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 30, 2019
11:30 am
the Gibson Center
14 Grove St.
North Conway, NH 03860
LWVNH-MWV unit annual meeting & program on aging. For members: Annual meeting to celebrate one year as a unit. Election of board members and planning for future. Bring a bag lunch.

Open to the public, starting at 12:30-- Discussion topic will be The NH State Plan on Aging. This is in conjunction with the Gibson Center's event, which will include public input.

See the Spring 2019 newsletter on the MWV webpage for more details. http://lwvnh.org/MWV.html

The Gibson Center has been chosen as one of four locations in the state to host a Public Comment forum for the draft State Plan on Aging.

See the Mt. Washington Valley's own page on this website for links to the aging documents. http://lwvnh.org/MWV.html

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
7 pm
Concord and broadcast on NHPR Education Funding public forum. https://anhpe.org/2019/04/24/nhpr-to-hold-a-education-funding-forum-broadcast-live-at-700pm-april-30/

If you missed it, you can listen to it online afterward.

Monday, May 6, 2019
7-8:30 pm
Bass Hall
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458
Forum for Peterborough municipal candidates. Co-sponsored by the Monadnock-Ledger Transcript and LWVNH Peterborough Plus unit, moderated by League. Public welcome. Candidates for contested Peterborough town offices will answer written questions from the audience and from readers of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

Missed the event? See the entire forum here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt7uIVfTxFc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR11jjXKoVPCAEYWUhD7D4UaoYmBPFCw0lj6lb3Aa2RG308z6043VWVstfw

At one point in the forum there was confusion about TIF districts in town. Conflicting answers were given. Here is additional information for those who are interested.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
7-9 pm
Nashua Public Library
(downstairs)
Monthly meeting LWVNH Greater Nashua unit. All League members and the public are invited.

League unit meetings will be held every 3rd Thursday of the month. Nashua Public Library, downstairs from 7 to 9. Contact the new steering committee for an agenda for future meetings: Joanne Emus, Kate Welsh and Emily Caswell

Saturday, May 18, 2019
9 am to 2:00 pm
Baker Library
509 South St
Bow, NH 03304
LWVNH convention. All League members and their invited guests are welcome. Connect with other League members from around the state, elect state officers, and share your views of future League priorities and work. Exciting guest speakers!

In the morning we will have a panel discussion about ways in which NH's public schools are using opportunities outside the traditional classroom to educate students and better prepare them for careers. Guest speakers will include Jessica Rodriguez, Director of the NH Alliance for College and Career Readiness, and Liz Canada, Director of Policy & Practice, from Reaching Higher NH who will explain the controversial Learn Everywhere program. Also Joy Gobin, ELO coordinator and Running Start supervisor at Lebanon High School. Facilitator will be Doug Cullen, Manager of Career Services at Pinkerton Academy.

NOTE: This panel discussion was recorded, is available as an audio-only file on Youtu.be. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIRm4WNTFQU&feature=youtu.be

Our afternoon guest speaker will be Rep. Susan Almy, who chairs the House Ways & Means Committee and will tell us about the state budget process. NOTE: Rep. Almy's handout is available on the Publications page of this website.

Monday, May 20, 2019
6-9 pm
Mascoma Valley Reg. High School
Auditorium
27 Royal Ave
Canaan, NH 03741
Dark Money--film and panel discussion.. This award-winning political thriller examines one of the greatest threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film follows an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

There will be a panel discussion following the film.

Free and open to the public, this is event is sponsored by Open Democracy, Take Our Republic Back, American Promise, Wolf-PAC and Rights and Democracy.

Sign up here: https://www.opendemocracynh.org/dark_money_canaan?utm_campaign=upcoming_events4&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nhrebellion

Thursday, May 23, 2019
7 pm
Jaffrey Public Library Peterborough Plus monthly meeting. Monthly meeting of LWVNH Peterborough Plus unit. All are welcome, including men and students! We will be planning upcoming events including voter registration drives.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7-9 pm
Tracy Library
New London, NH
(corner of Main and Pleasant Sts)
Meet Your Legislators. Find out what's happening in the NH Legislature from your state reps and senators representing the Kearsarge/Sunapee Area. They will give short presentations on their areas of particular interest, then take questions and comments from the public.

Representatives and Senators representing these towns have been invited: Bradford, Grantham, Henniker, New London, Newbury, Newport, Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot

Organized and moderated by League of Women Voters Kearsarge/Sunapee Area. Free and open to the public.

Monday, June 3, 2019
2:30 to 4:30 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.
Monday, June 3, 2019
7-8:30 pm
North Conway Community Center Meet Your Legislators from Mt. Washington Valley. Learn what's happening this year in the State House, what issues each legislator has dealt with in committee. Bring your questions and comments for a conversation with your state representatives from the Mt Washington Valley.

Details TBA. Public is welcome.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7 am-7 pm
Ward 4 polling place:
Boys & Girls Club
Concord ward 4 city council special election. http://www.concordnh.gov/1708/June-4-2019-Election
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 of $40 required. Details will be mailed to local League members in May and posted here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6 pm
Kearsarge Reg. Middle School
32 Gile Pond Rd
North Sutton, NH 03260
NH Education Funding public forum. Andru Volinsky and John Tobin will explain how school funding works in NH, how it operates unfairly, and possible solutions. Public is invited. Hosted by Kearsarge Regional School Board.

For additional such presentations around the state, check the ANHPE.org website for dates & places.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
6-9 pm
Meredith Community Center Dark Money--film and panel discussion.. This award-winning political thriller examines one of the greatest threats to American democracy; the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film follows an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.

There will be a panel discussion following the film

Free and open to the public, this is event is sponsored by Open Democracy. (Open Democracy is one of our voting rights coalition partners.)

Thursday, July 11, 2019
10 am
Hilltop House
New London, NH
TENTATIVE: LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee board meeting. Monthly board meeting. Local League members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
all day
USA Commemoration of passage of the 19th Amendment. A celebration of the women's suffrage amendment becoming law.

For a graphic timeline of events leading up to this milestone, visit this website: Except as otherwise noted, all contents on this site copyright 1998-2016 by the liz library. This site is hosted and maintained by the liz library. All rights reserved. http://www.thelizlibrary.org/suffrage/ (not related to LWVNH Liz T.)

The Woman Suffrage Timeline 1995, Brooks and Gonzalez. The Women's History Project of Lexington Area National Organization for Women. This timeline may be distributed freely under the following conditions: that the use is not for profit; that it is distributed in complete, unchanged form; that this complete notice is intact and included in the distribution.