At its meeting on April 6, the Steering Committee:

decided with much regret that the Amherst League could not hold a Book Sale this year because of the unknowns of the pandemic;

and decided to wait for guidance from LWVMA before deciding when to schedule Annual Meeting.

Just received that guidance today; now expect to decide at the next Steering Committee meeting on May 4th whether to postpone Annual Meeting or hold it in June in person or virtually (when people can join by phone or computer.)

It you would like to join the SC meeting on May 4th, email our webmaster to receive the link for the meeting on Zoom.

The Steering Committee will inform Membership about Annual Meeting on or as as soon after May 4 as we are able.
Watch The LWVMA 100th Anniversary Webinar Series
LWVMA has created this series to provide a way, in these days when we can't join together in person, to celebrate the 100th birthdays of the National League and the Massachusetts League as well as the centennial of women’s suffrage. As of April 7, there was still space available in both webinars, but you must register for them. (See information for each below.)

The first webinar: I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone Performance will be on April 16, 4-5:30 p.m. Judith Kalaora is “Lucy Stone” in this living history performance. The Amherst Historical Society, with LWVA as a co-sponsor, has intended to bring Ms. Kalora as Lucy Stone to Amherst, which may or may not happen. Here's your opportunity to see and hear Lucy Stone from Brookfield. You must register for the webinar: register here.

On May 6, 7-8 p.m., Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, author of The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters, will give an introduction to her study of the ways women of color have been marginalized, and recognizes how their contributions will positively influence the League of Women Voters as it moves into its next 100 years. To register, click here. Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins was president of LWVUS from 1998-2002.

For more information about these webinars at lwvma.org, click here
(A 20% off coupon for Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins' book is available at this lwvma.org site, but you need not read the book for the webinar.)

The webinars in this series are free and open to the public; most will be recorded and available for viewing. (Note: if you've never attended a webinar before, most of us just listen, but sometimes there is an question period.)
Also of Interest....
LWVMA recently sent word of a free webinar from the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy:

Friday, April 10, 2020. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Joan Donovan, Research Director of the Shorenstein Center, will host a conversation with Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center and former Editor in Chief of TIME Magazine, Setti Warren, Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center and former Mayor of Newton MA, and Rob Faris, author of Network Propaganda and Senior Researcher at the Shorenstein Center.

In this webinar they will examine how COVID-19 will impact our elections, campaigns, and journalism. Will COVID-19 contribute to voter suppression? How should campaigns proceed during the disrupted primaries? How should journalists cover elections in 2020 as information on the ground will be difficult to gather? What forms of misinformation might impact voter turnout?

Registration in required: go to this site to find the registration form.