Making Democracy Work


Date & TimePlaceDescription
Jun 13, 2020
12:00 pm
Winner Take All: Film Screening and Discussion

We'll gather on Zoom to watch the short film, Winner Take All, then we'll be joined by Sylvia Bernstein and Lori Calderone, League activists from Colorado and Maine, to talk about effort to pass the National Popular Vote Compact. Email us a for more information. Register here to join us by Zoom on the 13th.

Jun 17, 2020
5:00 pm
LWV Downeast Book Group

We're moving our book group to a Zoom conference beginning in June. We've chosen How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America by Heather Cox Richardson

Email for more information or to get the Zoom link. Great snacks and good company.

Contact Us

PO Box 1394
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 622-0256

The Democracy Forum

2018 Radio News Award: WERUBeginning in 2004 and every four years since, the League of Women Voters - Downeast in cooperation with WERU FM has produced and sponsored a series of radio programs on topics in participatory democracy called the Democracy Forum.

Beginning in 2017, just because there's so much to talk about, we continued the conversations for the first time into a non-election year, and we've been doing it every since.

In September, 2018, the Democracy Forum won top honors from the Maine Association of Broadcasting for public affairs radio.

Broadcasts may be heard live from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the third Friday of most months. Listen live at WERU Community Radio, 89.9 FM Blue Hill, 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming live on the web at WERU FM.

Here is information about current programs. Programs from the 2016, 2012, and 2008 archives are also available online.

We welcome volunteers who are interested in planning and producing the programs. This great project has taught us so much and made friends of our colleagues. For more information, contact us at


Book Group

Our book group meets more or less monthly. We've read a lot of great books about democracy, politics, and American history. You're welcome to join us. Visit the calendar for the upcoming selection and details.

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Including communities in Hancock County.

Check the Calendar for upcoming events near you.


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PO Box 1394
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 622-0256