LWV Advocacy

Delegates participated in caucuses and plenary sessions, listening to diverse speakers and making connections across the country.

The League of Women Voters of Amherst is supporting five articles on the Spring 2018 Town Meeting agenda.

The League of Women Voters supports single payer bills in hearings by the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is weighing in on bills dealing with civics education before the current session of the Massachusetts General Court.

Before every Town Meeting, the League reviews the articles in the Warrant and determines which it can support based. This year's articles include several in areas with which the League has been concerned at all levels as well as others related to our local positions.

A new Action Kit offers suggestions that take from five minutes to a few days.

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 residents...be involved in the planning process.

The League of Women Voters is supporting all or parts of three of the articles (19, 36 and 37) on the Spring 2016 Warrant under consideration by the Amherst Town Meeting.

LWVA prepared statements for the June and July hearings in Greenfield on the proposed tennessee Gas Company/Northeast Direct pipeline. Members attended both hearings.

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