2016 Edition of the Bylaws of the League of Women Voters of Amherst.

Testimony given by Co-President Cynthia Brubaker on behalf of LWV of Amherst at a hearing of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women on October 22, 2014 at Holyoke Community College.

Voter Service is perhaps the most varied function of the local League.  It is involved in many activities that are basic to the principles of the “LWV”, some working in conjunction/collbaboration with other offices in the organization and some the full responsibility of Voter Service.  But all league members are often tapped to help.  The following is a general list of the categories that comprise the calendar:

Follow The Money (FT$) was formed in 2011 by Amherst League members concerned about the impact of the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v the Federal Election Commission on our democratic processes.

We had questions. How would the Court decision change the political landscape in this country? How should the League respond? In particular, should the League support any of the numerous proposals for Constitutional Amendments, floating around? How many proposed amendments were there, anyway, and how did they differ? DOES MONEY REALLY EQUAL SPEECH?

Prepared by the LWVUS staff in response to the request from the 2012 national Convention. This document reviews the amendments that had been offered to the 112th Congress (2011-2012.)

The resolution on Campaign Finance submitted by the Amherst League, in collaboration with Leagues in Concord-Carlisle, Sudbury and LWVMA, passed with great enthusiasm – almost unanimously - by the delegate body at the LWVUS National Convention, Washington, D.C.  June 11, 2012.