We have a packed schedule coming up in the next few weeks, and could use your help! Some things we need:

  • Your presence at the Global Climate Strike!

  • Gift basket donations for Civics Trivia Night and our Hope & Olive's Free Soup & Games Night

  • Baked items to sell at the Free Soup & Games Night

  • Volunteers for our Source to Sea Cleanup Service Day, Civics Trivia Night, and Free Soup & Games Night

  • Your help spreading the word!

All the details of the events are below—tell your friends and neighbors, everyone in your network, everyone you know and don't know, and most importantly, invite them to join us!
Important Dates:

9/20: Global Climate Strike , Greenfield Town Common, 5:00pm

9/23: Voter Services meeting , 6:00pm. Email if interested!

9/28: Source to Sea Cleanup,
Great Falls Discovery Center, 9:00-11:00am

10/4: Civics Trivia Night, Greenfield Elks Club, 7:00-9:00pm

10/7: Hope & Olive's FREE Soup & Games Night, 5:00-7:30pm

Please be sure to scroll down for all the details!

Join us at the Global Climate Strike!

Friday, Sept. 20, 5:00pm
Greenfield Town Common

Area students and others will travel to Boston for a major climate rally, while supporters will hold events during the day, culminating in the 5:00pm rally on the Greenfield Common.

Bus to Boston!  Seats are still available, if reserved by Monday, Sept. 16, at . There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

September 20, three days before the Global Climate summit meeting at the United Nations, will see thousands of strike actions and rallies around the world. The demands: urgent government action to phase out fossil fuels and speedy transition to a sustainable, renewable energy powered future, with climate justice and equity at its core. 
In Franklin County, the day will start with a send-off for the bus to Boston at 8:00am in the Big Y parking lot. 
Then from 11:00am-1:00pm , students from the Center School will rally and speak out at the Greenfield Common, inviting all interested to join them.
From 1:00-4:00pm , people are invited to join a “300 foot long roadside protest” along Route 2, at the Bittersweet Herb Farm, 635 Mohawk Trail. 

The Global Climate Action Rally on the Greenfield Common, from 5:00-7:00pm , will feature music and art, with groups highlighting different aspects of the climate crisis and how to take action.
The newly formed Franklin County Global Climate Action Network has already counted scores of supporting groups, including the League of Women Voters of Franklin County, Pioneer Valley Women’s March and the Wendell State Forest Alliance, along with the founding groups: Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, Greening Greenfield and the Traprock Center for Peace & Justice.

LWVFC Service Day: CT River Source to Sea Cleanup

Saturday, Sept. 28, 9:00am

The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River system—rivers, streams, parks, boat launches, trails and more. Each fall, thousands of volunteers of all ages and abilities head out to places of their choice all along the four-state watershed (NH, VT, MA, CT) to clean the Connecticut River and its tributaries on foot or by boat. Join the LWVFC's group herewe'll be meeting at the Great Falls Discovery Center. [ Please note, this location is subject to change. Let us know if you sign up to join us so that we can keep you updated. ]

Many hands make light work— please join us if you can. Folks can RSVP in the fashion easiest for them, or just show up. For the full run-down, please check out our Facebook event:

Civics Trivia Night!
Friday, Oct. 4, 7pm
Greenfield Elks Lodge, 3-5 Church St.

It's the LWVFC's third annual Civics Trivia Night, our biggest fundraiser of the year! This year, we're excited to announce that GCC president Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernández and state Senator Jo Comerford will be serving as our Quizmasters! Featuring fun new questions, categories, and challenges, same rousing good time! Offerings include cash prizes, complimentary snacks, and a gift basket raffle.

Your donations of gift baskets to raffle are needed. 

Please contact Marge if you can donate a gift basket for a raffle.

Also needed are volunteers to assist at the event. We can't run a well-organized night without you. Let us know you'll be there and ready to help!

Hope & Olive Free Soup & Games Night:
Monday, Oct. 7, 5:00-7:30pm
Hope & Olive, 44 Hope St, Greenfield

This year we've been granted the amazing opportunity to participate in Hope & Olive's Free Soup & Games Night fundraisers! Your donations of baked goods to sell, and gift baskets to raffle for this night would be deeply appreciated, plus we'll need your help spreading the word, and a few hands on deck to help set up, run the night, and clean up after. Just send an email to let us know you can help!
In League,

Marie Gauthier, President
Nicole Moore, Vice President
Marge Michalski, Treasurer
Laura Luker, Secretary
Christine Turner, Director