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

Date & TimePlaceDescription
Tuesday
Sep 24, 2019
5:30 pm
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Sq
Portland 04101
The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future

The League of Women Voters of the Portland Area, in partnership with the Portland Public Library, has a special event planned to commemorate the 19th amendment. Light refreshments will be served.

LWVME's own Ann Luther will kick off our centennial commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. It is not the suffrage story the way you've always heard it, although the familiar elements are all there. We'll tell the tale of the mulitgenerational struggle for women's voting rights, we'll celebrates that historic victory, but we'll also pause for a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind--choices that continue to echo 100 years later. We'll end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done. Please join us to fill the Rines Auditorium.

Wednesday
Sep 25, 2019
5:30 pm
Bangor Public Library Lecture Hall
145 Harlow St
Bangor 04401
Becoming a Citizen

The Bangor Chapter of the League of Women Voters will be hosting an event where we will learn about the naturalization process. Angela Okafor, an immigration lawyer from Nigeria who became a citizen just this year, will tell us her experience as well as that of some of her clients. The public is warmly invited to come learn and ask questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday
Sep 26, 2019
5:00 pm
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV Downeast Book Group

Our book for September is The Mueller Report. The annotated Washington Post version is available at Amazon.  An online read is free from the Department of Justice and through the New York Times and CNN. It's kind of huge. For the book group, we're going to focus on Volume II, which runs a little fewer than 200 pages, but feel free to read the other bits and fill us in.

Email RSVP or for more information at downeast@lwvme.org. Great snacks and good company.

Thursday
Sep 26, 2019
6:00 pm
Mill 3 Fort Andross
14 Maine St
Brunswick 04011
Voting Rights: Where Do We Stand

Is the Electoral College obsolete?
Primaries versus Caucuses?
Automatic Voter Registration?

Our panel of State Legislators will answer your questions regarding automated voter registration, the national popular vote, primaries versus caucuses, banning lobbyist contributions to legislators, and more.

The Brunswick Chapter of the League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, grassroots organization that believes that voters should play a critical role in democracy. The League was started in 1920.

The panel will be moderated by the Honorable Brownie Carson of Harpswell and will include:
Representative Dennis Keschl – Belgrade
Representative Jay McCreight – Brunswick & Harpswell
Representative Denise Tepler – Topsham
Representative Ralph Tucker – Brunswick

Reserve your ticket here: https://www.explorefrontier.com/event/voting-rights-where-do-we-stand/

Monday
Sep 30, 2019
5:30 pm
Lithgow Public Library
45 Winthrop St
Augusta 04330
The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future

The Augusta Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Maine presents: 

Commemorating the 19th amendment and reflecting on lessons learned and what remains undone.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the movement, but it also provides a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind--choices that continue to echo 100 years later. We end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done.

Presented by Ann Luther.

Wednesday
Oct 2, 2019
6:00 pm
5 Monument Sq
Portland 04101
Portland Mayoral Forum

Join the League of Women Voters of Maine to meet and hear from 2019 Portland mayoral candidates!

This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP at portland@lwvme.org

Tuesday
Oct 8, 2019
5:30 pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St
Bangor 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion
Saturday
Oct 12, 2019
12:00 pm
Moore Community Center
125 State St
Ellsworth 04605
LWV-Downeast Monthly Meeting

Join us for lunch on the second Saturday of each month. We'll feature guest speakers on timely topics, we'll update members and guests on key advocacy issues in Maine and at the federal level, and we'll provide information on key projects at the state and local level where people can get involved in making democracy work. Lunch will be offered, $10 contribution suggested.

Commemorating the 19th Amendment: Reflecting on lessons learned and what remains undone. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the movement, but it also provides a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind--choices that continue to echo 100 years later. Presented by Ann Luther and Sheila Kirby..

Sunday
Oct 27, 2019
2:00 pm
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant St
Brunswick 04011
Dark Money Movie Screening and Discussion

Join the League of Women Voters of the Brunswick Area and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections at the Morrell Room in the Brunswick Library on Sunday, October 27 for a screening of Dark Money. After the film, we will have a discussion on Money in Politics advocacy in Maine. 
 

Tuesday
Nov 12, 2019
5:30 pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St
Bangor 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion
Tuesday
Dec 10, 2019
5:30 pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St
Bangor 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion
Tuesday
Jan 14, 2020
5:30 pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St
Bangor 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion
Tuesday
Feb 11, 2020
5:30 pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St
Bangor 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion