Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
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
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
5:30-7:00pm
Flexit Cafe and Bakery
192 Main St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
LWV-Downeast Reception for New Members. Join us to celebrate our members -- new and old -- talk politics (nonpartisan, of course!), and have some fun. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. No obligation, but we will raffle off some great prizes! RSVP at downeast@lwvme.org.
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.
Friday, June 16, 2017
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum --Jobs in Maine: What's the Future. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll talk about global changes in employment and the nature of work, the shifting demographics of jobs, barriers to work, and what it means for Maine. We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show. Special guests: Jim Breece, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Maine, Orono; and Rosalie Hughes, investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News and contributor to the Maine Focus series on Forgotten Maine Workers.

Learn more.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
3:30-5:00pm
Hannaford Hall
University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04104
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.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
5:30-7:00pm
Pat's Pizza
396 High St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Public Conversation -- Jobs in Maine: What's the Future. Join us to discuss and to continue the conversation on the Jobs in Maine. Appetizers will be provided by the League. Beer, wine, and sparkling water will be available for purchase. Special guests: Marc Cryer, Director of the Bureau of Labor Education at the University of Maine; Martha Searchfield, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce; and Hook Wheeler, Eastern Maine Development Corp.

Public welcome.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
9:00-11:00am
Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04605
Coffee and Conversation: Civic Engagement in Maine. Ann Luther, board member and former president of the League of Women Voters of Maine, joins College of the Atlantic James Russell Wiggins Chair in Government and Polity Dr. Jamie McKown to discuss the importance of civic engagement in the current political landscape. Learn more.
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.