League of Women Voters of Williamstown

Spring Street Registration

Upcoming/Recent Past Events

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 23

Tuesday, September 23rd, is National Voter Registration Day so the Williamstown League is planning two locations to get voters registered.  The chapter will be on Spring Street in the morning and at Mount Greylock High School, from 12-1, for students who turned 18 over the summer.  Those who would like to help should contact Phyllis Riley at jphyllisriley@gmail.com.

Potluck Dinner

Tuesday, September 30
Members, friends, and anyone curious about the League of Women Voters — all are invited to a potluck dinner at Margo Bowden’s house, 123 Park Street, 6 p.m. on September 30th.  Please let Jean Donati know if you can come and what you might bring: jsdonati@verizon.net.  We’ll be talking about ballot questions: the ones that will be up for a vote in November and the ones that didn’t make it.

Annual Meeting 2014

June 4th in the Harper’s Center in Williamstown

High School Voter Registration at Mount Greylock Regional High School

May 23, 2014
29 new voters were registered.

 Isabel Jacobs oversees the registration of new voters.

Isabel Jacobs oversees the registration of new voters.

Phyllis Riley helps students register to vote.

Phyllis Riley helps students register to vote.

Candidates’ Night for Williamstown Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, April 16th at Town Hall.

The forum began with the candidates introducing themselves, followed by a Q&A of previously submitted and audience questions.  In the photo below Anne Skinner, LWV Williamstown President, moderates the forum with the four candidates running for two seats.

Anne Skinner and Candidates

Anne Skinner and Candidates

Annual Susan B. Anthony Dinner
Celebrating the work of this pioneer in getting votes for women

Rhode Island Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts

Rhode Island Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts and family

Elizabeth Roberts and family

Wednesday, February 19, at 6 PM at the Williams Inn in Williamstown

Guest speaker Lt. Governor of Rhode Island Elizabeth Roberts spoke about the
“The Affordable Care Act: What we have, and have not, learned from Massachusetts.”

Lt. Gov. Roberts, now in her second term in office, is the first woman to serve in that position in RI. She holds an MBA in health care management from Boston University, and she has made health care the center of her political work, starting with her time in the RI Senate. She is concerned both with affordability and accountability and was proactive in preparing her state for the Affordable Care Act. She currently chairs a state committee of both purveyors and stakeholders, so she has insights into every aspect of this hot topic.

Reception for Congressman Richard Neal

April 8, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

New Location:  The Clark Art Institute, South Street, Williamstown

Rep. Neal will spoke about the challenges and opportunities he foresees for the 113th Congress.

Current Issues

The LWV recognizes that both open space and affordable housing are important aspects of community life.  The Williamstown LWV feels, however, that given the devastation of Hurricane Irene and the immediate human crisis for former residents of the Spruces, our town would be best served by development of a portion of the Lowry property – originally intended for a new high school — for housing.

The Spruces current location would replace the open space of the Lowry property with land accessible to the entire town for open space recreation.  We look forward to hosting one or more discussions on this issue in the coming months.

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LWV Williamstown Contacts

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P. O. Box 392
Williamstown, MA 02167
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Leadership

Anne Skinner, President
Jane Nicholls, Secretary
Phyllis Riley, Treasurer
Maria Greig Williams, Voter Service
Margo Bowden, At-Large
Isabel Jacobs, At Large