Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Scholars Strategy Network -- From the Margins to the Mainstream: The Transformation of the Radical Right.. Presented by Cas Mudde, Associate Professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. Prof. Mudde is an expert on right wing populism in Europe. Co-sponsored by the Bangor Area League of Women Voters and the Scholars Strategy Network of Maine. Open to the public. Lights snacks will be served. Find more information here.
Friday, February 17, 2017
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at Democracy Forum -- Ballot Questions in Maine: Whose Initiatives Are They?. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll discuss ballot questions in Maine: what happened in the recent election, what our constitution provides, and what role the legislature and the governor are playing now. Special Guests: Maine attorney, John Brautigam, former Maine legislator and Assistant Attorney General; and Ronald Schmidt, Associate Professor of Political Science at USM. Learn more.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
2:30 pm
170 Pennellville Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
Moving Beyond Silence - Author Talk. Christine DeTroy (member of the Brunswick-area League of Women Voters) will discuss her book, Remembering: Years of Hiding Behind Silence. Christine grew up in Hitler's Germany, where she witnessed injustice and cruelty. Christine has waged a life-long campaign for peace and equality, shaped by the lessons of her childhood. Join us as she reads from her book and leads a discussion on the continued importance of working for justice for all. RSVP: (207) 622-0256, ext. 6 or All are welcome. Bring a friend! BYOM (bring your own mug for tea)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Pat's Pizza
396 High St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Public Conversation -- Ballot Questions in Maine: Whose Initiatives Are They?. Join us to discuss and to continue the conversation on ballot questions in Maine -- what happened in the election and what's happening now in the legislative session. Appetizers will be provided by the League. Beer, wine, and sparkling water will be available for purchase. Guests: former Sen. Jill Goldthwait, Sen. Brian Langley, and Rep. Louie Luchini. Public welcome.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
43 Willow Grove Rd/
Brunswick ME 04011
Meet the President. Jill Ward, President of the League of Women Voters of Maine will join us for a meeting in Brunswick. She'll fill us in on what the State League is doing, advocacy work at the Statehouse, the League's role in implementing Ranked Choice Voting and how local chapters can be a part of it all. RSVP:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Ann's House
LWV-Downeast Book Group. The book is Two Parties-- or More?: The American Party System by John F. Bibby and L. Sandy Maisel. Hope you'll join us even if you haven't read the book. Snacks and beverages provided. RSVP or get directions at
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant St.
Brunswick ME 04011
Equal Means Equal: The Movie. Join us for a screening of the film Equal Means Equal. This award winning documentary looks at the state of women in the U.S. today, examines laws that claim to protect women, and presents the case for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Northeastland Hotel
436 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769
League of Women Voters at the Presque Isle Rotary. League leader Anne Schink offers a presentation on Ranked Choice Voting to the Presque Isle Rotary.
Friday, April 7, 2017-Sunday, April 9, 2017
Hampton Inn & Suites
900 Post Road
Wells, ME 04090
New England States Leadership Development Conference. Save the date. It will be six states again this year! 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. Here's the link for details and registration information.

Friday, May 19, 2017-Saturday, May 20, 2017
Brunswick, ME LWVME Biennial State Convention. Details to be announced.