Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, August 28, 2014-Tuesday, September 30, 2014
8:00a-9:30p M-Th 8:00a-4:00p F
University College Bath/Brunswick
Brunswick Landing
29 Sewall Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Voter Registration. All materials needed to register to vote will be available.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014-Tuesday, September 30, 2014
 
Southern New Hampshire University
10 Tibbetts Drive, Suite 200
Brunswick, ME 04011
Voter Registration. All materials needed to register to vote will be available.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014-Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00am-8:00pm Tu-Th Until 5:00pm F Until 4:00pm Sa
Topsham Public Library
25 Foreside Road
Topsham, ME 04086
Voter Registration. All materials needed to register to vote will be available.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014-Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:30am-8:00pm M-Th Until 6:00pm F Until 5:00pm Sa 12:00-4:00pm Su
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Voter Registration. All materials needed to register to vote will be available.
Monday, September 8, 2014-Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9:00a-9:00p M-Th
Merrymeeting Adult Education
35 Republic Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086
Voter Registration. All materials needed to register to vote will be available.
Monday, September 8, 2014-Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10:00a-8:00p M-Th
Bath Adult Education
826 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
Voter Registration. All materials needed to register to vote will be available.
Monday, September 22, 2014
6:00pm
Bayside Bowl
58 Alder Street
Portland, ME 04101
Public Reception. Maine author Melissa Coleman will be the guest speaker when the League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund hosts a public reception. Coleman, who is a Freeport resident, will discuss her best-selling book, This Life Is in Your Hands, a memoir about growing up the daughter of organic farming pioneer Eliot Coleman on the Maine coast during the 1970s back-to-the-land movement. Join us for dinner before or after the reception!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
 
Statewide National Voter Registration Day. Visit nationalvoterregistratonday.org to find events near you.

To register by mail, visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, fill out the application online, print it, and put it into an envelope addressed to your city/town clerk along with a photocopy of an official document that indicates your name and address. You can find the name, address and telephone number of your clerk in Maine here. Mailed registration forms must arrive by October 14, 2014. Of course, you can register in person on any business day up to and including Election Day. To request an absentee ballot, simply call your clerk.

Visit nationalvoterregistrationday.org to learn how to sponsor your own event, or check back later to volunteer at one of the League's events.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
 
Bruswick High School
Morse High School in Bath
Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham
Voter Registration Drives. The Student Government at Brunswick High School and the Interact Clubs at Morse High School in Bath and Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham are registering administrators, faculty, staff, and students age 17 and over to vote at school.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
 
Hancock County Voter Registration Drives. The League of Women Voters and the MDI YWCA will be registering voters at locations around Hancock County on National Voter Registration Day. Visit nationalvoterregistrationday.org to find a location near you!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Greater Portland Area High School and College Locations. Voter Registration Drives. You will find the League of Women Voters of the Portland Area at area high schools and colleges as we provide opportunities for student voter registration. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our Voter Registration Drives, please e-mail us at: lwvportland@maine.rr.com.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
5:30pm
Seasons Grille & Sports Lounge
427 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Book Discussion. League members in the Bangor area are meeting to discuss Michael Waldman's book, The Second Amendment: A Biography. Email bmcdade@bpl.lib.me.us for more information.
Friday, September 26, 2014
2-4 pm
Skidompha Library
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
How Maine Voters Can Help Fix Their Government. Free and open to the public, this interactive program explores how voters can become well informed about candidates and issues and then turn their concerns into effective advocacy. Cosponsored by LWVME and the Coastal Senior College.

PANELSITS:

Christopher Frost, member of the board of directors and instructor with Coastal Senior College and former high school teacher and administrator, will discuss effective civic engagement.

Joanne D'Archangelo, experienced legislative aide and consultant, will present some realities of the legislative process, and show how voters can have positive and productive communication with legislators. Learn how to develop grassroots strategies that empower citizens to advocate effectively. See her website www.jdaconsultinginc.net.

Naomi Schalit, publisher and senior reporter for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, will help us assess public discourse and show "how to be an informed and discriminating news consumer during an election cycle." Her website is www.pinetreewatchdog.org.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
10:00am-12:45pm
Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
84 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Voter Registration Drive. A member of the League has volunteered to register voters.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
7-8:30pm
Town Council Chambers
85 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Brunswick Town Council Candidate Forum. Current Topsham State Representative Andrew Mason will moderate a forum for candidates for Brunswick Town Council in Districts 5 and 7 and at large. All official candidates will be invited to attend. Send written questions to lwvba@gwi.net.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
7-8:30pm
Town Council Chambers
85 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Brunswick School Board Candidate Forum. Former Harpswell Selectman Gordon Weil will moderate a forum for candidates for Brunswick School Board in Districts 5 and 7 and at large. All official candidates have been invited to attend. Send written questions to lwvba@gwi.net.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
1:30 - 2:30pm
Atrium at Cedars Retirement Community
640 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME 04013
Book Study Group - Six Ammendments by J.P. Stevens. Join us as we discuss the bestselling book, Six Amendments, by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. If you haven't read the book, join us anyway.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:30pm
Ann's House
14 Loon Cove Lane
Trenton, ME 04605
LWV-Doweast Book Discussion. The League of Women Voters has revived its popular book group for the summer, and our reading selection is the book everyone is talking about!

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-first Century

It's a big book, so we'll read it in four installments.

For our third meeting, we'll discuss Chapters 6 through 11. We'll plan one more meeting on a date to be determined.

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Call 460-9587 to RSVP and for directions.

And it's not just for women! Men are welcome, too.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
7-8:30pm
Town Council Chambers
85 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Senate District 24 Candidate Forum. Times Record Reporter Gina Hamilton will moderate a forum for candidates for Senate District 24 (Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth, and Pownal). Democrat Stan Gerzofsky, Green Fred Horch, and Republican Jennifer Johnson have been invited. Send written questions to lwvba@gwi.net.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
6:00am-8:00pm
Statewide General Election. Go to Maine.gov to find your polling place.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 pm
The Great Lost Bear
540 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
Wine and Whine! Election Debrief Party. Join us for an election debriefing to discuss results and implications of the recent votes.