Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, December 1, 2017-Saturday, December 1, 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. New Citizens Register to Vote
Monday, May 7, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Midcoast League Planning Meeting. Join League members in the Midcoast area to work on projects for the coming year. Everyone welcome. For more information or to RSVP, email midcoast@lwvme.org.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor Book Group. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Join us for dinner and a book discussion. The May book is Madeleine Albright's new book, Fascism: A Warning.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Falmouth Community Programs (formerly Plummer-Motz School)
Presumpscot Room
190 Middle Rd.
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. Guest speaker, Mark Hews, State Coordinator for Maine Revives Civility. Read more about the Portland Area League and the annual meeting.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Science Building Room 102
University of Maine at Machias
116 Obrien Ave.
Machias, ME 04654
Ranked Choice Voting 101. Outreach Specialist John Monroe from the League of Women Voters will give a presentation on how ranked choice voting works, the differences in casting ballots, and how ballots are counted. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Sunrise Senior College, and the Psychology & Community Studies Program at the University of Maine at Machias.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Community Room
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Primaries, Parties and Ranked Choice Voting: What You Need to Know. Free public forum on party primaries: how they work in Maine, who can participate, why they matter, and what people need to know about ranked choice voting for this election. Panel discussion featuring Sandy Maisel, Goldfarb Family Distinguished Professor of American Government at Colby College; Peter Mills, two-time candidate for governor and long-time Maine state legislator; Liz Smith, former chair, Knox County Democrats, current member of the Maine Democratic Party Executive Committee; and others. Co-sponsored by the Midcoast League of Women Voters, the Rockland Public Library, and the Knox County Retired Educators Association. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Board Room
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor Area League: Primary Consensus Meeting Part 1. League members meet to review the Study on Primary Elections and answer the consensus questions. For more information, email Barbara at bangor@lwvme.org.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:00 p.m.
Ann's House
Trenton, ME
Downeast League: Primary Elections Study Consensus Meeting. League members meet to review the Study on Primary Elections and answer the consensus questions. For more information, email downeast@lwvme.ort.
Friday, May 18, 2018
10-11:00 a.m.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Immigration: Can We Live Without It?. LWV Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. This month, we'll talk about immigration and jobs, federal policy, and its effect on economic development and workforce in Maine. Guests: Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution; Carla Dickstein, Senior Vice President for Research and Policy Development at the Coastal Enterprise Institute; and Martha Searchfield, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. - noon
Peg's House
Falmouth, ME
Portland Area League: Primary Elections Study Consensus Meeting - Part 2. League members meet to continue the discussion and review of the Study on Primary Elections and answer the consensus questions. For more information, email Barbara at kaufman.barb@gmail.com.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Board Room
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor Area League: Primary Consensus Meeting Part 2. League members meet to review the Study on Primary Elections and answer the consensus questions. For more information, email Barbara at bangor@lwvme.org.
Monday, June 4, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Christine's House
Brunswick
Brunswick Area League: Primary Elections Study Consensus Meeting. League members meet to review the Study on Primary Elections and answer the consensus questions. For more information, email brunswick@lwvme.ort.
Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Community Room
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Midcoast League: Primary Elections Study Consensus Meeting. League members meet to review the Study on Primary Elections and answer the consensus questions. For more information, email downeast@lwvme.ort.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
Hampden Town Hall
106 Western Ave.
Hampden, ME 04444
Hampden Candidate Forum. Candidates for Hampden Town Council special election. Sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters in the Bangor Area.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 
  Primary Election in Maine.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Dusty's House
Brunswick
Brunswick League Book Group. Our book for September will be One Nation after Trump: A Guide fo the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported by E.J. Dionne, Norman Ornstein, and Thomas Mann.

RSVP or for more information, email brunswick@lwvme.org.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
7-8:30 p.m.
Frontier Cafe
14 Maine St.
Brunswick, ME 04011
Midterm Elections Results: What Can We Expect?. Panel discussion featuring Bowdoin Profession Andrew Rudalevige; Democratic State Senator Brownie Carson; small business owner Fred Horch; and Republican lobbyist and former state legislator Pam Cahill. Moderated by Bob Howe. Tickets $5 available at the door.