Thanks to all who participated in 2023 Municipal Debates
The Wilton League of Women Voters extends our deep gratitude to everyone who participated in the municipal candidate debates for our town Board of Education, Board of Finance, and Board of Selectmen. To all those who made it happen: our fabulous co-sponsors the Wilton Library and GOOD Morning Wilton, to our calm and steady moderator Kay Maxwell, to our Voter Services Team Peggy Reeves and Louise Shames, and to all the volunteers who served as timers and screeners and runners: thank you for making it possible.
And to all the Wilton constituents and civic organizations who submitted questions to the candidates, either prior to the events or from the floor: thank you for your input, which enabled a robust conversation about the opportunities and challenges our community faces in a wide range of areas. There are always more questions than available time, and we regret that we run out of time before all can be posed. Thanks as well to all the constituents who attended the events, both in person and virtually.
Finally, we thank all of the candidates: for participating in the debates, for your thoughtful answers to the questions posed, for your respectful conduct toward one another even across real differences in perspectives, and above all, for putting yourself out there to run for competitive office to serve our community. It takes a lot, and we are very fortunate to have such capable people volunteer for these roles.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. Polls will open at 6:00 am. If you are not sure of your registration status or where your polling location is, you can check with the Wilton Registrar of Voters ( https://www.wiltonct.org/registrar-voters/pages/voter-look-voting-district-maps ). See you at the polls!
WILTON’S MUNICIPAL DEBATES ARE AROUND THE CORNER!
Tuesday 10/24 at 7p: Board of Education
Thursday 10/26 at 7p: Board of Finance, followed by Board of Selectmen
at Wilton Library in the Brubeck Room
CALL FOR CONSTITUENT QUESTIONS
Let our candidates know what issues are on your mind.
Important guidelines for submitting questions:
· anonymous emails will not be accepted
· only one question can be submitted per email
· all questions must be applicable to all candidates and pertinent to local issues; questions targeted at one specific candidate will not be accepted
All questions will be screened for legibility and duplication, and may be combined with other questions or condensed.
We will be accepting questions submitted in advance up to 12p of the day of each debate. We will also collect questions written on index cards from audience members during each of the debates. Due to the limited available time, we cannot guarantee that every submitted question will be presented.
The debates are open to all, but as space is limited please register through the Library link here .
On September 20, 2023, the Connecticut News Service ran a story higlighting voting advocacy groups' call on Governor Ned Lamont to ensure the state's election infrastructure is ready for the 2024 presidential election. These groups include both the ACLU and the League of Women Voters.
Please join the LWV Greenwich and the Greenwich Library as they present a discussion on foreign policy with Dr. Evelyn Farkas, Executive Director of the McCain Institute. Dr. Farkas is one of the nation's premier voices on American foreign policy and geopolitics and a trusted expert on U.S.-Russia relations.
Dr. Farkas will discuss the conflict in Ukraine as well as broader geopolitical and regional implications. Following her presentation, Dr. Farkas will be interviewed by Carol Giacomo, a former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington who covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades before joining The New York Times editorial board in 2007.
A moderated Q&A will follow.
To faciliate event logistics, including event check-in, participant registration information will be shared with event co-hosts. The event will be recorded and may be broadcast on television and available online. By attending in person, you understand and approve that your likeness may be shown.
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