On TUESDAY, NOV. 2, VOTE for CHANGE and INCLUSIVE DEMOCRACY in AMHERST

Our candidates offer diverse perspectives and will represent our whole community, including working people, families and small businesses. 

TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES we endorse:

AT-LARGE SEATS

VIRAPANH (VIRA) DOUANGMANY CAGE 


  • Former School Committee & School Equity Task Force member
  • Serves on state Asian American Commission 
  • ARHS parent committed to racial, economic & climate justice


ELLISHA WALKER 

  • Co-chair of Amherst’s Community Safety Working Group
  • Advocate for BIPOC, immigrant and low-income residents
  • ARPS parent seeking community input on Town spending 

VINCENT O’CONNOR

  • Longtime activist for social justice and civil rights
  • Advocate for housing affordability & land conservation 
  • Will set capital spending priorities for Amherst’s financial health

TOWN COUNCIL DISTRICT SEATS

JENNIFER TAUB (DISTRICT 3)


  • Chair of Amherst Local Historic District Commission
  • Calling for balanced new development to serve families 
  • Will work for a vibrant downtown and attracting new retail shops


DOROTHY S. PAM (DISTRICT 3, Incumbent)


  • Serves on Finance and Community Resource Committees
  • Advocate for affordable housing & net-zero construction 
  • Supports re-envisioning of Amherst’s public safety services


ANIKA LOPES (DISTRICT 4)


  • Small business owner 
  • Dedicated to a more engaging downtown
  • Advocate for cultural & recreational activities to fuel growth 

 

 

 (Note: The Progressive Coalition of Amherst did not make endorsements in the uncontested Town Council races in Districts 1, 2, and 5.)

SCHOOL COMMITTEE CANDIDATES we endorse:  

JENNIFER PAGE 


  • Former president of the Amherst Education Foundation
  • Served on the ARPS Enrollment Working Group 
  • ARMS parent committed to every child reaching their potential

 

PHOEBE MERRIAM 


  • Elementary School Building Committee member
  • Formerly on School Equity Task Force 
  • ARPS parent who will actively solicit ideas from all families  


 

BEN HERRINGTON (Incumbent)


  • ARPS assistant facilities director
  • Chair of Human Rights Commission 
  • ARMS parent committed to collaboration & equal access

 

The Progressive Coalition of Amherst believes that our Town government should serve the community, including working people, families and small businesses. Our goal is to help Amherst government become more democratic and diverse. Visit us on the web at https://coalitionamherst.org/ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoalitionAmherst, on Twitter @ProgAmherst, or send us an email at progressivecoalitionamherst@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!




                                            








                                            







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