Do you have ideas about topics or projects you’d like to see the Amherst League undertake? Bring them to the Program Planning meeting on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m.
We currently have more or less active committees on HealthCare, Racial Justice, Sustainability and Climate Action. Several people work on Affordable Housing, but it could become more active. What focus would you like to see us develop?
All are welcome to attend our Program Planning meeting via zoom on Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. The link for the meeting will be available on our website, lwvamherst.org.
In addition to Local Program, this year we will be asked to respond to LWVUS’ proposed Program for 2022-2024. Local Leagues provide input on the proposed programs of LWVMA and LWVUS in alternate years. Expect the Amherst Health Care Committee to propose that we join other Leagues in asking LWVUS to adopt a clear stance in support of Health Care for All. It may also be time to insist that LWVUS pay more attention to the Climate Emergency.
LWVUS’s proposed program again focuses on the Campaign for Making Democracy Work. At the 2020 Convention, the assembled delegates also approved a continued focus on Climate Change, the Equal Rights Amendment, Health Care, Gun Safety, and Immigration. If you’d like to take an advance look at National’s proposal, or to learn more about Program Planning, you can find the information here.
Bring your suggestions to the meeting on January 20th, open to all members. The moderator of the meeting will be Susan Millinger, LWV Amherst’s Liaison to State and National Leagues.