The League of Women Voters of Hingham (with female and male members residing in Hull, Weymouth, and Cohasset) is a local chapter of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and the League of Women Voters of the United States. Membership in our local League automatically enrolls the member in both our state and national organizations.
Our League is actively engaged in advocacy based upon research and member consensus. In keeping with our mission of encouraging citizen participation, it is no surprise that many of our members sit on town boards and committees and hold elective office in multiple towns.
The LWV Hingham is a volunteer organization led by a Steering Committee and members who are responsible for various activities. In addition, Kate Boland serves on the LWV Massachusetts Board of Directors as Membership Chair and a Trustee of the Lotte E. Scharfman Education Fund.
|Steering Committee||Kate Boland, Carolyn Locke, Eva Marx, Nancy MacDonald, Eileen McIntyre, Judie Shapiro, Cathe Shetzline, Nina Wellford|
|Candidates Night||Chris Wilk|
LWV Hingham engages members through a wide variety of programs and activities. Members may participate in any activities that are in their interest. Guests are welcome when accompanied by a Member.
- LWV Hingham Member Forums -- Be informed on topics of the day -- South Hingham development, Hingham Harbor development, Aquarion Water Acquisition Study, CPA program, etc.
- Day on the Hill -- Members meet with our Legislators and participate in LWV MA program at the Massachusetts State House
- State of the State -- Member Forum with MA Representatives and Senator in a fireside conversation on legislative priorities
- Candidates Night -- Public candidates forum for Hingham political offices
- Sip and Chat -- Semiannual informal member discussion on timely Hingham issues
- Voter Registration -- League Members help Hingham High School students register to vote
- Warrant Review -- Annual Public Education Forum about Hingham Town Meeting Warrant
- I Voted Today Stickers -- Stickers created by the LWVH and distributed at polling locations
- 4th of July Parade -- Members' and families' participation in LWV-hosted parade
Clearly, League of Women Voters members share a commitment to voter rights, education and civic engagement! We look forward to new people joining our League. Let us know if you would like to be our guest at a members' meeting to find out whether becoming a member interests you!