Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, October 15, 2017-Monday, October 15, 2018
10am-12pm
Various around the state, including the Greater Portland Area, Bangor, Lewiston, and Acadia National Park Naturalization Ceremonies. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more dates and information at peg.balano@gmail.com.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
5:30p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor League Business Meeting. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Join us for dinner and more.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30-8:00pm
Martin's Point Jewell Room
331 Veranda Street, Building 6
Portland, ME 04104
LWVPA Facilitator Training - Part 3. RSVP to tiffgreco@gmail.com. Open to those who attended Part 1 or Part 2.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30-8:00pm
Council Chambers
Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor Candidates Forum. Candidates for Bangor School Committee and City Council. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters in the Bangor Area.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30-8:00pm
Old Town Public Library
46 Middle St.
Old Town, ME 04468
Old Town Candidates Forum. Old Town School Board and City Council. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters in the Bangor Area.
Friday, October 20, 2017
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Political Parties: Do They Still Matter?. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll talk about the state of the two party system, how recent trends have weakened the parties even as partisanship has grown, whether our political parties threaten our democracy or hold the main hope for its salvation. Guests: Mark Brewer, Professor of Polticial Science at the University of Maine; and Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and contributing editor to The Atlantic. We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show. Learn more.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30-7:00pm
Pat's Pizza
396 High St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Public Conversation -- Political Parties: Do They Still Matter?. Join us to continue the conversation on the Political Parties. Guests: *Rob Glover, Associate Professor of Political Science and Honors at the University of Maine; Al Judd, Chair of the Hancock County Democratic Committee; and Richard Rosen, former Commissioner of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services in the LePage administration and former Republican State Senator and State Representative from Bucksport. Appetizers and soft drinks will be provided by the League. Cash bar. Public welcome.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:00am
Helen's Restaurant
111 Main St.
Machias, ME 04654
Machias League Planning Meeting. Join League members in the Machias area to plan projects for the coming year. For more information or to RSVP, email lwvme@gwi.net.
Friday, November 3, 2017
3-5pm
Watts Hall
170 Main St.
Thomaston, ME 04861
Forum on November Ballot Questions. Coastal Senior College of Knox and Lincoln Counties and the Midcoast League of Women Voters will co-sponsor a forum on the upcoming four fall ballot questions. Spokespersons for each side of Question 1 (York County gambling) and Question 2 (ACA access) have been invited to make their case, with an opportunity for questions from the floor. Information will also be available for Questions 3 (transportation bond) and 4 (constitutional amendment for state pension funding).
Monday, November 6, 2017
5:00pm
Thomaston Public Library
60 Main St.
Thomason, Me 04861
Midcoast League Planning Meeting. Join League members in the Midcoast area to plan projects for the coming year. For more information or to RSVP, email midcoast@lwvme.org.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
  Election Day 2017.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
5-7pm
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV-Downeast Book Group. We're switching it up! The book group is not reading a book. We're each choosing our own long-form essay or article to read and report on: current events, issues, political theory, social change, you name it. Great snacks and good company. All welcome. RSVP or get directions at downeast@lwvme.org.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10am-12pm
Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
200 Main St.
Thomaston, ME 04861
Can We Talk? -- Managing Difficult Conversations in Politics and Current Events. When was the last time you talked to your cousin? The one who holds completely different views from you? This workshop will focus on how best to communicate your own message in neutral language and how to practice listening to others without judging or preparing your brilliant retort.

Join the us for a lively, interactive workshop that will prepare you for that difficult conversation with your cousin or in your community. Nonpartisan, of course. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters - Midcoast. Free and open to the public, RSVP to midcoast@lwvme.org. Call 354-8748 for more information.