A new Action Kit offers suggestions that take from five minutes to a few days.
Questions for the second of the two national studies on this topic invite us to consider when and how political speech might be limited, if at all.
LWVMA Co-President Anne Borg set the scene for a panel discussion on “Economic Inequality and Political Participation — Whose Voice Is Heard?” on March 19 at Bentley University in Waltham. She asked bluntly: Is the rising concentration of wealth compatible with democracy? Can ordinary citizens still affect public policy?
Months—years, in fact—of work by members of the League in Amherst and across the state of Massachusetts have resulted in some polished products that you can use to educate yourself and others. All of these can be found at the LWVMA web site.
There is much we do not understand. Educating our membership (including ourselves), and spreading the word to the grassroots are necessary first steps to whatever direction our advocacy efforts will take. The MA Leagues of Concord/Carlisle and Sudbury recently developed an educational presentation and suggested that we preview it in Amherst.
In October 2012, the LWVA’s Follow the Money (FT$) Interest Group, presented its version of the program, ‘Democracy in the Balance: Money, Speech and Power’ to the Amherst League.