League advocacy is based on member study and agreement on selected issues. Advocacy consists of concerted efforts to achieve public policies consistent with League positions, including developing public policy briefs and providing public forums. Lobbying, defined as an attempt to influence specific legislation, may be part of an advocacy strategy.

LWV Advocacy

February 21, 2022

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is taking no positions on the 2022 Massachusetts ballot questions. League members may advocate for or against these questions only as individuals.

June 20, 2021

The Amherst League of Women Voters and its Racial Justice Task Force has sent a letter supporting the continuation of the Community Safety Working Group.

May 05, 2021

LWVMA is supporting, advocating for, and encouraging our members to advocate for the VOTES Act, H.805/S.459.

February 16, 2021

The Biomass Resolution proposed by LWVA was passed, in slightly revised form, by the Amherst Town Council on February 8, 2021.

September 14, 2020

Statement of the Amherst League of Women Voters Racial Justice Task Force for the September 14 meeting of the Amherst Town Council.

February 22, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Amherst has formally commented on the Amherst Single Room Occupancy (SRO) project.

November 22, 2019

Nancy Brumback, chair of the Massachusetts League Legislative Action Committee, discusses how to lobby your legislative representatives.

October 23, 2017

Nine of the citizen petition articles headed for the November 2018 state ballot are supported by League positions. Active signature gathering for two of them is taking place in our area now.

January 19, 2017

Local League members plan to attend the Women's March in Washington and several "sister" marches in Massachusetts.