It was a wonderful night of civic engagement at our annual Candidate Debate on Wednesday, October 23rd, when residents heard from the candidates of contested races in our upcoming municipal election. The debate was aired live to Channel 79, and will be replayed daily until the election on Tuesday, November 5th. Stay tuned for our Voters Guide!
Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7 PM in the New Canaan Town Hall Meeting Room for our annual Candidates Debate for the 2019 Municipal Election. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
If you are unable to submit your questions in advance online, we will be collecting handwritten questions before the debate begins, from 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
Questions – which are always anonymous – may be submitted online here, along with any questions you may have regarding the Candidate Debate.
Debate will be shown live on channel 79 and replayed in the days leading up to the election on Tuesday, November 5th.
Left: League of Women Voters of New Canaan President Micaela Porta welcomes attendees of our Annual Welcome Back Breakfast. Top Right: First Selectman Kevin Moynihan provides the State of the Town Address at our Annual Welcome Back Breakfast. Bottom Right: President Micaela Porta registers voters at the New Canaan Library.
Tuesday, September 24th was a wonderful day honoring National Voter Registration Day! We kicked off with our Annual Welcome Back Breakfast with First Selectman Kevin Moynihan’s State of the Town Address, followed by two sessions of voter registration at the high school and library. The next election is November 5th. Make sure you – and everyone you know – are registered to vote It’s our civic duty – a right, and a privilege many in the world do not have the opportunity to exercise.
On Tuesday, September 24th, members and their guests are invited to join the League of Women Voters of New Canaan for their annual Welcome Back Breakfast with Special Guest First Selectman Kevin Moynihan. The First Selectman will be giving the annual “State of the Town” address at Waveny House. Breakfast served at 8:30 AM; Program begins promptly at 9 AM.
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The League of Women Voters of New Canaan Looks Forward to Celebrating the 19th Amendment’s 100th Birthday
Passed by Congress on this day exactly 100 years ago, and ratified on August 18th the following year, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. That’s a cause for celebration to us – and we’re counting down to the 100th Birthday of the 19th Amendment’s ratification in 2020! Stay tuned for exciting suffragist-inspired programming in honor of our fore-sisters 🗳
Annual Luncheon at Roger Sherman Inn with Speaker Joe McGee of The Business Council of Fairfield County
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Lunch at 12:15 pm, $45 paid in advance
Program begins at 1:00 pm, no fee for LWVNC members
Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 22, and payment received by LWV no later than Saturday, May 25th.
SPECIAL TOUR & FILM SCREENING PRESENTED BY THE NEW CANAAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY & THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEW CANAAN
Tuesday, February 26, 10 am—12 pm
13 Oenoke Ridge Road
Free for LWVNC members
$5 for guests
*Snow Date Thursday, February 28, 10 am-12 pm
For more information & to make reservations, email Nancy Geary or call (203) 966-1776, EXT. 2
ABOUT THE TOUR & FILM:
Look closely and you’ll see that several of New Canaan’s public spaces feature art created through a historic partnership between local artists and government.
During the Depression of the 1930s, New Canaan experienced general, widespread unemployment, and the town accepted relief from various agencies set up under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Funds for artists came from both the Public Works Art Project and the Works Progress Administration. Through these programs, art was commissioned for New Canaan’s public places, including Town Hall and the public schools. This period marks the first time in our history when the U.S. government subsidized artists.
On our tour we will learn about the artists whose work graces our public spaces, as well as explore the impact the New Deal had on the development of American art (including the growth of abstraction), the role of government in supporting the arts, and the socio-economic implications of this artwork.
A documentary film focusing on the New Canaan residents who rescued and restored this art will be screened following our tour.
8:30 AM- 10 AM | JANUARY 7TH, 2019
Join us got our annual breakfast with local legislators Representative Lucy Dathan, Representative Tom O’Dea, Senator Alex Bergstein, and Senator Will Haskell.
8:30 AM Gather for Breakfast
9 AM Legislators speak to their priorities
9:40 Questions from Members
*Members unable to attend may submit their questions in advance via email.
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