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
Thursday, December 1, 2016
9:30 am
Windmill Restaurant
172 Loudon Rd
Concord, NH 03301
Breakfast with the League. Join League members and friends for informal discussion of topics of interest and order breakfast of your choosing. Organized by LWV Greater Capital Area.
Monday, February 20, 2017
4 pm
State House
Concord, NH
NH Rebellion sponsored march & rally. This is not an official League event, but many of our members may want to attend. The event will begin at the State House. March at 4:00 PM and end with a rally and speakers back at the State House at 5:00 PM. Scheduled speakers include:

Devon Chaffee, Executive Director of ACLU NH,
Alex Stone, high school student speaking about LGBTQ equality,
Reverend Eric Jackson, President of the Manchester NAACP, Unit #2069
Olivia Zink, Executive Director of NH Rebellion/Open Democracy
Catherine M. Corkery, Chapter Director of the New Hampshire Sierra Club
Glenn Brackett, President of the NH AFL-CIO.

The event is intended to celebrate our rights and freedoms and it will be fun and suitable for families. United Progressives of NH, NH Unites for Humanity and America 2.0 helped NH Rebellion organize this.

This President's Day rally will give New Hampshire residents and organizations the opportunity to call attention to the rights and freedoms that resonate the most with them.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6-7:30 pm
UNH Manchester
88 Commercial Street
Manchester NH, 03104
World Affairs Council NH--Global Tipping Points series. "Examining Xenophobia."

Two other events (3/23 and 4/13) in the series.

For details and to register for these free events open to the public, visit the World Affairs Council website: http://wacnh.org/eventcalendar

Thursday, March 2, 2017
10 am
Hilltop Community Room
New London, NH 03257
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee Board Meeting. Local League members welcome at any board meetings. Contact Pat Rodgers for agenda.
Friday, March 3, 2017
7-9m
NH Audubon McLane Center
84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03301
No Death Penalty presentation. The public is invited to an evening with actor and death penalty activist Mike Farrell. This event is a fundraiser to benefit the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (which includes LWVNH) to help continue their work.

Mike Farrell, well known for his role as Capt. BJ Hunnicut on the popular television series "M.A.S.H.," has been a death penalty activist for several decades. He has especially worked hard in California, where hundreds still languish on death row. Mike will share his story of connecting with convicts, exonerees and activists around the country.

Hearty hors d'oeurves will be served. Wine will be available for a nominal donation.

Suggested donation is $20-$75 per person, or as you are able. Space is limited, pre-registration is advisable.

INFORMATION and to register in advance: 603-513-2266, or email info@nodeathpenaltynh.org

Friday, March 3, 2017
9:30-noon
League office
4 Park St Room 200
Concord, NH 03301
LWVNH State Board Meeting. Monthly board meeting. Board meetings are open to all League members, but because of space limitations, please let us know in advance if you plan to attend.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
9 am - 2 pm probably
Concord, NH League Day at the Legislature. SAVE THE DATE for this almost annual event. League board members will brief attendees, then take them to various committee hearings to see the Legislature in action. We'll debrief over a simple lunch, then attendees can choose between a tour of the state house or instruction in how to advocate for positions and follow bills as they go thru the legislature. Reservations required; $20 covers morning snacks and lunch. More details to come on how to register and exact time/place.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
5-6:30 pm
Walker Auditorium, Frost Hall
SNHU
2500 N. River Road
Manchester, NH 03106
Celebrate International Women's Day. Enjoy a screening of the documentary "Salaam Dunk," about the women on the basketball team at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani, many of whom don't dare tell their families they go to an "American" college. Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS women's basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes.

Free and open to the public. For details or to register and be assured of a seat, visit the World Affairs Council of NH website: http://wacnh.org/event-2458498

Sunday, March 26, 2017
4-5:30 pm
Hopkinton Public Library
Community Room
"Fake News, Tweets, and Facts in our Democracy: News--How do we get it? Why do we need it? What can we believe? What must we question?" panel discussion. More details to come. Sponsored by Hopkinton Town Library and co-hosted by LWV Greater Capital Area.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7:15 PM
Gathering Room
Kendal
Hanover NH
Electing a President--Popular Vote or Electoral College?. Winning the presidential election without winning the popular vote has only occurred five times in the nation's history, but twice in the past 16 years. LWVNH board members are the guest speakers. Come learn about the League's study of the electoral college and the position on which we can advocate for change, of which the National Popular Vote Compact is one acceptable way to achieve the goal of direct popular vote to elect our President.

This event is restricted to Kendal residents. Hosted by UNITE at Kendal.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
 
State House "Crossover Day". Deadline for bills originating in one NH house to be passed before "crossing over" to the other NH house for consideration. The second body has until June 1 to act on those bills.
Saturday, April 8, 2017-Sunday, April 9, 2017
 
Hampton Inn & Suites
900 Post Rd
Wells, ME 04090
New England League Leadership Conference. Formerly called "Quad States Conference", this gathering of League members will enjoy workshops on current League topics of interest. Get details and the registration form by clicking here. All League members and their spouses welcome to attend.