Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change
Donations for 2017 LWVA Book Sale:
June 30 through July 20 at Fort River School
  • LWVA Book Sale
  • Children's Books
  • For kids of all ages
  • Stacks of books
  • Entrance to Fort RIver School
Jun
30
LWVA Summer Book Sale Donations
all day, Fort River School

Through July 20.

Jul
28
LWVA 2017 Book Sale
9 to 4, Fort River School Gymnasium

Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, from 9 to 4.

Aug
4
LWVA 2017 Book Sale
9 to 4, Fort River School Gymnasium

Friday through Sunday, August 4-6, from 9 to 4.

Revised 2014 Directory ‘They Represent You' Now Available

Important contact information is listed in They Represent You, the League's annual directory of elected town-wide officials and Town Meeting Members, U.S.

Posted: July 28, 2013

MA Bills to Support in this new Legislative Term

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.

Posted: February 10, 2013

Expanded Polystyrene (Styrofoam*) Ban Passed in Amherst

A coalition  consisting of the Amherst Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, the LWVA, and The Hitchcock Center for the Environment worked together to pass a new Town bylaw to ban the use of take-out Styrofoam products in the Town of Amherst. The ban will not take effect until January 1, 2014, and there will be hardship deferments if a restaurant cannot find non-Styrofoam* products to use.  However, there are distributors in western Massachusetts which have many non-Styrofoam, compostable plant-based products, and there is also the possibility of a consortium for bulk buying being form

Posted: December 18, 2012

Democracy in the Balance: Money, Speech and Power

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.

Posted: December 10, 2012

Energy Reports

2012 Energy Reports are out. Download the full reports in the Issues section.

Posted: December 3, 2012

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