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
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
check with town clerk
town and city halls Last date to change party affiliation before Sept. primaries. If you are registered with a party and you wish to vote in a different party's primary in September, you must change your party affiliation by this date.

Undeclared voters (registered for no party) may vote in the September primaries by asking for a ballot of the party of their choice on that date. See our voter registration flier for more information.

Monday, July 28, 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.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
10:00 am
McKenna's Restaurant
Colonial Plaza
Newport Rd
New London, NH 03257
coffee with the League. Join LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee members and friends for coffee etc. This informal gathering is a monthly event ("Second Tuesdays). Catch up on political conversations, League events, and other items of interest. This month, special opportunity to chat about the primary candidates, then go and cast your vote at the polls!
Friday, September 12, 2014
9 am
Dept of Environmental Services office
29 Hazen Dr
Concord, NH
Public Meeting to receive comments re EPA proposed Clean Power Plan. The EPA's comment period on the proposal is open until October 16, 2014. More information is available at The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services requests comments and recommendations from New Hampshire stakeholders regarding any aspects of the proposal for consideration by the Department as it formulates its comments on the proposal. Comments may be submitted in writing or provided orally at the meeting. Questions regarding the meeting should be directed to Joe Fontaine at (603) 271-6794, or
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
4 Park St office COD meeting.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
10:00 am
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting. Guest speaker LWVNH co-president Sally Davis will present information gathered on energy policy and issues in NH and New England. Sally's research is an outgrowth of the energy program at Quad States conference in spring, and includes the Office of Energy and Planning final plan and the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Energy production and use is topic of concern to all in NH. Open to the public. Download the press release
Saturday, September 20, 2014
9 am
2500 N. River Rd
Hooksett, NH 03106
Republican State Convention. Delegates will be elected on September 9 (primary ballot). (Democrats held their convention in June)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Holiday Inn
Concord NH
Step Up For Kids Day. View a sneak peek at the upcoming PBS documentary "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation," followed by a Community Conversation of the programs and initiatives that help New Hampshire's children grow Granite Strong. Guest speaker and breakfast. Register Online
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:45-6:15 pm
Memorial Union Building
Durham, NH
"Democracy in Poverty". Dan Weeks (Executive Director of the Coalition for Open Democracy, a coalition to which LWVNH belongs, presents his new publication on poverty and democracy.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
7 pm
Amato Center for the Arts
56 Mont Vernon Street
Milford, NH
(behind Milford Lumber)
Lawrence Lessig talk. The Wadleigh Memorial Library presents Harvard Law Professor and one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries, Lawrence Lessig, as he deconstructs one of the primary concerns of voters across the political spectrum: the corporate corruption of Congress. His two most recent TED talks focused on this subject and have been collectively downloaded over 1.2 million times. Free & Open to all (no tickets or RSVP, but seating is first-come, first-served)
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
4 Park St office COD meeting.
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.

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
Veterans Hall
936 NH Rte 103
Newbury, NH 03255

(across street from
town offices &
Center Meeting
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. More details coming--Save the date!
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.