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
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
10:00 am
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting: Topic correction. Topic will be food security and climate change, rescheduled from December. We'll see a short film and talk about think about questions like:
1. Natural disasters such as droughts, fires and extreme weather changes often lead to changes in the global economy such as increased food prices. What specific political steps can be taken to minimize the dangers associated with food scarcity and increased food prices?

2. How can organizations that deal with climate change help place climate considerations at the forefront of foreign policy agendas, not only in the US but elsewhere: Are some countries more inclined to focus their agendas on food and climate change? If so, why?

3. Factors such as population growth place a strain on global food security. How effective is it to rely on strategies such as genetically modified foods? What role do genetically modified foods play on a political level? Is a reliance on genetically modified foods a sensible option for dealing with crises and food emergencies?

Potential members welcome.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
11:30-7:00
Concord NH Celebration. Day-long activities as culmination of the Jan. 11-21 walk. If you can't participate in the walk itself, consider coming to the state house rally, the activist training, and/or the Granny D celebration. Details and registration online at <http://walk.nhrebellion.org/>. Project of Open Democracy and the NH Rebellion.

For people in the Upper Valley, a bus is going to Concord from Hanover. You will need to register. Information at <http://www.nhrebellion.org/hanover_bus>

Friday, January 23, 2015
8:30-2:30
Grappone Center
Concord NH
NH Fiscal Policy Institute Budge and Policy Conference. Join NH policymakers, nonprofit and community leaders, academic and policy experts to explore current needs, future goals, and strategies to build a state budget that moves NH forward. Advance registration and payment required. LWV is not a sponsor but will have members in attendance. For more details and to register click on <http://www.nhfpi.org/nhfpi-policy-conference>
Monday, February 2, 2015
9:30 am
Corner View Restaurant
80 South St
Concord, NH 03301
Breakfast with the League. Join LWV Greater Capital Area members for coffee or breakfast, informal discussion of topics of interest to the League. Potential members welcome--come find out what the League is about. At this meeting the focus will be on brainstorming events for members and the public that might draw in new members, possibly having three early evening meetings with speakers before the end of the 2014-2015 year.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
10 am
Hilltop Place community room
New London, NH 03257
LWVKearsarge/Sunapee board meeting. All members welcome.
Tuesday, February 10, 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.
Friday, February 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.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
10:00 am
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWV Greater Capital Area Meeting. Topic to be announced or contact Peg Fargo. Potential members welcome.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
check with town clerk
local polling places Elections for town officials. Many towns are holding their local elections on this date, and town meeting may be the same date or within the next few days. Call or email your town clerk for details. SB2 towns will hold deliberative sessions earlier. Other towns hold elections and town meeting in May. Cities have primaries in September and general elections in November.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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NH Capitol Cross-over Day. This is the day when all bills that have passed either the House or Senate move to committee hearings in the other body.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7 pm
Tracy Library
304 Main St
New London, NH 03257

(corner of Pleasant St)
Meet Our Legislators. Area state legislators will speak about their committee assignments and priorities for the 2015 session of the state legislature. Time for questions and answers with the audience. The public is encouraged to attend. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Kearsarge/Sunapee Area.
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 under development. All League members are welcome, for the weekend or just for the Saturday workshops. Details re registration and lodging will be announced.