LWV Advocacy

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.

Support statements for Articles 19, 36 and 37 on the Amherst Town Warrant, Spring 2016.

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

The Amherst and the Northampton Leagues of Women Voters prepared a joint statement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging the delay of any decision about the proposed Kinder Morgan / Tennessee Gas Company (TGP) pipeline.

Presented at the hearing sponsored by the Department of Public Utilities at the Greenfield Middle School on June 11, 2015. Following a request by Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, the hearing was scheduled to allow citizens in Western Massachusetts the opportunity to publically comment on the petition by Berkshire Gas for approval of a long-term supply agreement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the developer of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. 

Co-president Cynthia Brubaker testifies before the MA Commission on the Status of Women on October 22, 2014.

Testimony given by Co-President Cynthia Brubaker on behalf of LWV of Amherst at a hearing of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women on October 22, 2014 at Holyoke Community College.

Four ballot questions will be on the statewide ballot November 4. The Massachusetts League of Women Voters has positions on three of the four.

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.

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