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You can now join or renew online. Or, Download a membership form and mail it to us.

Either way, we are excited to welcome current and new members to the League!

Watch this video to learn about the League!

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

The League of Women Voters of Westford is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds. The League’s goals are to encourage active and informed participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Happenings in Westford

Planning Board Committee Meeting Monday February 6, 2023

Change of Zoning will be discussed for 359 Littleton Road, Suite 2A, to allow for firearms sales and gunsmithing (designing, making, or repairing small firearms). It is the second item on the Agenda.

You can find the Agenda Here.

Nomination Papers for Local Office Now Available!

Thinking about running for local office? You can pick up nomination papers at the Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall or contact the office at townclerk@westfordma.org or 978-692-5515 to request the papers be emailed to you.

In order to appear on the May 2, 2023 town election ballot, nomination papers must be signed by at least 50 registered Westford voters and returned to the Clerk’s office by Tuesday, March 14 at 5:00 pm.

A list of open positions and who’s taken out papers is updated regularly here. Open positions this year are two seats each on the Select BoardSchool CommitteeBoard of Health, and J.V. Fletcher Library Board of Trustees, one seat each on the Housing Authority and Planning Board, and the moderator.

To prepare for your run, read the League’s “Guide to Running for Local Office” online. It includes a detailed description of the entire process, from pulling papers to campaign finance to publicizing your campaign. You can also watch our “Getting Involved in Town Government” program and hear personal stories from town residents who chose to run for local office.

Civic Social Slide Show: Getting to Net Zero

Westord's Roadmap Net Zero by 2050

Click the following link to see the slide show: Westford Net Zero 2050 Slide Show

 

Recent Legislative Bills the Westford League Supports

The following bills have recently been supported by LWVMA. Contacting your state representative or state senator is a great way to let them know if these issues are important to you as well

H.3152/ S.2082 An Act to modernize participation in public meetings. This bill would require remote access to public meetings. (Specialist area: Good Governance)

H.1643/S.1112 An Act improving protections relative to domestic violence. This bill would add coercive control to definition of domestic violence (Specialist area: Children and Families).

H.1377/S.868 An Act empowering cities and towns to support affordable housing with a fee on certain real estate transactions. This bill allows cities and towns to raise real estate transfer fees dedicated to affordable housing. (Specialist area: Affordable Housing)

Learn about Town Committees through these League Videos

Click the video below for an overview of Town Committees:

Click the Links below for individual committees:

Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee
Pedestrian Safety Committee
Recycling Commission



League Publications

The Westford LWV publishes a set of three booklets.  Read them all!

Guide To Town Meeting
Updated in October 2020. Be prepared and informed when attending Annual & Special Town Meetings! Publication of the Guide was partially funded by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund.

How Westford Works

Everything you need to know about town government in one handy booklet! Published in March, 2018.

Thinking about running for local office? Check out the League’s Guide to Running for Local Office.

 

Try out our Westford Trivia Quiz!

How well do you know your home town?  Try out our NEW Kahoot quiz of Westford trivia and test your knowledge of Westford’s government, geography, and history.  We recently played this Kahoot at the 2021 December Civic Social and had a blast! You can play it in a web browser or using the Kahoot mobile app.

Play the Kahoot here!

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