Be Informed: Gun Forum

Gun Forum:A respectful public discussion of an emotional and serious national issue

The purpose of the forum is education and a peaceful exchange of ideas via listening to folks with whom we might disagree to better understand different viewpoints and if common ground exists.

Gloucester high school students are participating in forum by doing research, creating questions, and helping with publicity and logistics on the day of the forum.

Gloucester High School

Saturday 12/14/19 → 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Sponsored By: The League of Women Voters of Cape Ann

Free and open to the public 


Gregory Gibson, author and father of a shooting victim

Mark Nestor, decorated veteran Vietnam War and commander of the Lester S. Wass American Legion Post

Jim Wallace, president of the Massachusetts Gun Owners Action League (G.O.A.L.)

Moderator will be John Bell, former Mayor of Gloucester and US Army Officer who served in Korea

All questions and comments will be written and screened.

Join the League of Women Voters at their annual meeting — all are welcome!

Author Laura Harrington will speak on her dynamic musical comedy of politics, power and persuasion, “The Perfect 36” about the struggle to persuade 36 states to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. She is the author of two novels, Alice Bliss and A Catalog of Birds.

Breakfast will be provided, by the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann.
There will be a very brief business meeting before the talk.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.

Scout Hall, 47 Mount Pleasant Street, Rockport, MA



Need Information about the Upcoming Election? Here’s some help!

Tune in to 1623 Studios (formerly Cape Ann TV) for information on the upcoming election on November 6, 2018!
Here are the times and dates that the Register Deeds and Three Ballot Questions Forums that will be airing on 1623 Studios next week:
Monday, October 22, 2018
9:00 am Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions
9:00 pm Register of Deeds Candidates Forum
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:00 am Register of Deeds Candidates Forum
10:00 am Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions
Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 pm Register of Deeds Candidates Forum
Saturday, October 27, 2018
1:00 pm Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions
6:00 pm Register of Deeds Candidates Forum
Sunday, October 28, 2018
9:00 am Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions
9:00 pm Educational Forum on the Three Massachusetts Ballot Questions

Thanks for getting out to vote because Democracy is not a spectator sport!


~The Cape Ann League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Cape Ann presents A Woman’s Place Is at the Top: The Life of Mountaineering Suffragist, Annie Smith Peck

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

6:30 pm at the Rockport Library

Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you may have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suff­ragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who refused to let gender stereotypes stand in her way.

Join author Hannah Kimberley as she describes her research of Peck’s original letters, artifacts, and ephemera, and brings to life the Queen of the Climbers.

NAA Photo Lot 24

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be for sale at the library, and Hannah Kimberley will be available for book signing.

Join Us at the League of Women Voters Meeting!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

7 pm at the Rockport Police Station

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Interested in Voting Rights? Voter Education?

Then join us at our next meeting!

Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to the vote since our organization was founded in 1920.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Help Wanted: Gloucester Research Project

Dear Good Morning Gloucester Community,

I am an author in Gloucester and the president of the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann. I have just finished my first book about a suffragist/mountain climber/author named Annie Smith Peck published by St. Martin’s Press (

Now, I am on to my next project about the League of Women Voters. For this, I need your help. I am starting with a history of the league in Gloucester and am trying to find any connections that you may know of to the following women who were in the league during the 1950s. If you have any information about the following women, I would appreciate it if you could contact me at Any information at all is welcome. I’d love to be able to highlight the history of the women in our community on a national stage. Many thanks in advance.

Elizabeth Day of Riverdale (raised on Harbor View Court in East Gloucester)
Dot Whiteman of Riverdale
Sybil Kippen of Riverdale
Clara Legace of Middle Street (ran a beauty salon and served on Gloucester Planning Committee)
Jane Brown of East Gloucester
Constance Davis of Annisquam
General and Mrs. Cunningham of Annisquam
Peg Ferrini (office worker and later a school teacher)
Josie Costello of Washington Street (worked in City Hall)
Mrs. Lodge (a doctor’s wife from Pleasant Street)
Dr. Lois Fesler of Hancock Street
Dorothy Burnham Rose of Riverdale


~ Hannah Kimberley

Wouldn’t it be great to uncover photos of Gloucester women in the League of Women Voters like these Wellesley women, below?

lwv-1948League of Women Voters, Wellesley, Massachusetts circa 1950.