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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    Immigration Explained: Ask the Experts

    Posted on Feb 16 2018

    February 28, 2018 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM
    Fellowship Hall, First Parish Church United; 48 Main Street, Westford MA

    Moderated by Ellen Harde, former Westford Town Moderator

    Speakers will discuss current immigration issues, give accounts of the personal circumstances of recent immigrants and their families, describe existing uncertainties in the law and suggest opportunities for public action. A question and answer period and discussion with the audience will follow.

    This event if sponsored by the Action for Social Justice group at First Parish Church United, Indivisible Westford and the League of Women Voters of Westford.


    Panelists and discussion leaders to include:
    • Liza Ryan – Organizing Director of Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
    • Bopha Malone – Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Enterprise Bank, member of MCC Board of Trustees
    • Rosa Payes – Merrimack Sanctuary Network
    • Cheryl Hamilton – Director of Partner Engagement, International Institute of New England
    • Representative from Project PAIR

    Click here for information.

    Watch “Show Me the Money!” Online

    Posted on Nov 12 2017

    The League would like to thank Finance Director Dan O’Donnell and Selectman Elizabeth Almeida for leading a fun and informative presentation on town finances. If you missed it live, you can now watch it online. The slides presented are also available online. Even if you attended the presentation, you might want to have more time to look at Dan’s tables and pie charts!

    Updated Version of “A Guide to Town Meeting in Westford” Now Available

    Posted on Aug 15 2016

    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.

    Report from LWV Traffic Forum in January 2003

    Posted on Jan 20 2014

    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.