Making Democracy Work

Democracy is not a spectator sport!

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Proposed Local Programs 2013-14

CIVICS BEE - The League, together with the Wayland and Sudbury Leagues, will host a fiercely competitive and educational Civics Bee on Sunday, March 30th, at the Sudbury Middle School. Last year, Sudbury won the coveted Golden Eagle Award, with Weston coming in second, Wayland third. Each team will comprise adults, high school students, and middle school students.

Weston Civics Bee Team
The 2013 Weston team hard at work on the Group Puzzle section of the Civics Bee

HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEER - Weston High School senior Laura Greenberg has joined the League as part of a service learning project for a United States Government course. Laura will be working with the League through March of 2014.

LOCAL ISSUE FORUMS - The League will continue our series of Saturday morning Coffee Hours and informational meetings on topics of local interest, including issues facing the town, and opportunities to meet and converse with local officials and elected state representatives, in an effort to encourage greater and more informed participation in the democratic process on the part of town residents.

VOTER SERVICES - The League will sponsor voter registration drives as appropriate to increase the voter rolls and to encourage registered voters to exercise their right to vote in an informed way. We will conduct Candidates' and Issues Nights before local and state elections and offer rides to the polls for people in need of transportation.