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February 2017

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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July 2017

Book Sale Collections begin July 10th

July 10, 9:00 am - August 4, 5:00 pm

We will begin our collecting on Monday, July 10th. Books can be dropped off at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Forbes Library and Cooper'S Corner. We will stop collecting on August 4th. The book sale will be on Saturday, September 23 at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School on Locust St. from 9 a.m-4 p.m. For $10, early birds can begin shopping at 8 a.m.

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September 2017

Citizenship Day Celebration

September 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forbes Library Northampton, MA 01060 United States + Google Map

On Saturday, September 16 between 10 a.m. and noon, Northampton will celebrate Citizenship Day in the Coolidge Room of Forbes Library. Yvonne Freccero, Northampton League member, will be one of the presenters. You are invited to attend. The Mayor of Northampton initiated this event - he particularly wants to welcome all new citizens of Northampton. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is celebrated each year on Sept. 17 on the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in 1787. Congress first…

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League of Women Voters Annual Book Sale

September 23
Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Locust St.
Northampton, MA 01060
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The book sale is will be held on Saturday, September 23 at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Locust St. Northampton. The sale is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Early birds can pay $10 to begin shopping at 8 a.m. Books are generally one or two dollars. There is a section of rare and unusual books.

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