LWV - Making Democracy Work!®
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Since 1920, it has fought to improve our systems of government and impact public policies. The League is a grassroots organization; its enduring strength and importance comes from its inimitable decentralized structure that works at the local, state, and national levels.
LWV-GH is committed to opening the doors of government to all of Greater Haverhill’s citizens. Our goal is a representative system of government that is transparent, responsive, responsible, and supportive of citizen participation. Our organization’s membership is open to both men and women; and our monthly meetings are always well-attended.
LWV-GH works to keep the public well-informed about government and social policy issues, provides objective information about both critical public policy issues and candidates seeking office, and promotes voter service programs (such as voter registration).
Musical Celebration of Women Composers
March 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LWV-GH -- as part of the celebration of Women's History Month -- is presenting a performance and discussion about influential female composers from the 1100s to the 1940s. This is a free event open to the public. For more information, please click here.
Also check out the pictures from the Shoe Workers Plaza Dedication - October 26, 2013 ...
... A visit from the Governor at the Groveland (Bates) Bridge on November 21, 2013.
... And our Holiday Celebration at the Cox-Gagnon home.
Dear Future Governor...
02/01/2014 to 03/31/2014
All Massachusetts high school students (grades 9 - 12) are invited to participate in this LWVMA-sponsored event. Click here for more information!
Support EPA's Limit on Carbon Polution!
LWV is inviting everyone to submit a public comment to the EPA in support of the standard and your voice will be part of the official record. Please sign the LWV petition here.
Tell Congress to Fix the Voting Rights Act
LWV is urging Americans to contact their elected officials to urge them to repair the damage caused by last year's Supreme Court ruling and to restore VRA (the Voting Rights Act). For more information, please go to the LWV site.
The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly to increase the minimum wage from $8.00 an hour to $11.00 by 2016. For more, please see Minimum Wage Going Up in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed two important election law reforms—-online voter registration and early voting-—as part of a larger package that also included additional training for election administrators and several election reform study committees. The bill passed overwhelmingly (141 to 10) after many hours of debate. For more, please see Victory at the State House.