July 4th Naturalization Ceremony
CELEBRATING OUR 100th ANNIVERSARY, ANNUAL MEETING, GROUP PHOTO
The Annual Meeting on June 2nd was our first post-COVID, in-person meeting! It was a perfect opportunity to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Northampton Area LWV, all together, once again! Meeting highlights included a presentation by Regis Chandler, the lead teacher at JFK Middle School, who used the “She Shapes History” museum exhibit to develop student discovery projects on the history of the suffrage movement and the ongoing struggle for voting rights.
On display was an exhibit of historical posters created by Sharon Farmer, Zjemi Moulton, Nancy Polan, and Nancy Brady.
An entertaining trio – Brigid Glackin, Margie Riddle, and Nancy Brady – presented a lively, musical tribute to Lou Bouley, in appreciation of her decades of leadership on the Northampton LWV Board. Thank you, Lou, for always having an answer and a smile. You are the “glue” that holds the League together!
Historical Posters Highlight Local Leaders in the early years of the League
Aug. 25th Candidates Forum for Hampshire County Sheriff
BOOK SALE September 24: Book collection & sorting July 11 – 30
Activist urges all to work for a stronger democracy and join LWV
Columnist Sara Weinberger, in a recent Gazette article, “The challenge of finding hope in dark times,” urges all who despair over the state of our democracy to take action, join the LWV and VOTE.
Weinberger writes, “Democracy is on the ballot this November.” Democracy only works when each American is actively involved in advocating for a government that really is ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people’. Take action, join the League of Women Voters, (which) works “to ensure that all citizens actively engage in making democracy work.”
S.1/HR1, ForThePeopleAct is critical to America’s future. Demand that Congress make elections fairer and puts power back in the hands of the American people. Ask your representative to support automatic voter registration, restore the Voting Rights Act, and reduce the influence of big money in politics.
Click to watch Northampton LWV member, Chris Flory, discuss Medicare for All in MA.