com.

Phyllis Theermann

 

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In the aftermath of the election, we wanted to reach out to you — our Wellesley neighbors — who share our deep concern for the environment and our planet.

The election outcome has sent our country into uncharted waters. For the first time, we will have a president who considers climate change to be a matter of belief, rather than science. In this new era of uncertainty, it will be up to local communities such as ours to continue to promote actions and decisions that will protect our planet. We will need to organize as never before.

In the meantime, we invite you to share your thoughts with us about how you are feeling and processing the events of this week. We are here for you and we are listening. Our email address is: info@sustainablewellesley.com, or feel free to message us here on Facebook. 

 

In solidarity,

 

Jeff, Lise, Paul, Phyllis, Quentin and Scott

 

Sustainable Wellesley Leadership Team 

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