Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. This page also posts dates of upcoming elections in NH.

For information about candidate forums and debates, please see our separate Scheduled Candidate Forums page.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, September 26, 2014
9:30 am
4 Park St
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH state board meeting. All League members are welcome.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
5:30-9:30 pm
Concord Unitarian Universalist Church "Democracy or Dollarocracy?," AFSC annual dinner featuring John Nichols.. The New Hampshire Program of American Friends Service Committee will launch its Presidential Campaign Project at a fundraising dinner featuring political journalist John Nichols. Nichols is Washington correspondent for the Nation magazine. His latest book, co-authored by Robert McChesney, is Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. The dinner will be prepared by AFSC volunteers and will also feature donated dishes (and desserts) from local restaurants. Suggested donation: $20 to $75 per person as you are able. Doors open at 5:30, dinner begins at 6 pm. The evening will conclude with a book-signing.

Register online; click here

Monday, September 29, 2014
9:30-noon
4 Park St
(League office)
COD meeting.
Monday, September 29, 2014
9:30 am
Corner View Restaurant
80 South St.
Concord, NH 03301
Breakfast with the League. Join League members and friends for conversion and breakfast. All welcome.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7 pm
Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center
Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main St.
New London, NH 03257
Human Trafficking: Film and discussion. A moving 30 minute film entitled "Not My Life" shows the worldwide problem of human trafficking of children and women. Then guest speaker Rev. Phyllis Evelyn will tell us about the NH implications, with time for questions and discussion.

League of Women Voters now has a position in opposition to human trafficking, allowing Leagues to advocate for better legislation, at both the state and federal level, to prevent and to punish human trafficking.

Refreshments will be served.

Organized by LWV New Hampshire and Colby-Sawyer College. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
7 pm
Wilmot Public Library
11 North Wilmot Rd
Wilmot, NH 03287

(just off Rte 4A)
Women's Suffrage and the ERA. LWVNH co-president Liz Tentarelli will share her research on women's suffrage, the ERA, and the role of the League and other groups in promoting women's rights. Using a slide show of archival photos and fascinating bits of history, Tentarelli will tell the story and invite discussion. Free and open to the public.
Friday, October 10, 2014
6:30 pm
Holiday Inn
Concord, NH
World Day Against the Death Penalty. An event planned by our coalition, NH Coaltion to Abolish the Death Penalty There is no cost to the event, but pre-registration is required. Register now.

Refreshments (hot and cold hors d'oervres), drinks (cash bar), celebration and inspiration as the coalition honors the people who have been moving the cause of death penalty repeal forward in New Hampshire and also take a look ahead at a possible 2015 campaign.

Keynote speaker will be Lincoln Caplan. Lincoln is a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School. As a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, he wrote about Supreme Court decisions from 2010 to 2013. He has also been a staff writer for The New Yorker, a staff writer for The New Republic, and an editor at U.S. News & World Report. He is currently a member of the editorial board of The American Scholar.

The 2014 Governor Badger Award recipients will be announced at the event. Hampton Rep. Renny Cushing, AFSC's Arnie Alpert, NHCADP Chair Barbara Keshen and other board members and many other NH death penalty repeal movers and shakers will also be present.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
TBA
Veterans Hall
936 NH Rte 103
Newbury, NH 03255

(across street from
town offices &
Center Meeting
House)
LWVKearsarge/Sunapee potluck and guest speaker. Join League members, spouses, and friends for this annual get together. Bring a dish to share. Guest speaker Mark Fernald will talk about the financial state of New Hampshire. His talk is tentatively titled "Our Continuing Budget Dilemma -- 25 Years of Disinvestment in NH Services." Fernald is treasurer and board member of Granite State Priorities (formerly Granite State Progress), a coalition of which LWVNH is a member organization.

More details coming--Save the date!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
10:00 am
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting. Guest speaker and film on the topic of human trafficking. Potential members welcome.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
3 pm
Room 150
Nashua Community College
505 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH 03063
Kick-Off Event of the Eleanor's Hope Initiative of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.. Download the pdf for more details. This is not a League event but should be of interest to members and others.
RSVP to Olivia @ zinko@ncpssm.org or (603) 934-4297
Thursday, October 16, 2014
6 pm
UNH Manchester campus Global Tipping Points series--World Affairs Council of NH. (Not a League program, but of interest to members)

The System Worked: How the World Stopped A Great Depression & What's Next for the Global Economy

Guest speaker DANIEL DREZNER

MORE INFO/REGISTER click here

Friday, October 24, 2014
9:30 am
4 Park St
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH state board meeting. All League members are welcome.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
 
local polling places General Election. Voting for county officials, state representatives and senators, Executive Councilors, Governor, US Representatives and US Senator.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6 pm
UNH Manchester campus Global Tipping Points series--World Affairs Council of NH. (Not a League program, but of interest to members)

Border Insecurity: The Latest on Immigration, Fences and Cartels from the US-Mexico Border

Guest speaker SYLVIA LONGMIRE

MORE INFO/REGISTER click here

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
10:00 am
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting. Immigration in NH. Details to be announced. Potential members welcome.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
6 pm
UNH Manchester campus Global Tipping Points series--World Affairs Council of NH. (Not a League program, but of interest to members)

Understanding Islamic Parties, Political Violence and Extremism - From ISIS to Pakistan

AMBASSADOR HAROON ULLAH

MORE INFO/REGISTER click here

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
10:00 am
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting. Cilmate change and food--film and discussion. Details to be announced. Potential members welcome.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
10:00 am
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting. Juvenile justice and sentencing in NH. Details to be announced. Potential members welcome.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
10:00 am
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting. Education: current topics, charter schools, Common Core... Details to be announced. Potential members welcome.