Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change

LWVA Co-President letter on racism

Did you see Kathy Vorwerk Feldman's letter to the editor in the Hampshire Gazetter 5/13 or the Amherst Bulletin 5/16? To read the text of "League of Women Voters offers help" click on


Revised 2014 Directory ‘They Represent You' Now Available

Important contact information is listed in They Represent You, the League's annual directory of elected town-wide officials and Town Meeting Members, U.S. and Massachusetts Senators and Representatives serving Amherst.  CLICK HERE for the PDF VERSION or find names and telephone numbers under the tabs 'Contact your Elected Officials' and 'Town Meeting'.    To request free copies of this useful publication contact LWVA at 413-253-0633 or email  

MA Bills to Support in this new Legislative Term

Last November, some voters in Massachusetts had to wait hours to cast their vote and many others did not vote due to our out-dated voter registration system. This must change.  It is time to pass comprehensive election reform legislation -- including election audits, pre-registration for 16 and 17 year-olds, online voter registration, Election Day Registration and more.  Please call your representatives today.

Please support election modernization legislation in 2013.

MA Bills needing our support:

  • SD01562 (Sen. Finegold) - A comprehensive bill with early voting, audits of election equipment, voter registration modernization, pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds, and more.
  • SD00001, HD00048 (Sen. Murray and Rep. Straus) - Constitutional amendments to allow for no-excuse absentee voting and early voting.
  • SD00436, HD02543 (Sen. Clark and Rep. Garballey) - Allows for online voter registration and registration verification.
  • Permanent Registration (Rep. Garballey HD02545, Sen. Chang-Diaz SD01166) - Voter registration is updated automatically when you change your address with USPS or the RMV.
  • SD01139, HD03060 (Sen. Creem and Rep. Fox) – Establishes Election Day registration.