A meeting on the 2020 Census was held at Town Hall on October 10. Speakers included Mindy Domb, Rep. Paul Mark (House Committee on Redistricting), and Georgia Lowe (US Census Bureau).
Two speakers from VoterChoiceMA speak about collecting signatures in support of statewide ballot initiatives.
A March 28th meeting of the Voter Participation Stakeholders' Roundtable focussed on ways to improve voter participation by students.
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.
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.
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?
Coming Together Amherst hosted a screening of a talk by Michelle Alexander.
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.
Next in the LWVA series Amherst: How a Small Town Makes Big Things Happen.
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.