Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, December 1, 2017-Saturday, December 1, 2018
10am-12pm
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, June 4, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Christine's House
Brunswick
Brunswick Area League: Primary Elections Study Consensus Meeting. League members meet to review the Study on Primary Elections and answer the consensus questions. For more information, email brunswick@lwvme.ort.
Monday, June 4, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Community Room
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Midcoast League: Primary Elections Study Consensus Meeting. League members meet to review the Study on Primary Elections and answer the consensus questions. For more information, email downeast@lwvme.ort.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers
Hampden Town Hall
106 Western Ave.
Hampden, ME 04444
Hampden Candidate Forum. Candidates for Hampden Town Council special election. Sponsored and moderated by the League of Women Voters in the Bangor Area.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor Book Group. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Join us for dinner and a book discussion. The June book is Michael Hayden's Assault on Intelligence.

Taking the summer off. Book group will resume in September.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 
  Primary Election in Maine.
Friday, June 15, 2018
10-11:00 a.m.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org State Preemption: From Guns to Garbage, Who's Got the Power?. LWV Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. This month, we'll talk about how federalism protects and constrains states' rights and how states can both protect and commandeer local control. From guns and garbage, to water quality and pesticides, how much control do states and towns have to protect their assets or advance their values? We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show. Special Guests: Garrett Corbin, Legislative Advocate for the Maine Municipal Association; and Lauren Phillips, J.D. Columbia Law School 2018. Learn more.
Monday, July 9, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Rockland Public Library
80 Union St.
Rockland, ME 04841
Midcoast League Monthly Meeting. 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, July 19, 2018
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV Downeast Book Group. Our book for July is The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It by Yasha Mounk. Everyone welcome. Great snacks.

Email RSVP or for more information at downeast@lwvme.org.

Sunday, September 16, 2018
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Dusty's House
Brunswick
Brunswick League Book Group. Our book for September will be One Nation after Trump: A Guide fo the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet-Deported by E.J. Dionne, Norman Ornstein, and Thomas Mann.

RSVP or for more information, email brunswick@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.