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October 2016

Charter School Study Consensus Meeting

October 29, 2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Northampton Area League will be holding their consensus meeting on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St., Florence. Lunch will be served. This is meeting for League members to come to consensus on the State League's questions developed from the Charter School Study. For more information go to Charter School Study

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December 2016

Western Massachusetts Legislative Summit 2016

December 3, 2016, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Once again the League is a cosponsor of the Legislative Summit as we did in 2014.  The event will run from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM on December 3rd at the JFK Middle School in Florence. There will be a wonderful free lunch that’s “Fresh and Local”, donated by the wonderful farms and restaurants in the region.  If subgroups want to make action plans, we are holding the space until 3:00 PM. We also will sponsor follow-up meetings in 2017 and 2018 during the legislative session as…

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February 2017

Cyber security: a talk by Juliette Kayyem

February 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bentley College Wilder Pavillion,
175 Forest St
Waltham, MA United States
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February 6th at Bentley College Juliette Kayyem will give a talk on Cyber security, terrorism and democracy.  Jean and Bob Cherdack will be going and will carpool if anyone is interested.  The talk begins at 5, they will be leaving Northampton by 3  p.m.

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Exploring the Electoral College: a forum

February 7, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brightwood Branch Library,
359 Plainfield St.
Springfield, MA United States
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Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election marked the second time in 16 years that the winner of the popular vote has lost the election in the Electoral College. This disconnect between winning the vote of the nation’s electors and winning the vote of the nation’s people has prompted renewed calls to abolish the Electoral College.   All 50 states and every other democracy in the world directly elects its leaders by popular vote. So, keep…

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March 2017

Postponement of LWV Northampton Area Board Meeting

March 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
139 Berkshire Ave
Springfield, MA
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Due to a lack of a quorum, this is a cancellation notice of the meeting of the Board of the League of Women Voters of the Northampton Area that had been scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the home of Osa Flory, 82 Petticoat Hill Rd., Willliamsburg.  We will reschedule and post the date as soon as we know.  

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League of Women Voters Board Meeting

March 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Board will be meeting on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 pm at Osa Flory's home, 82 Petticoat Hill Road, Williamsburg.  All are welcomed to attend.

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Commonwealth Conversations-Tuesday, March 28, 6:15-8:15 p.m.

March 28, 6:15 am - 8:15 pm
UMass Student Union Ballroom,
280 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01002
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State Senators from around the Western Massachusetts will be listening to what you have to say, and working hard to make sure they carry your voices and your ideas back to Beacon Hill.  Senator Don Humason, Senator Adam Hinds, Senator Eric Lesser, Senator Jim Welch, and Senate President Stan Rosenberg will hold a Town Hall Forum at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Student Union Ballroom, 280 Hicks Way from 6:15-8:15 on Tuesday, March 28th.  This is your opportunity to have…

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April 2017

April LWV Board Meeting

April 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
47 Water St.
Leeds, MA
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The April board meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Margie Riddle's home, 47 Water St., Leeds.

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2017 LWVMA Convention

April 28, 11:00 am - April 29, 4:00 pm
Sheraton Framingham

The 2017 LWVMA Convention “The Future of Democracy: Facing the Challenges” will be held April 28-29 at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, MA. Convention brings local League delegates together to hear distinguished speakers, approve program for the next biennium, elect a new board of directors, approve the budget, and network with leaders from across the state. Watch for more details as we finalize featured speakers and provide opportunities for local Leagues to participate. For now, make plans to have your League well represented at…

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June 2017

LWV Northampton Area Annual Meeting

June 5, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
90 Park St
Florence, MA 01062 United States
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Mark your calendars.  Our Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  The event will be held at the Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence.  Our speaker will be Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Amherst's new State Representative.  We will have a catered meal, with a cost of $25.

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