Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change
Coming Up: Forum on Proposed Charter
Sponsored by the LWV of Amherst
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7-9 PM
Amherst Regional Middle School auditorium
  • LWV-Hosted Meeting at Survival Center
  • Civics Fest 2017
  • Candidate Forum 2017
  • More Book Sale in Gym
Jan
15
Book Discussion Group
2 p.m. (NOTE!), 23 Greenleaves Drive (Jane Price)

Mozart's Women by Jane Glover

Feb
10
LWVA Birthday Lunch
TBA, Ginger Garden, Rte. 9

Save the date!

Feb
19
Book Discussion Group
3 p.m.,

Strangers in their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild

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

New Site

We are please to announce our new website. It has some new features like an interactive precinct map that is pulled from the Town Clerk's website. Stay tuned as we make additions and get ready for the 2013 town meetings.

Posted: November 6, 2012

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