LWVA Interests and Studies

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has published its new position on Charter Schools.

The Charter Commission is working towards a referendum date of March 27, 2018, the date of the 2018 Amherst Town Elections.

LWVA has completed its two consensus meetings for the LWVMA charter school study.

The League of Women Voters of Amherst sponsored two public lectures on the future of energy production and distribution in Massachusetts in November and December of 2016. Anne George of ISO New England spoke on November 29, and Professor James Manwell of the UMass Wind Energy Center on December 6.

The materials for the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts charter school study have been posted on the LWVMA web site. They include information on how charter schools work and how they are funded, as well as the consensus questions to be considered by each local League.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is currently studying charter schools. A new position will be adopted in 2017, enabling the League to advocate on associated issues at the state and local levels.

A summary report of the findings of the LWVA Study Committee investigating support systems available to elders in the Amherst Area has been released.

Questions for the second of the two national studies on this topic invite us to consider when and how political speech might be limited, if at all.

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, a panel heard personal stories about issues dealing with private health insurance companies. Comments came from both patients and providers. All of the stories from the Speak Out will be collected and given to the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing at a hearing in Boston for single payer bills.

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge of the UMass Student Union, the League of Women Voters of Amherst will host a program entitled Speak Out for Health Care Justice: Is Health Care in Massachusetts Working for You?

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