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

LWVA Supports West Bay Road Pedestrian Improvements

The League of Women Voters of Amherst is urging the Department of Public Works to include the West Bay Road Pedestrian Improvements in the FY 2018 budget so that work can begin in 2017. In a letter to the Department, the League noted that the proposal has several components, and urged that "the overall project be planned together, as a coherent unit, with emphasis on pedestrian safety" and that "local residents...be involved in the planning process.

Posted: September 29, 2016

School Vote Information Forum September 28

The school project will require a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion question on the November 8, 2016 State Election ballot for Amherst Voters. A forum on Wednesday, September 28, 7-9 p.m. in the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium, will give the community an opportunity to hear different views. The forum is being organized by the Amherst League of Women Voters

Posted: September 22, 2016

LWVA Opening Meeting Jump Starts LWV Charter School Study

William Diehl, the Executive Director of the Collaborative for Educational Service, presented a talk on "The Disproportionate Impact of Charter Schools on Rural and Small Districts" at the LWVA Opening Meeting on September 14.

Posted: September 21, 2016

Charter Commission Public Meetings Scheduled

The Amherst Charter Commission will hold a number of listening sessions this fall and beyond. They want to hear from all residents of Amherst about how to make local government work for them. For times and places, see the attached flyer.

Posted: September 12, 2016

Candidates Speak Out on Issues Followed By LWV

Candidates for the Third Hampshire District Representative have participated in a number live forums this summer and have also responded in writing to questions dealing with issues of interest to the League of Women Voters.

Posted: August 23, 2016

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