It’s that time again: time to plan our priorities for advocacy and education for our next League year, June 2023–24.
Every year we set our local priorities. In addition, in odd-numbered years we also send our responses to the State’s proposed biennial priorities and goals, while in even-numbered years we respond to the National League’s biennial proposals.
We’ll be meeting virtually on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. to discuss and vote on these proposals.
- Do we want to express our continued interest in the areas on which our committees and concerned individuals are working? They are affordable housing, climate action and sustainability, the health of the Connecticut River and its watershed, racial justice, single payer healthcare, and the current task force’s review of town government.
- Think about whether you would like to see us add (or subtract) a priority.
- If you’d like to see the proposed priorities and goals the State League has sent us for the biennium 2023-2025, you will find them here.
Local Leagues can also propose a study to the State at this time. The purpose of a study, normally a two-year project, is to see whether we want the State to adopt a position on an issue on which neither the State nor National has a position. When we have an established position, we can advocate for it.
Several members of the Amherst League have suggested we propose to the State a study on Reparations. What do you think? Your vote at the meeting can help determine whether or not we propose it.