John Fabel: Is ‘Amherst for All’  shape of things to come?

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Is ‘Amherst for All’ shape of future?

The “Amherst for All” campaign to replace Town Meeting is clearly highly organized and well-funded.

In recent weeks I’ve received highly produced mailings, calls from call centers, and even pop-up ads targeting me on YouTube.

Which gets me to wondering: Under the proposed charter, is the “Amherst for All” campaign itself the shape of things to come? Are those who are able to mount the most well-resourced campaigns those who will have the upper hand in governing our town?

John Fabel