Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change
LWV Northampton Charter School Consensus meeting
10 to 2, Lilly Library, Florence

LWVA members are invited to attend as observers.

Book Discussion Group
3 p.m.,

Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline

Our Energy Future
7-8:30 p.m., Woodbury Room, Jones Library

Anne George of ISO New England will present a talk on "Keeping the Lights On: What is our Energy Future?" at 7 p.m. in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library in Amherst.

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

School Vote Information Forum September 28

The school project will require a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion question on the November 8, 2016 State Election ballot for Amherst Voters. A forum on Wednesday, September 28, 7-9 p.m. in the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium, will give the community an opportunity to hear different views. The forum is being organized by the Amherst League of Women Voters

Posted: September 22, 2016