Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, January 19, 2015
5:30pm
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401
LWV-Bangor Book Group. The books is American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. Call 460-9587 to RSVP or for directions.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
9:00am-12:30pm
Preti Flaherty Conference Room
Penthouse Floor
1 City Center
Portland, ME 04101
Money in Politics Consensus Meeting. Please join the Portland Area LWV on January 23rd to discuss and reach consensus on questions that will help the LWVUS determine what, if any, changes are needed in League positions on money in politics to permit continued and effective advocacy on this very important issue. Here's more information about this event.

We are enthusiastic to share what we have learned about changes in legislation and legal interpretations of Money in Politics, and we look forward to seeing you on the 23rd. For more information contact Anne Schink at abschink@gwi.net.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
5-7pm
Ann's House
Trenton, ME
Study and Consensus Meetings. Members of LWV-Downeast will meet to discuss and answer the consensus questions for the LWVUS Money in Politics Review. Here's more information about this event. Additional information is also available at the LWVUS website.
Friday, February 19, 2016
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Downeast and 99.9 FM Bangor Democracy Forum -- Political Equality: The Founding Vision, the Modern Reality. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. Special Guests: Ralph Ketcham, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and Mark Brewer, Professor and Interim Department Chair of Political Science at the University of Maine. Tune in for a lively conversation. We'll take listener calls in the second half hour. Listen to the conversation.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
5-7pm
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV-Downeast Book Group. The book is Robert Reich's Saving Capitalism. Anyone interested or ambitious enough may read Jospeph Stiglitz's Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy instead or in addition. Call 460-9587 to RSVP or for directions.
Friday, March 18, 2016
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Downeast and 99.9 FM Bangor Democracy Forum -- Equal Representation: Wealth and Income Inequality, Money in Politics. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. Special Guests: Mark Schmitt, Director, Political Reform Program, New America, and Tony Corrado, nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and Professor of Government at Colby College. Tune in for a lively conversation. We'll take listener calls in the second half hour. Listen to the conversation.
Friday, April 8, 2016-Sunday, April 10, 2016
 
Hampton Inn & Suites
900 Post Road
Wells, ME 04090
Quad States Leadership Development Conference. Save the date. It will be six states again this year, we hope! 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. Using our work on Money in Politics as a case study, our conference this year will help us all build communications skills in social media, mainstream press, under-the-dome advocacy.

We will gather once again at the Hampton Inn in Wells, ME. More details to follow, but look for some world-class speakers.