Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, May 20, 2016
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Us vs. Them: Is Government the Enemy?. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. Special Guests: Amy Fried, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine, nationally recognized expert on American politics and the political uses of public opinion and Colin Woodard, whose recent book is American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle between Individual Liberty and the Common Good.
Friday, May 20, 2016
11:45 am
Bangkok Restaurant
78 Downeast Highway
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Lunch with Amy Fried. Amy is Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. She is an internationally recognized expert on American politics, particularly the history and political uses of public opinion. Please join us. RSVP at downeast@lwvme.org.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
5-7pm
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV-Downeast Book Group. The book Ari Berman's new book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Call 460-9587 to RSVP or for directions.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
6:30-8:30pm
Ellsworth City Hall Council Chambers
1 City Hall Plaza
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Candidate Forum: Hancock County Contested Primaries. The League of Women Voters - Downeast is working with the Ellsworth American and Community Union of Hancock County to present this forum for candidates in contested primaries.
Republican Nomination to District 1 County Commissioner:Bill Clark and Steve Joy
Democratic Nomination to State Senate District 7: Ted Koffman and Moira O'Neil
Moderator: Stephen Fay
Please join us.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:00am-3:30pm
Merrill Memorial Library
215 Main Street
Yarmouth, Maine 04096
LWVPA Board Retreat. Portland League leaders gather to plan the coming year. The meeting is open to all. Please stop by.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
 
  Maine Primary Elections. Find your polling place here.
Friday, June 17, 2016
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Press or Propaganda: Corporate Media, a Free Press, and the Future of Democracy. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. Special Guests: John Christie, co-founder and senior editor for the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting; and Michael Franz, Associate Professor at Bowdoin College and do-director of the Wesleyan Media Project.
Friday, June 17, 2016
11:30 am
Harbor View Grille
96 Main St.
Bucksport, ME 04416
Lunch with John Christie and Naomie Schalit. Join us for lunch with John Christie and Naomi Schalit, co-founders of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. We'll continue the conversation on the public interest mission of a free press in our democracy. Please join us. RSVP at downeast@lwvme.org.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
5-7pm
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV-Downeast Book Group. Two for the price of one! Edward O. Wilson's The Meaning of Human Existence, and Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me. Call 460-9587 to RSVP or for directions.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 
  National Voter Registration Day.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
  Election Day 2016.