Making Democracy Work

Events Coming Up

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, January 1, 2019-Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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 New Citizens Register to Vote
Friday, March 15, 2019
10-11:00 a.m.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill and 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming at Democracy Forum -- The Electoral College: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We'll talk about the electoral college, its historical origins and the founders' intent, the practical implications for modern American politics, and proposals for reform, including the National Popular Vote being debated in Maine this year. We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show. Special Guests: Mark Brewer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine; Rep. Jamie Raskin, Professor Law at American University Washington College of Law and a U.S. Congressman representing Maryland's 8th District; and Pat Rosenstiel, CEO of Ainsley Shea, a Minneapolis-based public relations firm working to advance the National Popular Vote.
Monday, March 25, 2019
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Offices of the Maine Center for Economic Policy
One Weston Court
Augusta, ME 04330
Augusta Chapter Meeting. Come early to greet and meet! Refreshments will be served.

We'll be talking about what how we can be part of all the LWVME is doing. Find the agenda here. Your ideas and participation are wanted and needed.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Ann's House
LWV Downeast Book Group. Our book for February and March is Jill Lepore's recent book, These Truths: A history of the United States. It's a long book. We read the first two parts for the February meeting. We'll read Part Three for March. Everyone welcome. Great snacks.

Email RSVP or for more information at

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Green Room
Performing Arts Center
Waynflete School
Storer St. (between Danforth and Spring)
Portland, ME 04102
The "Can We?" Project Student Presentation. The "Can We?" Project is an experiment in revitalizing democracy that engages young people in civic discourse and takes direct aim at bridging the deepest societal divides through dialogue and curiosity. You will hear from several students and adults who were directly involved and who are excited to present their work to the League of Women Voters. (This program was originally scheduled for 1/24/19 but was postponed due to icy weather)
Friday, April 5, 2019-Sunday, April 7, 2019
York County Community College
112 College Drive
Wells, ME 04090
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. More information and registration here.
Monday, April 8, 2019
LWVME/MCCE offices
565 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
LWV-Portland Area Board Meeting.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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 April book is Lauren Hilgers's Patriot Number One: American Dreams in China Town.
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
Saturday, April 27, 2019
High Mountain Hall
5 Mountain St.
Camden, ME 04843

Note: parking is around the corner in back of HML
LWV Midcoast Meet and Mingle celebration. Midcoast League of Women Voters extends a warm invitation to all members past and present and to our wonderful community to join us for a Meet and Mingle celebration.

Please come by for a glass of wine or sparkling water and hors d'ouvres to say hello to old friends and make new ones. We are approaching our 100th Anniversary as a civic organization helping citizens become more engaged in their democracy. Please bring a friend and learn more about what we do and where we're headed. It won't be a party without you!

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Mason Motz Facility
190 Middle Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
LWV-Portland Area Annual Meeting.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
5:30 pm
Orrington Public Library
15 School St.
Orrington, ME 04474
Town Committee Candidates Forum. The Candidates Forum for those running for Town Committee in Orrington will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Orrington Public Library.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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 May book is Casey Gerald's There Will Be No Miracles Here.