Making Democracy Work

League Programs & Projects

Important studies and other hands-on projects to engage and inform the people of Maine ...

Great hands-on projects ...

Here are some of the great projects we're working on to engage and inform people in Maine communities.

New Citizens. Welcoming new citizens at naturalization ceremonies. Read more at New Citizens

LWVME Welcomes New Citizens
LWVME helps welcome new citizens at the Project Bazia Informational Fair in Portland on April 13

The Democracy Forum. Talk radio with LWVME. Read more at Democracy Forum

Important studies and research programs ...

The League's study program consists of those governmental and public policy issues that League members in Maine have choosen for concerted study this year. Studies can lead to adopted positions and advocacy. The League program process begins with selection and adoption of priority issues, continues with study and discussion, and culminates in action and change (see Issues and Actions).

But before the League can take action, it is essential that members have an opportunity to be informed on that issue and reach broad agreement or consensus.

Study makes action possible. During the study phase, members have an opportunity to examine the facts and key pro and con arguments. The are encouraged to discuss the political realities of action. Study gives members the knowledge that makes League action uniquely credible.

Studies that we recently completed include:

Money in Politics: PACs in Maine. Read more at PAC Study.

Ranked Choice Voting. Ranked Choice Voting is also sometimes called Instant Run-off Voting. Read more at IRV Concurrence.

Equality in Marriage. Read about our Equality in Marriage Concurrence.