The League of Women Voters will form a new group to study the new Charter form of government and to consider its role. Possible topics of study will include how the new government will work and how citizens can become involved. One outcome might be a revival of the LWVA observer corps.
At a member meeting on May 9, the League of Women Voters began to plan for how it might assist Amherst voters in deciding whether or not to adopt the charter to be proposed by the current Amherst Charter Commission.
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. Anne George of ISO New England spoke on November 29, and Professor James Manwell of the UMass Wind Energy Center on December 6. They have provided their slides.
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.