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, April 19, 2019
10-11:00 a.m.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, streaming at Democracy Forum -- Citizen Initiatives: The Devil's in the Details. LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. We will explore the historical origins of the initiative provisions in our constitution, how initiatives actually work in Maine, our contemporary experience with them, their effect on politics and elections, the tension between direct and representative democracy, and proposals for reform, many of which are being debated in the Maine State Legislature right now. Special Guests: Joshua J. Dyck, Associate Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center for Public Opinion at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Michael Franz, Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Viles Mansion
71 Stone Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Augusta Chapter Meeting. Congressman Jared Golden's senior staff will join us to discuss H.R. 1, a sweeping voting rights and anti-corruption bill.

Also: a wine & cheese reception, meet & mingle with other members, planning for LWV's 100th birthday. RSVPs are appreciated to!

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. Sixth Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Portland Area.

Program includes Guest Speaker Nickie Sekera, a crusader for Maine's water resources and cofounder of Community Water Justice, and our business meeting.

Please click here for the full agenda and to RSVP.

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.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Governor Hill Mansion
136 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330
LWVME Biennial Convention. Save the date. Details to follow.