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, April 7, 2015-Tuesday, May 12, 2015
5:30-7:00 pm
various around the state Conversations about the Budget. NH Citizens Alliance is sponsoring this series of public conversations about the budget. Budget expert Jeff McLynch of NH Fiscal Policy Institute lays the foundation for an important conversation about the NH budget. There will be a presentation, followed by audience questions and comments. Light refreshments will be provided. Click here for details of dates and places and a registration form to reserve your place.
Monday, April 13, 2015
9:30-noon
4 Park St Room 200
Concord, NH 03301

(League office)
LWVNH State Board Meeting. Monthly board meeting. All members welcome. Note that this month's meeting will be on a Monday, not our usual Friday.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
10 am
McKenna's Restaurant
Colonial Plaza
Rte 114
New London, NH 03257
2nd Tuesdays coffee +. Join LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Area members for informal conversation about items and issues of concern to League members and the public. All League members and potential members welcome.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
 
Nashua area NH Rebellion event. On April 18th, NH Rebellion will celebrate Patriots' Day and show our love for our country by walking from Lowell to Nashua to spread the alarm about corruption's threat to our democracy.

Following in the footsteps of Founding Father Paul Revere on the 240th anniversary of his ride, we too have a message to share: our government will not be for sale! We walk to sound the alarm through the countryside that when special interests fund our elections, they get a government responsive to them instead of the people.

Get details and register online to join the crucial 3 mile walk from Nashua City Hall to the Presidential Summit. If you're feeling energetic, you can also register here to join us first thing in the morning as we ring the historic Paul Revere Bell and depart from Lowell, MA walking 12 miles to Nashua City Hall. Anyone interested in driving or logistically supporting the walk should email xanni@nhrebellion.org.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
10 am-noon
Baker Library
509 South Street
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting: Campaign finances and possible reforms. NOTE: NEW DATE. THIS MEETING WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR APRIL 15. League members Mary Davies and Peg Fargo will follow up their March 18th presentation on significant laws, court decisions on campaign financing, and the role of the Federal Election Commission. Discussion this month will center on possible or proposed courses of action that might change the way we fund our elections. Some background reading is available here.

All League members and potential members welcome.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
7 pm
Red River Theatre
11 S. Main St
Concord, NH
Crossroads Film & Discussion Series. Screening of Scheherazade's Diary with discussion. The film follows female inmates at a prison in Lebanon as they share their personal stories as part of a theater project. Sponsored by World Affairs Council NH. Free but registration necessary Click Here for more details and to register
Monday, April 27, 2015
9:30 am
Corner View Restaurant
80 South St.
Concord, NH 03301
Breakfast with the League. Enjoy conversation, morning coffee and whatever. All members and potential members welcome. Come find out more about the League of Women Voters of the Greater Capital Area.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
check with town clerk
local polling places
Hampstead & Kingston
Special Election Rockingham Dist. 13 State Representative. SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE REPRESENTATIVE from ROCKINGHAM COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 13 (Hampstead and Kingston). There is no primary as only one person from each party filed:

Republican Dennis Green vs Democrat Carol Croteau.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015-Wednesday, May 13, 2015
6-9 pm
Berlin, Laconia, Nashua
Manchester, Pittsfield,
Plymouth, Keene, Lancaster,
Portsmouth, Concord,
Lebanon, Rochester
New Hampshire's Kids and the American Dream discussion series. From New Hampshire Listens, part of the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH, comes this invitation: The public is invited to participate in these public discussions about New Hampshire's Kids and the American Dream at various locations across the state. Advance registration is required. Go to this website for more details, to find exact dates and locations, and to register. Looks like the discussions take place 6-9 pm, various dates May 6-13, in 12 towns across the state from Nashua to Berlin, Keene to Portsmouth. In the past a light supper has been part of the sessions. Free and open to the public with advance registration.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10 am
Hilltop Place community room
New London, NH 03257
LWVKearsarge/Sunapee board meeting. All members welcome.
Saturday, May 16, 2015-Sunday, May 17, 2015
TBA
Hampton Inn & Suites
Rte 1
Wells, Maine
Quad States Conference. The League of Women Voters of NH, VT, Maine, and RI will meet to discuss, learn, and plan action on issues of mutual interest. Program is being finalized. All League members are welcome, for the weekend or just for the Saturday workshops. Details re registration and lodging are on our Quad States page.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
check with town clerk
polling places
Candia, Deerfield,
Northwood, Nottingham
Special Election Rockingham Dist. 32 State Representative. SPECIAL ELECTION for STATE REPRESENTATIVE from ROCKINGHAM COUNTY DISTRICT NO. 32 (Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham)

Winners of the primary election on March 31, 2015 of the field below will face-off in this special election.

Republican - Yvonne M. Dean-Bailey, Northwood, vs Democratic - Maureen R. Mann, Deerfield

Thursday, June 11, 2015
tba (likely 9:30-2 pm)
Hopkinton Library
61 Houston Dr.
Contoocook, NH 03229
SAVE THE DATE: LWVNH CONVENTION. Please do mark this date in your calendar. We'll post details and registration info in mid May.

Excellent guest speaker Dan Weeks, Executive Director of Open Democracy and tireless worker for the NH Rebellion project, will speak about his NH work on money in politics, but also about his other area of expertise, poverty. What does it look like in NH? What can we do about it?

More to come.