Program Planning Meeting

March 01, 2020
3-4:30 pm

Join the League Members and the Steering Committee for this important meeting on Sunday, March 1, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Applewood. Be involved in choosing the issues the League will study and take action on in 2020-2021.

The League alternates each year between National and State Program Planning. This year is National Planning. The process is an important League tool for identifying issues to study, review or update, or for concurrence. The National LWV makes decisions about where to focus our advocacy and education efforts based on the priorities the individual Leagues identify. We will also discuss issues that our Amherst League may want to study.

LWVUS's biennial recommended program includes continuing the campaign for "Making Democracy Work," with a focus on redistricting, voting rights, improving elections and campaign finance/money in politics.

LWVMA is joining other Leagues throughout the nation in urging National to emphasize the Climate Emergency. LWVMA has asked us to support adding 'Climate Emergency' to the proposed 'Making Democracy Work" program or to create a new, parallel "Climate Emergency" program.

National program planning will culminate with adoption of a program of education and action at National Convention 2020 in Washington, DC in June. Local program will be adopted at our own Annual Meeting later this spring.

Be part of this important Program Planning discussion! Come add your voice to this always lively and engaged membership meeting.