Our friends at the Wilton Library are putting on a program with Jim Cameron, long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator. This will be a Zoom presentation including a Q&A on Connecticut's transportation future.
-Will riders ever return to commuter rail?
-Who will pay to keep the trains running when Federal money is gone?
-Where will money be found to repair our highways?
-How will new residential / workplace trends affect CT's economy?
Cameron explores the options in an engaging, thought-provoking workshop with plenty of time to hear your ideas and answer your questions.
Cameron has been called "the transportation guru," having spent over 25 years working and reporting on the issue. A former NBC News anchor, Jim Cameron is a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award. A Connecticut resident for over 30 years, he served 19 years on the Metro-North Commuter Council, later founding the Commuter Action Group. He also authors a weekly newspaper column, "Talking Transportation" which runs in the CT Mirror and other online news sites. Cameron is also author of his first book "Off the Record: Confessions of a Media Consultant."
Registration is required. Please click here for additional information and to register.
Please join our friends at the League of Women Voters of Greenwich and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy for a lunch time discussion on December 9th from 12:00 to 1:30 entitled "Utility Regulation in CT: The Important Role of PURA. An introduction will be made by Steve Meskers, State Representative District 151 and the conversation will be with PURA Chairwoman Marissa Gillett. The program will conclude with a 15 minute Q&A and questions can be submitted upon registration.
PURA is the Public Utility Regulatory Authority. PURA regulates the rates of the state's public utilities including electric, water, natural gas, cable and telecommunications.
For more information and to register, please click here.
The Conversations Series, created in partnership by the Redding League of Women Voters and the Mark Twain Library, is an award-winning series which offers opportunities to continue and expand conversations on race, justice and democracy. Community members can exchange ideas, hear differing perspectives and talk about our ever-evolving democracy.
The session held on November 29th will focus on the book One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy by Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University.
Registration is required and limited to 40 participants to allow for open and productive participation. For more information, and to register, please click here.
The Town of Wilton Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board. The deadline to apply is November 28, 2022. Interested candidates must be registered voters and are required to submit a resume and written answers to questions.
For more information on this and all other town vacancies, please visit The Town of Wilton's Website.
The results are in!
The Wilton League of Women Voters extends thanks to all the candidates who stepped up to serve our community. We also thank our tireless Registrars and poll workers who are committed to ensuring a smooth Election Day.
Voter turnout was strong in Wilton. 67% of registered voters exercised their right to cast their ballot, either in person or by absentee ballot. Civic engagement clearly matters here.
We are pleased that the Early Voting ballot referendum passed with more than a two-to-one margin in Wilton and by 59% - 41% statewide. This referendum paves the way for the new State Assembly to pass legislation enabling early voting in Connecticut. You can find more news on this, including next steps, here.
Finally the Wilton League of Women Voters congratulates the winning candidates and looks forward to working with our newly elected legislators and other officials in communicating timely information about issues and initiatives facing our town and state.
Election Results for November 8, 2022 can be found here.
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