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Date & TimePlaceDescription
Thursday
Feb 13, 2020
6:30 pm
Portland Public Library
1600 Forest Ave
Portland 04103
League and Portland Public Library Book Club, Riverton Branch

League members are invited to join participants of the Portland Public Library’s Riverton Book Group in a discussion of Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin (2018).  

Are leaders born or made?  In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson—to show how they recognized leadership qualities within themselves and were recognized as leaders by others.”  Each overcame personal and professional challenges to “confront the contours and dilemmas of their times.  At their best, all were guided by a sense of moral purpose. Elizabeth Miller, League member, will lead the February discussion.

In case of inclement weather forcing the Library to close early, the discussion will be rescheduled for Thursday February 20.  For Library questions:  797-2915.

Thursday
Feb 13, 2020
9:30 am
Maine State House
210 State St
Augusta 04330
Making Democracy Work for the Next 100 years

Come celebrate our 100th birthday with a day of learning, action, and celebration at the State House.

You won't want to miss the keynote speaker, Jana Morgan of the Declaration for American Democracy, and a program emphasizing Maine's role in the national movement for a stronger democracy.

There will also be opportunities to engage your legislators, and in the afternoon, we will have tea at the governor's mansion, and a panel discussion on ways to improve voter turnout in 2020.

Learn more here, and RSVP!

Tuesday
Feb 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 February book is An Indigenous People's History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortix.

Saturday
Feb 8, 2020
12:00 pm
Moore Community Center
125 State St
Ellsworth 04605
LWV-Downeast Monthly Meeting

How are presidential primaries and caucuses going to work in Hancock County?

Our February 8 community event will feature guests Hancock County Democratic Party Chair Al Judd, and former Republican State Senator Richard Rosen.

Thursday
Feb 6, 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 to Volunteer
 

Tuesday
Feb 4, 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.

Monday
Feb 3, 2020
9:30 pm
Brunswick Area League Meeting

LWV of the Brunswick Area will be meeting Monday, Feb 3rd (9:30 - 11:00). We will be making plans for voter registration efforts and forums with the national and state elections coming up. Contact brunswick@lwvme.org for more information.

Saturday
Jan 25, 2020
11:00 am
99 Pond Rd
Manchester 04351
Meet-and-Greet Tea - LWV-Capital Area

Join us to learn more about the League of Women Voters of the Capital Area and help us plan important projects for 2020.


RSVP (by January 22): capitalarea@lwvme.org

Thursday
Jan 23, 2020
9:00 am
LewistonNeighbor 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
 

Saturday
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 portland@lwvme.org for more information. Register now to be included in the dinner reservation (separate checks). Order your own concert tickets online at wihmaine.org.    

Friday
Jan 17, 2020
4:00 pm
Weru 89.9 Fm Blue Hill
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 weru.org

Tuesday
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.

Saturday
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: downeast@lwvme.org.

Lunch will be offered, $10 contribution suggested.

Tuesday
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.