Making Democracy Work


About our local League in the greater Portland area

LWV/ACLU Cumberland County DA Candidates Forum Sept. 27, 2018
Voters listen intently to candidates during LWV Maine/ACLU Maine Cumberland County DA Candidates' Forum at the Westbrook Community Center, September 27, 2018

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  • We proudly operate as a nonpartisan, fact-based source of information for voters.
  • We study together to educate ourselves prior to taking action.
  • We appreciate being part of a national organization but want to work locally.
  • We love increasing the number of registered voters.
  • We advocate for policies that improve our democracy.
  • We honor and continue the important history of the League of Women Voters.

We have a great schedule ahead for 2018-2019! LWVPA loves question! Contact Barbara or Peg

Action on Priority Issues

League Testimony on noncitizen voting.

Open Board Meetings

2018-2019 Board Meetings are held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the first or second Monday of most months. Meetings are open to all League members and held at LWVME/MCCE's second floor conference room, 565 Congress St., Portland.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 9-11 a.m.
Monday, October 8, 2018, 9-11 a.m.
Monday, November 5, 2018, 9-11 a.m.
Monday, January 7, 2019, 9-11 a.m.
Monday, March 4, 2019, 9-11 a.m.
Monday, April 8, 2019, 9-11 a.m.

Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30-8:00 p.m., 190 Middle Rd., Presumpscot Room, Falmouth, ME 04105.

2017-2018 Newsletters
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2016-2017 Newsletters Newsletters from the archive.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here's your chance to get involved in exciting projects with the Portland Area League. These ongoing efforts are vital to creating an engaged community - and they're fun.

Portland League Contact Info

Portland Area League of Women Voters

PO Box 7904
Portland, ME 04112
207-622-0256, ext. 3

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LWVPA Who's Who

Co-presidents - Peg Balano and Barbara Kaufman
Secretary - Carol Carpenter
Treasurer - Polly Ward
  • Beth Basham
  • Elaine DiGiovanni
  • Valerie Kelly
  • Kim Rich
  • Gail Roller

The Emily Farley Fund

The Emily Farley Fund, part of the Maine Community Foundation, honors the work and memory of the indomitable Emily Farley and financially supports programming of an educational nature. Emily was finance chair of the LWV Portland Area for many years as well as a dedicated board member and President.

Learn more about the Emily Farley Fund