What is the League?

The League of Women Voters of Harvard (LWVH), established in 1950, is a local branch of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and the League of Women Voters of the United States. It is a non-partisan, multi-issue, grassroots organization whose mission is to encourage informed and active participation in local, state, and federal government and to influence public policy through education.

Who are our members?

Nationwide, the League has more than 100,000 members—concerned, socially conscious women and men in all fifty states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Harvard’s local league consists of about 40 members. We invite and encourage anyone of voting age to join us!

What does the League do?

  • Educates citizens about issues, legislation, and candidates.
  • Encourages informed citizen participation in the political process.
  • Monitors government acitivites. At the local level this includes observing town boards and committees.
  • Registers voters. In Harvard, the League works with the Bromfield School and the Town Clerk to register students when they reach voting age.
  • Sponsors candidate debates and public issue forums.
  • Teaches citizens and non-citizens about their rights and responsibilities.

How can I join Harvard's League?

Membership is open to U. S. citizens who are at least 18 years of age. Associate membership is available to all others. Annual dues are $45 per individual, $60 per household, or $20 per student. Send email to info@lwvharvard.org, or write to LWV Harvard, PO Box 405, Harvard, MA 01451.

Upcoming Events

Voter Forum on Devens Reuse Plan Changes
06/04/15  7:00pm
Location: Volunteers Hall

An interactive educational forum to hear about the four zoning changes proposed by Mass Development with respect to housing and commercial development at Devens. 

Ed Starzec of Mass Development will be present. Panelists representing the towns of Harvard and Shirley will provide their perspectives.

First Friday
06/05/15  9:30
Location: Hildreth House

Monthly meeting of Harvard LWV.

Super Town Meeting
06/08/15  7:00pm
Location: Harvard Elementary School Cafeteria

The Warrant detail and additional information are available from the Harvard Town Web site main page.

Havard LWV Annual Meeting
06/17/15  6:30pm
Location: Unitarian Church Fellowship Hall Community Room

Potluck dinner and business meeting.