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Date & TimePlaceDescription
Saturday
Dec 10, 2011
12:00 pm
Shinbashi
139 High St
Ellsworth 04605
Lunch with Senator Brian Langley

Join the League of Women Voters - Downeast for lunch with District 28 Senator Brian Langley, noon to 2:00 p.m., Shinbashi, 139 High Street, Ellsworth. Senator Langley will discuss highlights from the first regular session of the 125th Legislature and talk about the challenges remaining for the second session. Lunch will be available for purchase from the menu. This meeting is open to the public -- bring a friend. Hope to see you there.

Friday
Dec 2, 2011
10:00 am
Us District Court
202 Harlow St
Bangor 04401
Naturalization Ceremony

New citizens are born at this Naturalization Ceremony, twice a year in Bangor. If you would like to represent the League at this event in Bangor, please let us know at marthad@gwi.net or 667-5863.

Saturday
Nov 5, 2011
12:00 pm
Jasper's Restaurant
200 High St
Ellsworth 04605
Monthly meeting of LWVME - Downeast

Get together with old friends and new ones to learn what the League is working on at the local and state level and to set priorities for the League of Women Voters - Downeast. We'll talk about our work on voter education, the campaign to Protect Maine Votes, equality in marriage, redistricting, and campaign finance reform, among other topics. Lunch will be available for purchase from the menu.

Wednesday
Nov 2, 2011
6:30 pm
Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow St
Bangor 04401
Bangor Candidates Forum

The School Committee Candidates Forum is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and the City Council Candidates Forum is from 7:45 to 8:45 pm, in the Council Chambers, Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow St, Bangor.

Wednesday
Oct 19, 2011
7:00 pm
Topsham Town Hall
100 Main St
Topsham 04086
Topsham Candidate Forum

All candidates for Board of Selectmen are invited to participate.

Friday
Oct 14, 2011
7:00 pm
Hampton Inn And Suites
900 Post Rd
Wells 04090
Leadership Development Conference

The Leagues of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island will convene for workshops and celebration. This year's focus is on Membership. Representatives from LWVUS will be there to lead and participate. Register for the event by completing the online registration form by Friday, September 23, 2011. Click here to register. Your registration includes your room at the Hampton Inn. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Sara Richman at SRichman@lwv.org or (202) 263-1312.

Thursday
Oct 13, 2011
7:00 pm
Municipal Meeting Facility
16 Station Ave
Brunswick 04011
Cumberland County District 3 Commissioner Candidate Forum

Both candidates will be invited.

District 3 includes Brunswick, Freeport, Gray, Harpswell, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth and Pownal.

Saturday
May 21, 2011
12:00 am
Quad States Leadership Development Conference
Wednesday
Apr 27, 2011
8:00 am
Maine State House
210 State St
Augusta 04330
Day on the Hill

The League of Women Voters of Maine, with other members of the Coalition for Maine Women, gathers at the State House for a day of education and advocacy on legislative issues. Here's a flyer with more information about the schedule. Print off a registration form here or register online at Women, Work, and Community.

Thursday
Apr 14, 2011
10:00 am
University Of Maine At Augusta
46 University Dr
Augusta 04330
LWVME Board Meeting
Thursday
Mar 24, 2011
12:00 am
Maine State House
210 State St
Augusta 04330
Girl's Day at the State House
Tuesday
Mar 22, 2011
4:30 pm
Hannaford Hall
88 Bedford St
Portland 04101
Social Security: Keeping the Promise to All Generations

National expert Nancy Altman will debunk myths and misconceptions surrounding the most successful social program our nation has ever created. One of America's foremost experts on Social Security, she is the author of The Battle For Social Security. Read more here.

  • Reception - 4:30 pm
  • Speech by Nancy Altman - 5:30 pm
  • Followed by a panel discussion

Friday
Mar 18, 2011
12:00 pm
6th Annual Sunshine Week National Dialogue, "The Road Forward on Open Government"

An event featuring a discussion on how President Obama's openness initiatives are being put into practice -- from both a policy and a technical standpoint -- and what more we can and should expect the Administration to do to meet its goal. Learn more at Open the Government

Saturday
Mar 5, 2011
12:00 pm
Jasper's Restaurant
200 High St
Ellsworth 04605
IRV Consensus Meeting #2 LWV-Downeast

League meeting to find consensus on whether or not to endorse a proposal for Instant Runoff Voting in Maine.

Saturday
Feb 26, 2011
12:00 pm
Jasper's Restaurant
200 High St
Ellsworth 04605
IRV Consensus Meeting #1 LWV-Downeast

A League meeting to discuss the pros and cons of instituting Instant Runoff Voting, aka Ranked Choice Voting, in Maine.

Saturday
Feb 26, 2011
12:00 pm
South Portland Community Center
21 Nelson Rd
South Portland 04106
IRV Consensus Meeting LWV-Portland Area

League meeting to see whether we can come to consensus on whether or not to endorse a proposal for Instant Runoff Voting in Maine.

Saturday
Feb 26, 2011
10:00 am
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant St
Brunswick 04011
IRV Consensus Meeting-LWVBA

A discussion of the relative merits of IRV before making a decision about whether or not to endorse it.

Wednesday
Feb 23, 2011
9:30 am
University Of Maine At Augusta
46 University Dr
Augusta 04330
LWVME Board Meeting
Saturday
Feb 5, 2011
2:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
121 Bucksport Rd
Ellsworth 04605
IRV Informational Meeting Ellsworth

Terry Bouricius, member of the Vermont League of Women Voters and national expert on Instant Run-off Voting, is our featured speaker.

Saturday
Feb 5, 2011
9:30 am
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant St
Brunswick 04011
IRV Informational Meeting Brunswick

Terry Bouricius, member of the Vermont League of Women Voters and national expert on Instant Run-off Voting, is our featured speaker.

Friday
Feb 4, 2011
4:30 pm
Portland City Hall
389 Congress St
Portland 04101
IRV Informational Meeting Portland

Terry Bouricius, member of the Vermont League of Women Voters and national expert on Instant Run-off Voting, is our featured speaker.