Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters of Sudbury is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Visit the Massachusetts League's on-line Voters' Guide for information about the candidates running in the November election.

Watch the movie Big Pharma: Market Failure

"Big Pharma: Market Failure," a 50-minute documentary on drug pricing, will be shown Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at First Parish Church, 327 Concord Rd., Sudbury. The event is free and open to the public.

Pat Berger, chair of Mass-Care, Selectman Len Simon, and Cindy Ku, M.D. will be available during the discussion after the film to help direct the conversation and answer questions. All have backgrounds in health care.

"Big Pharma: Market Failure" was produced by the Fix It Healthcare group of the Unfinished Business Foundation, a Pennsylvania group working on health care reform. The documentary addresses issues of spending on drug research and development, television advertising of prescription drugs, and the impact of drug pricing on consumers and the economy. Possible changes in the pharmaceutical industry are proposed.

Visit the Fix It Healthcare website for an introduction to the issue of pharmaceutical costs.

The program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sudbury. First Parish minister Rev. Marjorie Matty will introduce the film. There will be discussion and refreshments following the film.

Question 3 Ballot Discussion Oct 21 at Congregation Beth El

Congregation Beth El invites the public to Trans Rights = Human Rights: What's at Stake in MA Ballot Question #3 on Sunday, October 21 from 2 to 4 pm. Click here for more information.

Time to Join the League of Women Voters!

Last year the Sudbury League of Women Voters had over 60 members, which allowed the League to have a strong impact on both local and state issues. We invite you to join us to continue our work for the 2018-2019 year. Click here for details on how to join.

You can help in locally in Sudbury at Candidates' Nights, voter registration drives, issues forums, and the civics bee. We plan action as well on domestic violence, gun control, the environments, and other issues.

The Sudbury LWV also contributed to lobbying for legislation at the state level including automatic voter registration, a strong criminal justice reform package, the pregnant workers' fairness act; the ACCESS bill to provide contraceptive coverage without co-pays or deductibles and the repeal of archaic laws targeting abortion and contraception.

Opioid Crisis Panel

We hosted a panel discussion about the opioid crisis on November 12.

You can see the discussion on Sudbury TV Video on Demand

A list of Resources is available on the Opioid Resources pageof this site.

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