On Thursday, October 23rd, Ward 6 in Newton will present eight speakers, two for each ballot question: one for and one against. Each will speak for six minutes. At the end, the audience will question the speakers.
When: October 23rd. 7:00 to 9:00
Where: Women’s Workshop, 72 Columbus St. Newton, Maq
Frank Wolpe has kindly agreed to be the moderator.
The four questions and the speakers are:
Question 1: Should we repeal the automatic yearly increase on the gas tax?
Speakers: Pro: Stephen W. Aylward from Tank the Gas Tax
Anti: Lizzi Weyant from the Committee for Safer Roads and Bridges.
Question 2: Should we expand the beverage container deposit law to include the containers of more drinks such as water.
Pro: James Purdy from the Green Decade
Con: No one. They send a statement to be read
Question 3: Should casinos be prohibited in Massachusetts?
Pro casinos: Charlie Stefanini a lawyer who has a lobbied for Suffolk Downs
Anti casinos: Tom Larkin, Director of anti casino group USS-MASS
Question 4: Should employees earn and use sick time in most businesses in which they work?
Pro: Bill O’Neill, Regional Field Director for Yes on 4
Against: Bill Vernon, MA Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesseas