Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
170 Pennellville Rd.
Brunswick, ME 04011
Brunswick Area League Meet and Greet. Join us and bring a friend for a wine and cheese social in Brunswick. Meet other members of the League of Women Voters and hear what the League is doing in Maine. Try out Ranked Choice Voting! We'll provide a variety of tasty treats for a mock election -- you get to taste them and "elect" a winner. Questions & RSVP: Stephanie Philbrick, (207) 400-0462 or
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Sea Dogs Brewery
125 Western Ave.
South Portland, ME 04106
LWVPA Annual Meeting. More details to come.
Friday, May 20, 2016
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at Democracy Forum -- Us vs. Them: Is Government the Enemy?. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. Special Guests: Amy Fried, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine, nationally recognized expert on American politics and the political uses of public opinion and Colin Woodard, whose recent book is American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle between Individual Liberty and the Common Good.
Friday, May 20, 2016
11:45 am
Bangkok Restaurant
78 Downeast Highway
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Lunch with Amy Fried. Amy is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. She is an internationally recognized expert on American politics, particularly the history and political uses of public opinion. Please join us. RSVP at
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ann's House
LWV-Downeast Book Group. The book Ari Berman's new book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Call 460-9587 to RSVP or for directions.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Ellsworth City Hall Council Chambers
1 City Hall Plaza
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Candidate Forum: Hancock County Contested Primaries. The League of Women Voters - Downeast is working with the Ellsworth American and Community Union of Hancock County to present this forum for candidates in contested primaries.
Republican Nomination to District 1 County Commissioner:Bill Clark and Steve Joy
Democratic Nomination to State Senate District 7: Ted Koffman and Moira O'Neil
Moderator: Stephen Fay
Please join us.