Talk with Himes is Friday, Speak Up is Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Weston has a political doubleheader on tap for residents this weekend. Friday, the league hosts an open conversation with U.S. Congressman Jim Himes (D-4th District) about federal budget issues, and Saturday is the snow date for the storm-delayed annual Weston Speak Up, in which the public is invited to talk about local issues of all kinds.

Mr. Himes will be at Weston Town Hall in the meeting room from noon to 1:30 on Friday, Feb. 22. The congressman is a strong supporter of the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles plan as a useful framework for setting the federal budget on a more sustainable path. He will share his views on the difficult choices between national needs, wants, debt, and deficits, and answer questions from residents.

The public is encouraged to bring a bag lunch to the event. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided by the league.

The next morning, on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10:30 to noon at the Weston Public Library, the league is holding its signature annual event, Weston Speak Up. The open question-and-answer forum with town officials is being moderated by league member Laura Smits.

Representatives from most town boards and commissions, public officials such as the superintendent of schools and the town administrator, and state legislators have all been invited to attend Speak Up to answer questions residents may have and to hear comments and ideas from the public.

For more information on either event, call Helen de Keijzer of the League of Women Voters at 203-226-7830 or visit

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