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LWVG Welcomes Nicole Hockley of Sandy Hook Promise in Discussion

The League of Women Voters of Greenwich together with Greenwich Library invites the public to the latest in their free Community Speaker Series, on Tuesday, May 21. The event will feature an informative conversation with Nicole Hockley, a national leader on gun violence prevention whose son Dylan was killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary, and Lucy Arecco, GHS Bella House Administrator, as well as students from Greenwich High School. Kay Maxwell, former president of League of Women Voters CT and League of Women Voters US will moderate the discussion. Sandy Hook Promise has trained over 6.5 million youth and adults, including over 2,000 students in Greenwich, on how to identify warning signs and intervene to prevent gun violence. read more...

LWV, GHS Sponsor Harvard Case Discussion on MLK and Voting Rights

If you were a civil rights leader after Selma in 1965, how might you have responded to the violence and worked to move the cause of voting rights forward for the African American community? This question will be the focus of an innovative program on Nov. 13 offered by the League of Women Voters of Greenwich together with the Greenwich High School Social Studies Department. Participants will not only include League members from Greenwich and New York, but also students from up to five area high schools. This will be the second in a series of case discussions that the League is aiming to make into an annual community program. read more...

LWVG Hosts Discussion on ‘Fixing Connecticut’s Finances’

With Connecticut’s fiscal challenges expected to feature prominently in November’s election, the League of Women Voters of Greenwich (LWVG) has invited the Co-Chairs of the bi-partisan Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, Jim Smith and Bob Patricelli, to discuss their recommendations for getting the state’s economy back on track, on Tuesday, Oct. 2. read more...

Panel to Discuss Greenwich’s Economic Future

With Connecticut’s economy expected to feature prominently in the 2018 election season, the League of Women Voters of Greenwich is hosting a community forum on Tuesday, April 24 to discuss ways we can enhance economic competitiveness around our state. The event titled “Reimagining Our Economic Future: A 21st Century Vision for Our Town, State and Region,” will highlight policy proposals in a number of key areas, including transportation; business attraction and retention; commercial, residential and transit-oriented real estate development; downtown revitalization; and, climate change resiliency. The forum is being co-sponsored by the Town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Library, and will be held in the Cole Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and the program starts promptly at 7 p.m. Although admission is free, registration is required at League.RSVP@gmail.com by April 17. read more...

LWVG to Host Constitutional Case Discussion

How much power—and what kind of power—should the federal government have over the states? This foundational question, first debated by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, will be the focus of an innovative program on Monday, Nov. 13 offered by the League of Women Voters of Greenwich (LWVG), together with the Greenwich High School Social Studies Department and the Harvard Club of Fairfield County. read more...