The League of Women Voters of Westford is a group of women and men of all ages and backgrounds with the common interest of “Making Democracy Work.” The League’s goal is to encourage active and informed participation of citizens in government.
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The League of Women Voters of Westford will host a Candidates’ Night on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 7 p.m. The event will be held in the downstairs Meeting Room of the J.V. Fletcher Library. Learn more about the candidates running for local office. Questions from the audience are encouraged, although the League may combine or edit questions due to time restrictions. Please note that due to time constraints, only candidates for contested elections will be speaking at Candidates’ Night.
Elections are being held for Selectmen, Board of Health, Housing Authority, Library Trustees, Planning Board, and School Committee. Candidates’ Night is a must-see event to help you get to know the candidates better. This event will be simulcast on Westford CAT Comcast 8/Verizon 35, and will be rebroadcast and available online. Remember to also watch for the Voters’ Guide published in the Westford Eagle in April, or read it online.
The League of Women Voters of Westford is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League does not support or oppose any candidate or political party.
Thanks to the hard work of League members, a new version of the League’s publication “A Guide to Town Meeting in Westford” is now available. Hard copies will be available at town meetings, as well as at the Library and the Town Clerk’s office. You can also download your own copy online from our website.
The Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who attends, or would like to attend, Westford’s Town Meetings.
Amid the current discussions of traffic in Westford, we thought it would be helpful to make a report from the League’s Forum on traffic in Westford, written in January 2003. Comparing the solutions proposed then, to the problems and solutions being proposed following the most recent NMCOG traffic study in town highlights the continued changes to traffic patterns in town. If you are interested in the current traffic and parking issues in town, reading this report gives you additional history and insight into the challenges Westford faces dealing with increased traffic and development. Download and read the report here.
The Westford LWV’s latest project has been to put together a guide for any town residents who are considering running for local office. This guide will be available as a printed booklet at Town Hall and the J.V. Fletcher Library, but it is also available online. This guide is a great way to learn more about the process of running for local office, and draws on the experiences and wisdom of many League members and residents who have gone through the process.
Download “A Guide to Running for Local Office in Westford” today!