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
Two events for July 4th Celebration: New Citizens Ceremony & Voter Registration, and Frederick Douglas Reading
Join us at two of our most memorable annual events!
Public Reading of the historical July 4th speech by Frederick Douglas, July 2nd, 11:00 a.m., Historic Northampton
New Citizen Ceremony and voter registration, July 4th, 11:00 a.m., Northampton Courthouse lawn.
BOOK SALE September 24: Book collection & sorting July 11 – 30
Contact MA legislators: Pass Gun Violence Prevention Bills
Please email or call the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security members, email addresses listed below, using this template or by drafting your own. Here is a sample you can personalize:
To: Carlos.Gonzalez@mahouse.gov, Walter.Timilty@masenate.gov, Sonia.Chang-Diaz@masenate.gov, Becca.Rausch@masenate.gov, James.Eldridge@masenate.gov, Michael.Moore@masenate.gov, John.Velis@masenate.gov, Ryan.Fattman@masenate.gov, Bruce.Ayers@mahouse.gov, David.Biele@mahouse.gov, Chynah.Tyler@mahouse.gov, Christina.Minicucci@mahouse.gov, Liz.Miranda@mahouse.gov, Jonathan.Zlotnick@mahouse.gov, Joseph.McGonagle@mahouse.gov, Danillo.Sena@mahouse.gov, Brian.Ashe@mahouse.gov, David.Vieira@mahouse.gov, Peter.Durant@mahouse.gov, Steven.Xiarhos@mahouse.gov
Subject line: Support for Gun Violence Prevention bills
Dear Chair Timilty, Chair Gonzalez, and Members of the Joint Committee on Public Safety:
As a League of Women Voters member, I strongly support the following bills: H.2491/S.1540 An Act Relative to 3D Printed Weapons and Ghost Guns; Read our testimony. H.2519/S.1552 An Act to Create Alternatives for Community Emergency Services (ACES); Read our testimony.
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts reasserts our demand for common sense gun safety legislation to allow all people to live safely and with confidence in their personal and community security. Curbing gun violence is a critical matter of public safety, public health, and public confidence.
(Add personalized information as to why this matters to you.)
Please take action to report these bills quickly and favorably out of committee.
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[complete address – street, city, state, zip]
Be sure to copy your own state rep and senator and include your complete mailing address. Not sure of who your legislators are? Find them at: https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator.
LWVUS response to leaked opinion: Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization.
Our response to the leaked opinion regarding Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization. LWV filed an amicus brief in this case in 2021.
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.