Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
American Legion Hall
65 Depot Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
LWVPA Annual Meeting. LWVPA members are urged to attend to vote on next year's goals, budget and board and committee nominations. Look for the Portland Area email in mid-April presenting this information to all local members.
Friday, May 19, 2017-Saturday, May 20, 2017
 
Brunswick, ME LWVME Biennial State Convention. Full details here.
Friday, May 19, 2017
10am
Saco, ME Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more information at peg.balano@gmail.com.
Friday, May 19, 2017
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Free Trade: Winners and Losers in Maine. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll talk about international trade policy, how does it work, who sets the rules, and what does it mean for Maine? We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show. Special Guest: Catherine Reilly deLutio, co-founder of 45 North Research. Kate has previously served as Senior Research Associate at the University of Maine's Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. She also served as Maine's State Economist from 2005 to 2009.

Learn more.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5:30-7:00pm
Pat's Pizza
396 High St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Public Conversation -- Free Trade: Winners and Losers in Maine. Join us to discuss and to continue the conversation on the Free Trade. Appetizers will be provided by the League. Beer, wine, and sparkling water will be available for purchase. Guests: Jack Cashman, former chair of the Maine Public Utilities Commission talking about energy; Kevin Storey owner of Quoddy Shoes; and Paul Volkhausen, proprietor of Happy Town Farm in Orland.

Public welcome.

Friday, May 26, 2017
10am
Windham, ME Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more information at peg.balano@gmail.com.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
5-7pm
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV-Downeast Book Group. The book is Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by by Margot Lee Shetterly (368 pages, audio available). Hope you'll join us even if you haven't read the book. Snacks and beverages provided. RSVP or get directions at downeast@lwvme.org.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
10am
Gorham, ME Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more information at peg.balano@gmail.com.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
 
Statewide Election Day 2017. Special Referendum Election. Learn more
Friday, June 16, 2017
10am
Portland, ME Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more information at peg.balano@gmail.com.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
3:30-5:00pm
Hannaford Hall
University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101
Founding Fathers' Day 2017: Reclaiming our Democracy. A Conversation with Seth P. Waxman

Join LWVME and our partners at MCCE for the premier event. Seth Waxman is the former Solicitor General of the United States (1997-2001). In 2009, he joined then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan in arguing Citizens United v. FEC before the U.S. Supreme Court. This event is free and open to the public. Find more information here.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
10am
Acadia National Park Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more information at peg.balano@gmail.com.
Friday, July 21, 2017
10am
Bangor, ME Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more information at peg.balano@gmail.com.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10am
Portland, ME Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more information at peg.balano@gmail.com.
Friday, November 17, 2017
10am
Bangor, ME Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more information at peg.balano@gmail.com.