Amherst League of Women Voters

A Voice for Citizens, a Force for Change


Housing Forum, October 25, 2017

Notes from Working the Amherst Housing Puzzle: A Community Problem Solving Forum, October 25, 2017. This forum was co-sponsored by the Amherst League of Women Voters, the Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust, the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Amherst, and the Valley Community Development Corporation.

The Citizen Lobbyist

The League of Women Voters has played a key role in influencing national, state, and local government policy since the League’s founding in 1920.
Here in Massachusetts, the state League advocates for our legislative priorities on Beacon Hill. As a grassroots organization, we depend on our members to act as citizen lobbyists to make our voice heard on important issues of public policy.

Fort River School Library Choices

The librarians at Fort River School have created a list of books to order with a donation from Amherst League of Women Voters, a return for the use of their school gymnasium last summer for our book sale. The books, of various genres and formats, can be used with various age groups and readers to talk about voting rights, civic change processes, and empowering all people to participate in government works.