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).




Voter Registration Drive!
Sunday, April 27, 2014 is our first voter registration event. We will be set up at GAR Park in downtown Haverhill. The event runs from noon to 4:00 PM. Please contact Carole Pelchat if you would like to spend some time helping out. This is generally not a very busy time, but it does get us good exposure; and we get to meet at lot of old and new friends.

Big Money Wins Again!
In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court extended the influence of money in elections in its decision in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. Please see LWV's response here. For more information about the way SCOTUS has been voting on these types of issues since 2006, please see a copy of the NY Times article by clicking here (PDF file).

Student Voter Registration Drives
We have two dates for registering students:
April 30th at NECC and May 7th at Haverhill High. (For more informaion, please see our Action & Advocacy page.)


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


Musical Celebration of Women Composers

LWV-GH -- as part of the celebration of Women's History Month -- presented a performance of the works of and discussion about the lives of influential female composers from the 1100s to the 1940s. This was a free event open to the public. To read more about the event, please see Musical Celebration of Women Composers. To see our pictures, go to Women Composers Celebrated.


Also check out the pictures from the Shoe Workers Plaza Dedication - October 26, 2013 ...

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