Author: lwv

Support Parole Hearings for All

In The Argument in the Jan. 23rd Boston Globe, state Representative Liz Miranda makes a compelling case in favor of guaranteeing a parole hearing to anyone serving a life sentence. She provides details about the bill she co-filed, H.1797, An Act to reduce mass incarceration, that would “guarantee people serving a life sentence the opportunity … Read More

Nomination Papers Available for May 3rd Town Election

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 or 978-692-5515 to request the papers be emailed to you.  In order to appear on the May 3, 2022 town election ballot, nomination papers must be signed by at least 50 … Read More

League Supported Issues are Approved at Annual Town Meeting

The full results of the votes at the June 12th Annual Town Meeting are available here. We are happy to report that the three issues the League supported were all approved by Town Meeting.  These included $2,000,000 in Community Preservation funding for a senior residential affordable housing project at 35 Town Farm Road, a resolution urging … Read More

3rd Congressional District Leagues Discuss League Priorities in Meeting with Members of Rep. Trahan’s Staff

Over 30 members of the Leagues of Women Voters in the Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District–Acton Area, Andover/North Andover, Concord-Carlisle, Chelmsford, Greater Haverhill, Harvard, and Westford—met virtually last month with Mark McDevitt, Congresswoman Lori Trahan’s chief of staff, and Alexandra Karabatsos, Rep. Trahan’s education and healthcare Legislative Assistant. LWVUS encourages local Leagues to meet with their … Read More

Where are the League Banners?

Maybe you noticed that the League’s Vote and Town Meeting banners were not on display before the September primary or this weekend’s Special Town Meeting. For many years local tree services have generously put up and taken down our banners over Main Street in the Center at no cost. For various reasons they can no … Read More

Westford League Awarded State LWV Grant

The League applied for and received a Lotte E. Scharfman Citizen Education Grant from LWV of Massachusetts. The League will use the $300 grant to help pay for a the printing of new edition of our “A Guide to Town Meeting” booklet. First produced in 1999, the Guide describes the entire process of Town Meeting in … Read More

Monthly Civic Social: November 19th at WestfordCAT

Want to learn more about League activities and meet with other residents interested in civic engagement? Check out our monthly Civic Socials now meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 19th at 7:30pm at WestfordCAT, 487 Groton Rd. Some nibbles and coffee will be provided, but you’re … Read More

LWV Holiday Dinner, December 10

We hope you can join us for this year’s LWV Holiday Dinner at the Westford Regency on Tuesday, December 10. This year, we will start the evening with a social – time to mingle, have a beverage, and catch up with fellow League members. The social will run from 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. This will … Read More

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