Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up


We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, September 1, 2018-Monday, December 31, 2018
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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
Sunday, December 2, 2018
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Dusty's House, Brunswick Holiday Party. Celebration of LWVBA members and volunteers. It's a party! RSVP or for more information at brunswick@lwvme.org.
Monday, December 3, 2018
4:00 p.m.
Online Advocacy Training Webinar Part 2. Build your advocacy skills. Learn about the legislative process. Discover opportunities to volunteer. Help us in our work on better election, voting rights, ethics in government, and money in politics. In case you missed it, follow along from the archive
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Elaine's house, Portland Holiday Party. Celebration of LWVPA members and volunteers. It's a party! RSVP or for more information at portland@lwvme.org.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Flexit
192 Main St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
We're Celebrating. Join us to celebrate our 2018 accomplishments, to welcome our members--new and old, to talk politics (nonpartisan, of course!), and just to have some fun! Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Bring a friend. No obligation, but we will raffle off some great prizes! RSVP at downeast@lwvme.org.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Seasons Restaurant
427 Main St.
Bangor, ME 04401
Bangor League Meeting and Book Discussion. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Join us for League business, dinner, and a book discussion. The December book is David Sanger's The Perfect Weapon.
Monday, December 17, 2018
4:00 p.m.
Online Advocacy Training Webinar Part 3. Build your advocacy skills. Learn about the legislative process. Discover opportunities to volunteer. Help us in our work on better election, voting rights, ethics in government, and money in politics. More information at here
Friday, December 21, 2018
10-11:00 a.m.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at weru.org Democracy Forum -- Election 2018: What Happened and What Does It Mean?. LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We're taking December off. This month's program is a rebroadcast of our November show. We'll talk about who won in Maine and why. How do the election outcomes in Maine reflect national trends--or not--along the dimensions of party majorities, women and minority candidates, voter turnout, demographics, and voter suppression? What does it all mean for governing in the biennium ahead? Guests: John Baughman, Associate Professor of Politics, Bates College, and Jill Goldthwait, award-winning columnist for the Ellsworth American and the Mount Desert Islander, retired nurse and former independent Maine State Senator. Learn more.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Ann's House
Trenton
LWV Downeast Book Group. Our book for January is Cyberwar: How Russian Hackeers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, What we Don't, Can't, and Do Know. by Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Everyone welcome. Great snacks.

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

Thursday, February 14, 2019
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Riverton Branch
Portland Public Library
1600 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
LWV-Portland Area Book Discussion. The book will be Jon Meacham's Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
Friday, April 5, 2019-Sunday, April 7, 2019
 
Southern Maine
To be Announced
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.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Riverton Branch
Portland Public Library
1600 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04103
LWV-Portland Area Book Discussion. The book will be Tommy Orange's There There