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Training on Campaign Skills: Collecting Signatures for Ballot Initiatives

Two speakers from VoterChoiceMA speak about collecting signatures in support of statewide ballot initiatives.

Posted: September 19, 2019

Housing: The Big Picture

Housing costs have risen far more quickly than incomes in most of the country. Few units were constructed between 1980 and 2010, and even fewer of those were smaller, more affordable, units. A forum on homelessness that the League co-sponsored in 2016 identified a great need for housing to reduce the number of homeless people. The proposal by the Valley Community Development Corporation is to help meet that need.

Posted: June 10, 2019

Climate Change Event Coming June 24

A program to promote open talk about climate change and suggest what individuals can do in the public arena.

Posted: May 20, 2019

Connecticut River Legislation

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports several pieces of legislation that will benefit the Connecticut River and its environs. The first bill creates a statewide sewage discharge notification system and promotes awareness of sewage pollution in public waters (H751/S490). The second promotes water conservation during droughts by maintaining adequate water supplies through more effective drought management (H762/S535). The third bill establishes a "water-banking" fee on large scale water users, a measure that will provide for a sustainable water resources funds (H1761).

Posted: April 20, 2019

Amherst Voter Participation Stakeholders' Roundtable

A March 28th meeting of the Voter Participation Stakeholders' Roundtable focussed on ways to improve voter participation by students.

Posted: April 20, 2019

Proposals for Affordable Housing in Amherst

Two proposed projects need our support.

Posted: February 20, 2019

LWVA Joins Amherst Affordable Housing Coalition

A new coalition of organizations and individuals will advocate for affordable housing initiatives and provide information about housing issues and long-term solutions.

Posted: January 30, 2019

Amherst LWV member honored for her leadership

Nancy Eddy, a former Amherst selectman and the first president of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), will be honored during the opening session of the MMA's 40th Annual Meeting & Trade Show.

Posted: January 27, 2019

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