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

Deadline to Register to Vote in Town Election

If you are new to town and want to vote at Town Meeting or in the Town Election, and haven't registered to vote, this day is the deadline. Go to the town clerk's office, or register online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

Candidates Forum
03/20/17  7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Volunteers Hall, Harvard Public Library

Come hear candidates for the Board of Selectmen, School Committee, and Warner Free Lecture Trustees speak!

Prep for Town Meeting: Forum on the Devens Question
03/27/17  7:00pm
Location: Volunteers Hall, Harvard Public Library

Ballot Question: Should the Board of Selectmen invest time and resources in looking at resumption of jurisdiction of Devens and present a proposal/plan to the town to approve? 

This forum will engage selectmen and citizens in questions and answers about this ballot question so that we can all cast an informed vote.

LWV Video Contest Deadline
Location: http://www.lwvma.org

Today is the deadline for submissions by high school students to the LWV Massachusetts video contest. This year's theme is "Making Democracy Work in my Community." See http://www.lwvma.org for details

Town Meeting
04/01/17  9:00am
Location: Bromfield Cafeteria

Town Election
04/04/17  7:00 am - 8pm
Location: Bromfield Cafeteria


Health Care Legislation in Massachusetts
05/04/17  7:00pm
Location: UU Fellowship Building

State Senator Jamie Eldridge and State Representative Jen Benson will discuss health care legislation. Co-sponsored by the Acton and Concord-Carlisle Leagues.