Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up

 

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & TimePlaceDescription
Wednesday
May 27, 2020
12:00 pm
COVID Recap Webinar: How Money in Politics Affects You

We face uncertain times but one thing will never change: elections must go on. Even during a crisis. Your weekly updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Maine politics and elections.

**Originally this week's webinar was going to cover the Voting Rights Advancement Act, or HR4. We're swtiching it up, keeping it exciting, and instead sticking with last's weeks theme of money in politics. If you have already registered for this webinar, the join links will remain the same.** 

Offering an introduction to online research tools available to the public, we'll discuss how corporate interests shape our lives. We'll also touch on candidates, political committees, issue committees, party committees, lobbyists -- the whole gambit. Get your toolbox ready, because we're going to fill it with everything you'll need for upcoming elections!

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday
May 27, 2020
3:00 pm
Phonebank Training

Learn to call and text voters from your own home - all you need is a computer with an internet connection!  Help us call Maine voters and make sure they know the new date of the primary and can request their absentee ballots. We'll provide the lists and train you!

Sign up here

Thursday
May 28, 2020
10:00 am
Friend to Friend Workshop

Do you want to be strategic and effective at voter engagement? Join this workshop to learn how to successfully encourage the people you know to get out and vote. We'll do friend mapping, create outreach strategies, and develop personalized scripts. You'll leave this workshop ready to talk to people about voting and make a difference. 

Sign up here

Thursday
May 28, 2020
5:00 pm
Friend to Friend Workshop

Do you want to be strategic and effective at voter engagement? Join this workshop to learn how to successfully encourage the people you know to get out and vote. We'll do friend mapping, create outreach strategies, and develop personalized scripts. You'll leave this workshop ready to talk to people about voting and make a difference. 

Sign up here

Friday
May 29, 2020
3:00 pm
Phonebank Training

Learn to call and text voters from your own home - all you need is a computer with an internet connection!  Help us call Maine voters and make sure they know the new date of the primary and can request their absentee ballots. We'll provide the lists and train you!

Sign up here

Wednesday
Jun 3, 2020
12:00 pm
COVID Recap Webinar: Protecting Our Vote

We face uncertain times but one thing will never change: elections must go on. Even during a crisis. Your weekly updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Maine politics and elections.

This week we'll dive into the Voting Rights Advancement Act, or HR 4. HR 4 strengthens the famous Voting Rights Act of 1965 that was significantly weakened by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder. This bill would require states with a history of voting rights violations to preclear any changes to voting that could have a discriminatory impact. This bill was passed by the house in December 2019, but it has not been approved by the Senate.

REGISTER HERE. 

Thursday
Jun 4, 2020
10:00 am
Friend to Friend Workshop

Do you want to be strategic and effective at voter engagement? Join this workshop to learn how to successfully encourage the people you know to get out and vote. We'll do friend mapping, create outreach strategies, and develop personalized scripts. You'll leave this workshop ready to talk to people about voting and make a difference.

Sign up here

Thursday
Jun 4, 2020
5:00 pm
Friend to Friend Workshop

Do you want to be strategic and effective at voter engagement? Join this workshop to learn how to successfully encourage the people you know to get out and vote. We'll do friend mapping, create outreach strategies, and develop personalized scripts. You'll leave this workshop ready to talk to people about voting and make a difference.

Sign up here

Tuesday
Jun 9, 2020
5:30 pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St
Bangor 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Join us for League business, dinner, and a book discussion. The June book is Blowout by Rachel Maddow.

Thursday
Jun 11, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/ Auburn Or Bangor (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here 

Thursday
Jun 11, 2020
10:00 am
Friend to Friend Workshop

Do you want to be strategic and effective at voter engagement? Join this workshop to learn how to successfully encourage the people you know to get out and vote. We'll do friend mapping, create outreach strategies, and develop personalized scripts. You'll leave this workshop ready to talk to people about voting and make a difference.

Sign up here

Thursday
Jun 11, 2020
5:00 pm
Friend to Friend Workshop

Do you want to be strategic and effective at voter engagement? Join this workshop to learn how to successfully encourage the people you know to get out and vote. We'll do friend mapping, create outreach strategies, and develop personalized scripts. You'll leave this workshop ready to talk to people about voting and make a difference.

Sign up here

Saturday
Jun 13, 2020
12:00 pm
Online
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 downeast@lwvme.org for more information. Register here to join us by Zoom on the 13th.
 

Tuesday
Jun 16, 2020
6:00 pm
Democracy Maine Advocacy Briefing

Want to get involved with our work? Join us for this briefing on our key advocacy issues for the upcoming year. Sign up here, and we will send you information on how to join virtually before the event.

Wednesday
Jun 17, 2020
5:00 pm
Zoom
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 downeast@lwvme.org for more information or to get the Zoom link. Great snacks and good company.

Thursday
Jun 25, 2020
9:00 am
Portland, South Portland Or Westbrook (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here

Thursday
Jul 9, 2020
9:00 am
Portland, South Portland Or Westbrook (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here

Tuesday
Jul 14, 2020
5:30 pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St
Bangor 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Join us for League business, dinner, and a book discussion. The July book is Shadow Networks: Media, Money and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right by Anne Nelson.

Thursday
Jul 23, 2020
9:00 am
Portland, South Portland Or Westbrook (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here

Tuesday
Aug 11, 2020
5:30 pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St
Bangor 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Join us for League business, dinner, and a book discussion. The August book is It's Up to Us by John Kasich.

Thursday
Aug 13, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/ Auburn Or Bangor (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here 

Thursday
Aug 27, 2020
9:00 am
Portland, South Portland Or Westbrook (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here 

Thursday
Sep 10, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/ Auburn Or Bangor (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here

Thursday
Sep 24, 2020
9:00 am
Portland, South Portland Or Westbrook (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here

Thursday
Oct 1, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/ Auburn Or Bangor (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here 

Thursday
Oct 8, 2020
9:00 am
Portland, South Portland Or Westbrook (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here

Thursday
Oct 15, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/ Auburn Or Bangor (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here

Thursday
Oct 22, 2020
9:00 am
Portland, South Portland Or Westbrook (tbd)Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here https://www.mainecleanelections.org/civicrm/event/register?id=725&reset=1 

Thursday
Oct 29, 2020
9:00 am
Neighbor to Neighbor Voting


Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation.
sign up here https://www.mainecleanelections.org/civicrm/event/register?id=725&reset=1