Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change
Conference on Legislative Priorities for Western MA
8:30 to 1:30, JFK Middle School, Northampton

Info and registration.

The Future of Wind Energy
7-8:30 p.m., Bangs Center, large activity room

Public lecture by Professor James Manwell of the UMass Wind Energy Center.

LWVA Holiday Party
3-6 p.m.,

For members and guests.

Two Public Lectures on Our Energy Future

The League of Women Voters of Amherst has scheduled two public lectures on the future of energy production and distribution in Massachusetts. Anne George of ISO New England will speak on November 29, and Professor James Manwell of the UMass Wind Energy Center on December 6.

Posted: October 31, 2016

Forum on Ballot Question 2 Planned at UMass

The League of Women Voters is co-sponsoring a panel discussion on the ballot question about raising the cap on Charter Schools. The forum is planned for the evening of October 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room N151 of the new Integrative Learning Center on the campus of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Posted: October 12, 2016

Materials for LWVMA Charter School Study Released

The materials for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts charter school study have been posted on the LWVMA web site. They include information on how charter schools work and how they are funded, as well as the consensus questions to be considered by each local League.

Posted: October 5, 2016

YOUth Should Vote!

The 30-second spots produced by the winners of the 2016 LWVMA Student Video Contest, YOUth Should Vote!, are now on line.

Posted: October 5, 2016

LWVA Supports West Bay Road Pedestrian Improvements

The League of Women Voters of Amherst is urging the Department of Public Works to include the West Bay Road Pedestrian Improvements in the FY 2018 budget so that work can begin in 2017. In a letter to the Department, the League noted that the proposal has several components, and urged that "the overall project be planned together, as a coherent unit, with emphasis on pedestrian safety" and that "local involved in the planning process.

Posted: September 29, 2016