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
Monday, August 6, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Midcoast League Monthly Meeting. Join League members in the Midcoast area to work on projects for the coming election season. Everyone welcome. For more information or to RSVP, email midcoast@lwvme.org.
Friday, August 17, 2018
10-11:00 a.m.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Immigration: Can We Live Without It?. This is a rebroadcast of our show from May, 2018. LWV Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We talked about immigration and jobs, federal policy, and its effect on economic development and workforce in Maine. Guests: Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution; Carla Dickstein, Senior Vice President for Research and Policy Development at the Coastal Enterprise Institute; and Martha Searchfield, Executive Director of the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Learn more.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
What Australia's Experience with Ranked Choice Voting Can Teach Maine. Dr. Ben Reilly of Murdoch University in Australia will discuss 100 years of Ranked Choice Voting in Australia and how lessons learned may be applicable to Maine. Reception to start at 5:30, talk begins at 6:00. Refreshments provided. Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maine, the Scholars Strategy Center, and the University of Maine Department of Political Science.
Monday, September 10, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Midcoast League Monthly Meeting. Join League members in the Midcoast area to work on projects for the coming election season. Everyone welcome. For more information or to RSVP, email midcoast@lwvme.org.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 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 September book is Martha Nussbaum's Monarchy of Fear.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Dusty's House
Brunswick
Brunswick League Book Group. Our book for September will be One Nation after Trump: A Guide fo the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported by E.J. Dionne, Norman Ornstein, and Thomas Mann.

RSVP or for more information, email brunswick@lwvme.org.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV Downeast Book Group. Our book for September is Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows. Everyone welcome. Great snacks.

Email RSVP or for more information at downeast@lwvme.org.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 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 October book is Doris Kearns Goodwin Leadership: In Turbulent Times.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 
  Election Day.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
7-8:30 p.m.
Frontier Cafe
14 Maine St.
Brunswick, ME 04011
Midterm Elections Results: What Can We Expect?. Panel discussion featuring Bowdoin Profession Andrew Rudalevige; Democratic State Senator Brownie Carson; small business owner Fred Horch; and Republican lobbyist and former state legislator Pam Cahill. Moderated by Bob Howe. Tickets $5 available at the door.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 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 November book is Adam Winkler's We the Corporations.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 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 December book is David Sanger's The Perfect Weapon.