Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, January 1, 2019-Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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
Thursday, May 9, 2019
5:30-8pm
Mason Motz Facility
190 Middle Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
LWV-Portland Area Annual Meeting. Sixth Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Portland Area.

Program includes Guest Speaker Nickie Sekera, a crusader for Maine's water resources and cofounder of Community Water Justice, and our business meeting.

Please click here for the full agenda and to RSVP.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
5:30 pm
Orrington Public Library
15 School St.
Orrington, ME 04474
Town Committee Candidates Forum. The Candidates Forum for those running for Town Committee in Orrington will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Orrington Public Library.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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 May book is Casey Gerald's There Will Be No Miracles Here.
Friday, May 17, 2019
10-11:00 a.m.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Republic vs Democracy: Why Should We Care?. LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We will talk about whether we live in a democracy or a republic. What do people mean when they say, "We're not a democracy; we're a republic," in the context of different policy debates. Is there a particular subtext implicating minority rights, even minority rule, and possibly states' rights and federalism? We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show.

Special Guests: Lance Dutson, a principal of Red Hill Strategies, a Republican communications consultant, and a columnist for the Bangor Daily News; and Joseph R. Reisert, Harriet S. and George C. Wiswell Jr. Assistant Professor of American Constitutional Law in the Department of Government at Colby College.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Governor Hill Mansion
136 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330
LWVME Biennial Convention. Register now. Details here.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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 June book is Melinda Gates's The Moment of Lift
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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 July book is the Mueller Report
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
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 August book is Carol Anderson's One Person, No Vote