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).

 

News

 

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby
The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. on June 30, 2014 continues to chip away at women’s right to equal health care in America. The League of Women Voters joined an "amicus" brief in this case. (see Hobby Lobby Decision....)

LWV-GH Celebrates the Beginning of Summer with a Barbecue
On Friday, June 27, 2014, members of the Greater Haverhill League gathered to celebrate the beginning of summer and to honor our out-going president, Carol Pelchat.

Bill and Joel's Garden

For more, please go to Celebration Time!

 

Ongoing Campaigns

 

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.

 

Events and Activities

 

Roz McKeon Honored!
On Friday, May 2, 2014, LWV-GH member Roz McKeon received the Liberty Bell Award from the Haverhill Bar Association for her dedicated efforts to register voters.

Roz McKeon

Please see the event's page for pictures and more information.

Also, check out Women Composers Celebrated an event held on March 11, 2014 to celebrate Women History Month ...

... The Shoe Workers Plaza Dedication - October 26, 2013 presented by the Haverhill Historical Commission ...

Shoe Workers Plaza Plaque

... A visit from the Governor at the Groveland (Bates) Bridge on November 21, 2013 ...

Governor Deval Patrick on the Goveland Bridge

... And our Holiday Celebration at the Cox-Gagnon home.

Garland over the door frame