Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, January 12, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
DeMillo's Restaurant
25 Long Wharf
Portland, ME 04101
LWVPA Open Board Meeting. Please RSVP to kaufman.barb@gmail.com to make sure we have enough room at the table!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
5:00p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor Book Group. Join us for dinner and a book discussion. The book is Susan Griffin's Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5-7pm
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV-Downeast Book Group. The book is Katherine J. Cramer's The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker. Some of are reading an alternate selection, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochshild. RSVP or get directions at downeast@lwvme.org
Thursday, January 19, 2017
9:30am-12:00pm
Statehouse Welcome Center
210 State St
Augusta ME 04330-6845
Democracy Day 2017. Join LWVME and MCCE at the State House to mark the anniversary of the disastrous Citizens United decision and announce the next steps to push back against big money influence in our democracy. Register now.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
12pm
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Sq.
Portland, ME 04101
Portland Book Discussion. The Portland Public Library and the Portland League partner to discuss the book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Bring your lunch and ideas. The Portland Public Library has many copies of this book.
Friday, January 20, 2017
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- The Civic Mission of Public Schools. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll discuss the important role of public education in preparing children for political equality. Special Guests: Meira Levinson, Associate Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Maine educator, Bill Richards, formerly the Associate Commissioner of Instruction at the Maine Department of Education. Learn more.
Friday, February 17, 2017
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Ballot Questions in Maine: Whose Initiative Is It?. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll discuss ballot questions in Maine: what happened in the recent election, what our constitution provides, and what role the legislature and the governor are playing now. Special Guests: Ronald Schmidt Associate Professor of Political Science at USM; and Maine attorney, John Brautigam, former Maine legislator and Assistant Attorney General. Learn more.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
5:30-7:00pm
Pat's Pizza
396 High St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Continuing the Conversation: Ballot Questions in Maine. Join us to discuss and to continue the conversation on ballot questions in Maine -- what happened in the election and what's happening now in the legislative session. Appetizers will be provided by the League. Beer, wine, and sparkling water will be available for purchase. Guests to be announced. Public welcome.