Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, December 1, 2017-Saturday, December 1, 2018
10am-12pm
Various around the state, including the Greater Portland Area, Bangor, Lewiston, and Acadia National Park Naturalization Ceremonies. Welcome new citizens and register new voters. Email Peg Balano for more dates and information at peg.balano@gmail.com. New Citizens Register to Vote
Thursday, February 15, 2018
9:00am-3:30pm
Maine State House
Augusta, ME 04330
Keys to the Capital. Join us for a day of learning, networking, and advocacy as we celebrate the League's 98th birthday. More information at Keys.

Register now. Everyone welcome. Registration required for some events.

Friday, February 16, 2018
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Primary Elections: What Are They Good For?. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll talk about how primaries have changed over the last 50 years, whether they're still working for the parties and the voters, what changes are on the horizon in Maine. Guests: Jill Goldthwait; Kevin Raye; and Dan Shea. We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show. Learn more.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Film at the Bangor Public Library. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Discussion to follow.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
5:30-6:30pm
Portland Public Library
5 Monumnent Square
Portland, ME 04101
Portland Book Discussion. Join the LWVPA and Portland Public Library as we discuss Matthew Desmond's book, Evicted.
Monday, March 5, 2018
5:30
Rockland Congregational Church
180 Limerock St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Midcoast League Planning Meeting. Join League members in the Midcoast area to work on projects for the coming year. Everyone welcome. For more information or to RSVP, email midcoast@lwvme.org.
Monday, March 5, 2018
5:30-7:30pm
Corfutt Community Room
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Shauna Shames Speaks in Bangor. LWVME, the Maine Scholars Strategy Network, and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center are working together to bring to Maine Dr. Shauna Shames, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, for a series of speaking engagements. Her talk in Bangor, "The Great (Political) Divide: Why Women and Millennials are Underrepresented in Politics," will begin at 5:30, with a reception to follow. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:00-7:00pm
Abromson Community Education Center
Room 213
University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101
Shauna Shames Speaks in Portland. Dr. Shauna Shames, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, will give her talk, "The Great (Political) Divide: Why Women and Millennials are Underrepresented in Politics," in Portland at USM on the evening of March 6. Reception and light refreshments at 5:00, talk begins at 5:30. Cosponsored by LWVME, the Maine Scholars Strategy Network, and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:30-7:30pm
United States Customs House
312 Fore St.
Portland, ME 04101
LWVPA Open Board Meeting - NOTE NEW LOCATION. Bring your dinner!
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
5:30p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor Book Group. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Join us for dinner and a book discussion. The March book is Janesvill: An American Story by Amy Goldstein.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6-8p,m
Scarborough High School
11 Municipal Dr.
Scarborough, ME 04074
Reviving Civility: Building Bridges with Civil Dialogue. Scarborough Adult Ed Class. $5 Adult Ed. fee; $10 for handouts. Information and registration here.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
5-7pm
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV-Downeast Book Group. Our book for March will be Re-Writing the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity by Joseph Stiglistz 2015, 256 pages.

Great snacks and good company. All welcome. RSVP or get directions at downeast@lwvme.org.

Friday, April 6, 2018-Sunday, April 8, 2018
 
Hampton Inn & Suites
900 Post Road
Wells, ME 04090
New England States Leadership Development Conference. Save the date. It will be six states again this year! State League leaders from CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT are developing an agenda for this year that is sure to be the best yet.

We will gather once again at the Hampton Inn in Wells, ME. Here's the link for details and registration information.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:30-7:30pm
Martin's Point Jewell Room
331 Veranda Street, Building 6
Portland, ME 04104
LWVPA Open Board Meeting. Bring your dinner!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 
  Primary Election in Maine.