Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, April 8, 2016-Sunday, April 10, 2016
Hampton Inn & Suites
900 Post Road
Wells, ME 04090
Quad States Leadership Development Conference. Save the date. It will be six states again this year, we hope! 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, April 15, 2016
10-11:00 am
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at Democracy Forum -- Moochers and Freeloaders: Welfare for the Rich; Welfare for the Poor. LWV Downeast hosts a radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. Special Guests: Vanessa Williamson, Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, and Garrett Martin, Executive Director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy. Tune in for a lively conversation. We'll take listener calls in the second half hour. Listen to the conversation live streaming on the web.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor Book Group. Join us for dinner and a book discussion. The book is Theda Skocpol's Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Moore Community Center
125 State St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Listening Party featuring Camara Phyllis Jones. Racism & Health: Racism is a big factor in the social determinants of health. In this audio recording from Denver, March 10, 2015, Camara Phyllis Jones uses humor and metaphor to explain how this happens and why it matters to all of us. This event is free and open to the public. Come at 9:45 for coffee and pastry before the program.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Ann's House
LWV-Downeast Book Group. The book is one we've been waiting for, Colin Woodard's new book American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle between Individual Liberty and the Common Good. Call 460-9587 to RSVP or for directions.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
170 Pennellville Rd.
Brunswick, ME 04011
Brunswick Area League Meet and Greet. Join us and bring a friend for a wine and cheese social in Brunswick. Meet other members of the League of Women Voters and hear what the League is doing in Maine. Try out Ranked Choice Voting! We'll provide a variety of tasty treats for a mock election -- you get to taste them and "elect" a winner. Questions & RSVP: Stephanie Philbrick, (207) 400-0462 or
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Sea Dogs Brewery
125 Western Ave.
South Portland, ME 04106
LWVPA Annual Meeting. More details to come.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ann's House
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
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.