Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up

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

Date & TimePlaceDescription
Thursday
Feb 20, 2020
3:00 pm
Neighbor to Neighbor Bangor Canvass

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. The project offers residents the opportunity to learn about the electoral process, registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, and changing one’s party affiliation before an election. This is a volunteer-based project: a neighbor talking to a neighbor. It is nonpartisan and intended to educate rather than to persuade. We partner with local property owners/managers, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations to foster a collaborative process.

Friday
Feb 21, 2020
4:00 pm
Weru 89.9 Fm Blue Hill
Democracy Forum -- Super Tuesday Comes to Maine March 3

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. This month, we will talk about Maine's first presidential primary in two decades. How is the presidential primary going to work, how will delegates to national conventions be apportioned and selected, what role will municipal caucuses continue to play, what will be the differences among the parties. We will take listeners' questions by email, news@weru.org, during the second half of the show.

Special Guests: Lisa Roberts, Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party; and Kenneth Palmer, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Maine; and Richard Rosen, former Republican State Legislator and former Commissioner of the Maine State Department of Administrative and Financial Services

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, streaming at weru.org

Sunday
Feb 23, 2020
2:00 pm
Mayo Regional Hospital Conference Center
897 W Main St
Dover Foxcroft 04426
Make Your Vote Count! A Maine Voter's Guide to the March Elections

The League of Women Voters presents all the information you need to vote in 2020, from registration to voting methods and March ballot issues.

Thursday
Feb 27, 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 to Volunteer
 

Tuesday
Mar 3, 2020
5:30 pm
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St
Rockland 04841
LWV Midcoast Monthly Meeting

Come join our monthly meeting at the Rockland Public Library, Board Room. Help plan exciting new projects for the months ahead. New members are welcome! For more information, email midcoast@lwvme.org.

Saturday
Mar 7, 2020
2:00 pm
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant St
Brunswick 04011
The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future

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 effort, while also providing a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind, choices that continue to echo 100 years later. The talk will end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done. For more information, email brunswick@lwvme.org.

Tuesday
Mar 10, 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 March book is How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblat.

Friday
Mar 13, 2020
6:00 pm
Maine Craft Distilling
123 Washington Ave
Portland 04101
LWVME Centennial Celebration & Beer Launch

Join us in celebrating the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters of Maine, founded in 1920 upon the passage of the 19th amendment.

In honor of this historic occasion, YES Brewing will be releasing a Mango Sour beer and Banded Brewing will be releasing "'Nineteen" Farmhouse Ale.

Maine Craft Distilling will also release a Not So Old Fashioned cocktail.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of all these commemorative beverages will go to support the League of Women Voters of Maine in our ongoing efforts to make democracy work in Maine!

Saturday
Mar 14, 2020
12:00 pm
Moore Community Center
125 State St
Ellsworth 04605
LWV-Downeast Monthly Meeting

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters.

There will be cake!

Our guest will be LWVME Executive Director, Anna Kellar. Join us to learn more about the League's brave history and bold future as we move into our second century.

Saturday
Mar 21, 2020
2:00 pm
Southwest Harbor Public Library
338 Main St
Southwest Harbor 04679
The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future

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 effort, while also providing a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind, choices that continue to echo 100 years later. The talk will end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, email circulation@swhplibrary.org.

Thursday
Mar 26, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Mar 26, 2020
2:00 pm
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St
Rockland 04841
The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment when women won the right to vote. This presentation, co-sponsored by the Rockland Public Library, celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the effort, while also providing a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind, choices that continue to echo 100 years later. The talk will end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done. We will meet in the Community Room. For more information, email Midcoast@lwvme.org.

Saturday
Apr 4, 2020
9:00 am
York County Community College
112 College Dr
Wells 04090
New England States Leadership Development Conference

Register now for the League's fourteenth annual New England Regional Leadership Development Conference!

Our theme this year is:

"Engaging the Future"

State League leaders from CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT have developed a dynamic agenda for 2020 that is sure to address the most compelling issues of the year.

Plenary sessions will be at the York County Community College, 112 College Drive in Wells, ME, less than a mile from our hotel accommodations at the Hampton Inn, 900 Post Road, Wells, ME. 

Learn more here.

Thursday
Apr 9, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

Tuesday
Apr 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 April book is Presidents of War. by Michael Beschloss.

Thursday
Apr 23, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/auburn/bngorNeighbor 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.
 

Tuesday
May 12, 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 May book is Blowout by Rachel Maddow.

Thursday
May 14, 2020
12:00 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.
 

Thursday
May 28, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

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 Shadow Networks: Media, Money and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right by Anne Nelson.

Thursday
Jun 11, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/auburnbangorNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Jun 25, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Jul 9, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

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 It's Up to Us by John Kasich.

Thursday
Jul 23, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Aug 13, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/auburn/bangorNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Aug 27, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Sep 10, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/auburn/bangorNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Sep 24, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Oct 1, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/auburn/bangorNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Oct 8, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Oct 15, 2020
9:00 am
Lewiston/auburn/bangorNeighbor 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.
 

Thursday
Oct 22, 2020
9:00 am
Portland/sopo/westbrookNeighbor 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.
 


 

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.