Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change
Amherst March for Our Lives
10 a.m., Kendrick Park

from Kendrick Park to Amherst Town Common. Speakers, singing, voter registration.

Civics Fest
7 p.m., ARMS auditorium

More information here

Training for LWV moderators
2-4 p.m., Smith Vocational HS, 80 Locust St, Northampton

Training for moderators, who play a critical role in candidate and issue forums and debates.

Climate Change Forum

Featuring local legislators and an open mike. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Amherst Regional Middle School.

Posted: September 20, 2014

LWVA Co-President letter on racism

Did you see Kathy Vorwerk Feldman's letter to the editor in the Hampshire Gazetter 5/13 or the Amherst Bulletin 5/16?

Posted: May 21, 2014

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