Bigger Than Roe Women’s Rally Jan. 22
Thanks for the great rally, amplified by sister rallies across the U.S.! Gazette article, ‘Pro-choice advocates rally against US rollbacks.’ Photo: speakers from left to right: Beth Lev, Indivisible Northampton, Alice Jenkins, US Rep Jim McGovern, Rep Lindsay Sabadosa
Medicare for All Question passed in every district where it was on the ballot!
The LWV table at the book sale featured our new Northampton League banner and book marks, along with voting information.
Read 2022 BOOK SALE REPORT here.
July 4th Naturalization Ceremony
CELEBRATING OUR 100th ANNIVERSARY, ANNUAL MEETING, GROUP PHOTO
Read 6/2/22 minutes here.
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
LWVMA WELCOMES NEW CLIMATE CHIEF! First in the Nation!
Congratulations to Melissa Hoffer, Governor Healey’s Climate Chief, who will lead the new cabinet -level position – a first for the Commonwealth and for the Nation! LWVMA wrote a letter to Melissa Hoffer with this message, “We concur with the recommendation for a professionally developed, statewide public awareness and outreach campaign made in the final report from the Commission for Clean Heat2. We encourage your administration’s development and promulgation of a broader based, state-wide public outreach and awareness campaign that will help all Commonwealth stakeholders better understand the content and opportunities provided by recent federal and state legislation promoting the conversion to—and adoption of—electrification across all sectors – buildings, transportation, residential heating/cooling, home, lawn and other appliances.” Melissa is a true TREE CHAMPION! Learn more about her efforts to protect forests in this webinar that she moderated, The Critical Role of Forests in Protecting Climate and Public Health. Photo from the YouTube video.
November 4th AD in the Hampshire Gazette
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.