Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change
Apr
28
LWVMA Spring Conference
9:30 to 3, Clark University, Worcester

The theme of this year's conference will be "Beyond the March: Women Leading the Way in Massachusetts." Click here for more info.

May
20
Candidate Forum LWV/Climate Action Now
7 p.m., 121 N Pleasant Street (UUSA)
May
21
Book Discussion Group
3 p.m., 197 Pondview Drive

Tent of Miracles by Jorge Amado

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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