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Date & TimePlaceDescription
Jan 18, 2020
4:00 pm
South PortlandWomen In Harmony Concert and Dinner with the League

The League of Women Voters of the Portland Area celebrates Maine Women’s Suffrage Centennial with Women In Harmony’s THE RIGHT TO VOTE concert in South Portland. Please reserve Saturday, January 18, 2020, for a 4pm concert and a post-concert dinner at nearby Thai Taste, 435 Cottage Rd, South Portland. Email for more information. Register now to be included in the dinner reservation (separate checks). Order your own concert tickets online at    

Jan 17, 2020
4:00 pm
Democracy Forum -- Census 2020: Everyone Counts

LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. This month, we will talk about the upcoming decennial census, how it's going to work, problems on the horizon, and the consquences for Maine and the nation. We'll take listener questions during the second half of the show.

Special Guests: Margo J. Anderson, Distinguished Professor Emerita from UW-Milwaukee, and author of The American Census: A Social History; and Matthew Dunlap, Maine Secretary of State and chair of the State's Complete Count Committee.

WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, streaming at

Jan 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 January book is The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple.

Jan 11, 2020
12:00 pm
Moore Community Center
125 State St
Ellsworth 04605
LWV-Downeast Monthly Meeting

Who Counts? The Promise and Peril of the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is a high-stakes endeavor with very significant political and economic consequences for Maine. We’ll talk about next year’s Census and why it’s so important, how the data is used, and how it will roll out in 2020. We’ll also talk about some special threats to an accurate count this year and what we can do – what the League is doing – to help ensure a complete count. Featuring Penelope Hamblin, who heads the Census Complete Count Committee of the League of Women Voters of Maine. For more information:

Lunch will be offered, $10 contribution suggested.

Jan 7, 2020
5:00 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. Arrive early for voter registration training to get ready for 2020.