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, January 8, 2019
10 am
Hilltop House
New London
Pre-K Education Study Committee meeting. All League members interested in the topic are invited to join the committee.
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6-8 pm
Runnells Hall
Tamworth NH
POSTPONED DUE TO STORM. Documentary Public Showing: DARK MONEY. For details of film and showing: https://www.opendemocracynh.org/film_dark_money_tamworth?utm_campaign=20_years&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nhrebellion
Thursday, January 17, 2019
7-9 pm
Nashua Public Library
(downstairs)
Monthly meeting LWV Greater Nashua. All League members and those interested in learning more are invited. Meetings will be held every 3rd Thursday of the month, starting on January 17th. Nashua Public Library, downstairs from 7 to 9.

There's a mayoral race in 2019, new voter law affecting students taking effect next summer, an important election coming up in 2020. The public deserves accurate voting information, AND we have a big 100th LWV birthday in 2020. Learn how to protect our right to vote and make sure everyone eligible gets to vote. Let's get moving forward with an active Greater Nashua League of Women Voters unit.

Contact the new steering committee for an agenda: Joanne Emus, Kate Welsh and Emily Caswell

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
noon
North Conway Community Center Mt. Washington Valley meeting on education funding. The Honorable Karen Umberger, former state representative from Carroll county district 2, longtime member of the House Finance Committee and chair of the Education Funding and Adequacy study committee for the past two years, will talk about school funding.

This is a brown bag lunch meeting--bring your lunch and your questions.

The public is very welcome. Hosted by the League of Women Voters NH Mt. Washington Valley unit.

Thursday, January 24, 2019
7 pm
Peterborough Library
downstairs
LWVNH Peterboro Plus unit meeting. All members and potential members and the public welcome!

Meet Your Elected Representatives: this is the first in a series of such meetings. For this event, the following NH Representatives have been invited: Vann, Leishmann, Balch, and Bosman.

The March meeting will be held in Dublin, with reps from 5 other towns: to be invited are invite state representatives John Hunt, John O'Day, Richard Ames, Doug Ley and Craig Thompson. Details of date and place to be announced.

No February meeting.

Note: Our meeting location will vary so we are accessible to all our member towns. We are looking for free public meeting spaces in the greater Peterborough area, if anyone has any suggestions.

For an agenda and confirmation of the meeting place, email the unit's steering committee at the email below.

<LWVpboroplus@gmail.com>

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:30-8 pm
Kimball Library
5 Academy Ave.
Atkinson, NH 03811
Come Meet the League. League members and friends invite anyone in the greater Atkinson/Plaistow area to attend this event to learn more about the League of Women Voters, what the League is doing in NH, and how to start a local unit and choose projects. Will include a fun activity related to League and women's suffrage history too.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
6 pm
Memorial High School
Manchester NH
Education Funding public forum. This public forum is the culmination of months of forums statewide and will be an opportunity to understand our current education funding system and its impact on New Hampshire communities.

https://anhpe.org/2019/01/11/there-will-be-a-major-education-funding-101-forum-in-manchester-on-january-31/

Thursday, February 7, 2019
10 am
Hilltop House
New London, NH
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee board meeting. Monthly board meeting. Local League members are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
9:30 am
Fenwood Commons
99 Fenwood Rd
New London, NH 03257
Coffee & Conversation with the League. All League members and their guests are invited. This is a revival of the "Second Tuesdays" meetings of LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Area members. Coffee & refreshments will be served.

This month's topic of discussion will be the Independent Redistricting Commission bills going thru the legislature in NH and what they will do to reduce gerrymandering in our state. Come find out what is happening and share your views too.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:30-8:30 pm
Portsmouth Library
Portsmouth NH
Documentary Public Showing: DARK MONEY. For details of film and location: https://www.opendemocracynh.org/film_dark_money_portsmouth?utm_campaign=20_years&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nhrebellion
Friday, February 15, 2019
noon-2 pm
League office
4 Park St Room 200
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH Board Meeting. All League members are welcome, but due to limited space please let us know if you wish to attend so we can plan seating.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
3:30-6 pm
Nashua Public Library
Nashua
The People vs the Politicians, a documentary. Sponsored by Open Democracy/NH Rebellion. Discussion to follow with Hedrik Smith, the film maker.

Free and open to the public. Learn how grassroots heroes can make a difference, begin to change big money in politics and gerrymandering.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
7 pm
Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH
Documentary Public Showing. "It's Criminal: A Tale of Prison and Privilege" is the true story of Dartmouth College students and female inmates at the Sullivan County House of Corrections, who learned much about each other as they developed a play they performed together. (Note from League president Liz T: I've seen this film, and along with others from League have visited the Sullivan HOC. Well worth your time to learn more about the issues experienced by women incarcerated in NH. See you there!)

Concord Monitor had an article on 11/14/18 about the film.

Free and open to the public. Specific room location of showing will be announced in Feb.

Saturday, April 6, 2019-Sunday, April 7, 2019
TBA
Wells, Maine New England League Leadership Conference. Save the date! All League members are invited to this annual gathering of New England Leagues. Theme this year is "Advancing civility in a Diverse New England."

Details to be announced in upcoming NH Voters.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
6 pm
Alnoba
24 Cottage Rd
Kensington, NH 03833
Making a difference beyond the voting booth. We all know one important way to impact the issues you care about: casting a ballot! But your power to make a difference doesn't stop on Election Day. Jackie Benson and Anna Brown from Citizens Count and Liz Tentarelli of the League of Women Voters NH will host a lively, interactive crash-course in how to impact public policy in the Granite State. Get tips for contacting your elected officials, learn the ins-and-outs of how a bill becomes a law and discover what you can do along the way to make sure your voice is heard.

This is a dinner meeting. Registration and payment details to be announced. Public welcome.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Noonish
Lake Sunapee Country Club
289 Country Club Lane (off Rte 11)
New London, NH 03257
Annual meeting, League of Women Voters Kearsarge/Sunapee Area. Guest speaker will be the Honorable Tina Nadeau, Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court. Her topic will be "Drug Court, Where Justice and Treatment Meet." Learn about an alternative to incarceration for criminal justice involved individuals who suffer from substance use disorder.

This is a luncheon event, followed by Justice Nadeau's talk and a short business meeting to elect officers and adopt a budget.

Advance reservations and payment required. Details will be mailed to local League members in May and posted here.