Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, September 1, 2018-Monday, December 31, 2018
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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, November 5, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
MCCE/League Conference Room
565 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
LWVPA Open Board Meeting. Members welcome.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 
  Election Day.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Midcoast League Monthly Meeting. Moving to the first Tuesday of each month. 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.
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.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:00 - 8:00pm
PelotonLabs
795 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Wine and Whine! Election Debrief Party. Join us for our annual reflection what happened in the election and what it means for the upcoming legislative year. Special guests include Democrat Marpheen Chann, Republican Barbara Harvey, and independent Dick Woodbury. Appetizers and drinks will be provided by the League.
Friday, November 16, 2018
10-11:00 a.m.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Election 2018: What Happened and What Does It Mean?. LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll talk about who won in Maine and why. How do the election outcomes in Maine reflect national trends--or not--along the dimensions of party majorities, women and minority candidates, voter turnout, demographics, and voter suppression? What does it all mean for governing in the biennium ahead? Guests: John Baughman, Associate Professor of Politics, Bates College, and Jill Goldthwait, award-winning columnist for the Ellsworth American and the Mount Desert Islander, retired nurse and former independent Maine State Senator. Learn more.
Monday, November 19, 2018
4:00 p.m.
Online Advocacy Training Webinar. Build your advocacy skills. Learn about the legislative process. Discover opportunities to volunteer. Help us in our work on better election, voting rights, ethics in government, and money in politics.Learn more and register now.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV Downeast Book Group. Our book for December 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.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Elaine's house, Portland Holiday Party. Celebration of LWVPA members and volunteers. It's a party! RSVP or for more information at portland@lwvme.org.
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.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Riverton Branch
Portland Public Library
1600 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
LWV-Portland Area Book Discussion. The book will be Jon Meacham's Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Riverton Branch
Portland Public Library
1600 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
LWV-Portland Area Book Discussion. The book will be Tommy Orange's There There