Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, March 20, 2015
UU Church
121 Bucksport Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Money in Politics: What Can You Do?. Presenters: Ann Luther, from Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, will discuss the Clean Elections Initiative which will be on the ballot in 2015. If passed, this initiative would repair and strengthen public funding in Maine. Jan Carpenter, from We the People Maine, will present this organization's campaign supporting a citizen's initiative to apply for an Article V Convention to write a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

Sponsored byt the Peace and Social Action Committee of the UU Church, the League of Women Voters-Downeast, and Community Union of Ellsworth and Hancock County.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Maine State Library
230 State St.
Augusta, ME 04333
LWVME State Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Does the U.S. Constitution have a Plain Meaning?. Scholars and practitioners engaged in constitutional debate frequently deride their opponents for ignoring the meaning and requirements of the document. The question, though, is whether single, plain, or obvious meanings of constitutional provisions exist.

Join panelists Timothy Cole, Ph.D., University of Washington, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine, and Solomon Goldman, JD, George Washington Law School, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine, as they discuss this topic.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Portland Public Library
Room 5
5 Monument Sq.
Portland, ME 04101
Book Group Discussion - A Call to Action. Join League members to discuss President Jimmy Carter's new book, A Call to Action, which urges the end of discrimination and abuse against women, calling it the number one challenge in the world today.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Portland, ME LWVPA - Board and Leadership Team Meeting. For more information, contact Barbara Kaufman at
Friday, April 24, 2015
Birch Bay Village
25 Village Inn Rd.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Whose Democracy Is It: The Continuing Struggle for Full Voter Participation. League member Ann Luther gives the "Food for Thought" lecture at the Acadia Senior College luncheon.

Reservations required. Visit Acadia Senior College for more information.

Friday, May 1, 2015-Saturday, May 2, 2015
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant St.
Brunswick, ME 04011
LWVVME State Convention 2015. Janet Mills, Colin Woodard, James Friedman, and more

Register today!

Dinner Friday night at the Brunswick Tavern. Plenary sessions and speakers at the Library all day Saturday. See the full agenda here.

Join us to take stock of what we've accomplished and look forward to what more we can do. We'll be there to elect a dynamic new board and plan our program for the coming two years.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
5:30-7:00 pm
Mad Science of Maine
105 Main Street
South Portland, ME 04106
Annual Meeting for the Portland Area League.
Friday, May 15, 2015-Sunday, May 17, 2015
Hampton Inn & Suites
900 Post Road
Wells, ME 04090
Quad States Leadership Development Conference. Save the date. State League leaders from ME, NH, RI and VT have been developing an agenda for this year that is sure to be the best yet.

We will gather once again at the Hampton Inn in Wells, ME. Voting rights and elections will be this year's "hot topic." Read all about it and register here