A series of public workshops during which the LWV Northampton Area will provide guidance and resources for communicating with state and federal legislators in support or opposition to specific legislation. Information on major proposed state and federal legislation will be provided along with … Read More... about Political Outreach Workshops
Join our 100th Anniversary Committee. Help us uncover the amazing stories of the black women like Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, who were major forces in the suffrage movement, but went mostly unnoticed by historians.
Help us research the history of the Northampton LWV, which is almost 100 years old! There are boxes of league records in the Smith archives and many articles in the archives of the Hampshire Gazette, which go back more than 100 years. Plus we can explore historical records on line. We need creative people to decide how best to share this material with the public. We need you on this exploration! Contact us if you are excited to help.
ACTION 2: Fund the Civics Project Trust Fund
Massachusetts passed the civic education law in 2018. No funds were appropriated for it. We must work to keep it from becoming an unfunded mandate.
Contact your state Representative and Senator. Read more…
ACTION 1: HR 1 For the People Act
Contact your U.S. Representative soon. The final floor vote in the House will be at the end of February or beginning of March. As an organization with a mission of empowering voters and defending democracy, the League of Women Voters is proud to support legislation that does the same. The For the People Act will improve American elections by making our election system more free, fair, and accessible to all eligible Americans. Read more…