The League in Amherst

Training on Campaign Skills: Collecting Signatures for Ballot Initiatives

September 19, 2019

Two speakers from VoterChoiceMA speak about collecting signatures in support of statewide ballot initiatives.

Amherst Voter Participation Stakeholders' Roundtable

April 20, 2019

A March 28th meeting of the Voter Participation Stakeholders' Roundtable focussed on ways to improve voter participation by students.

Amherst LWV member honored for her leadership

January 27, 2019

Nancy Eddy, a former Amherst selectman and the first president of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), will be honored during the opening session of the MMA's 40th Annual Meeting & Trade Show.

LWVA to hold a local March For Our Lives on March 24

March 06, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Amherst will hold a local March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24. We will gather at Kendrick Park on East Pleasant Street at 10 a.m. and march to the Town Common, where there will be voter registration, singing and speeches.

LWVA Receives Community Service Award

October 06, 2015

The League of Women Voters of Amherst was presented with the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award at the Chamber’s annual dinner on October 1.

Why us? Why now?

The New Jim Crow

January 27, 2015

Coming Together Amherst hosted a screening of a talk by Michelle Alexander.

Providing Guidance to UMass Undergrads

December 27, 2014

LWVA has been invited to participate in a new program at the University of Massachusetts called UMass Women into Leadership by providing mentors for undergraduate female students in the program.

Superintendent Geryk to Speak on "State of the Schools"

December 20, 2014

Next in the LWVA series Amherst: How a Small Town Makes Big Things Happen.

GMO Talks by Professor Elizabeth Vierling

December 20, 2014

University of Massachusetts Professor Elizabeth Vierling presented two talks on GMOs sponsored by the LWV Amherst, on April 15 and November 20, 2014. She noted that people are concerned about GMOs and stressed that knowledge-based processes should be used to understand the risks and rewards of new technologies. A brief summary is presented here. More information is available on her website.

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