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, January 16, 2020
7-8:30 pm
Nashua Public Library
(downstairs)
Monthly meeting LWVNH Greater Nashua unit. All League members and the public are invited.

Help plan Get Out The Vote activities for the upcoming presidential primary.

League unit meetings will normally be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Nashua Public Library, downstairs from 7 to 8:30 pm. Contact the new steering committee for an agenda for future meetings: Joanne Emus and Kate Welsh.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
noon-2 pm
State House Lawn
Concord NH
Women's Rally 2020. Check Facebook and other social media for more information as the date approaches. The 4th annual women's march, nationwide.
Monday, January 20, 2020
1:00-3:00 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.

Next meeting to be scheduled.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020-Friday, January 31, 2020
 
town offices Filing period for town elections. For towns that vote on March 10, the filing period for town and school board offices is Jan. 22-31, 2020.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7 pm
Peterborough Library
(downstairs)
2 Concord St
Peterborough, NH 03458
PeterboroPlus Monthly Meeting. All League members and the public are welcome. Topic for tonight is the Independent Redistricting Commission bill proposed as a solution to gerrymandering and unfair voting districts in NH. Come learn about the issues and how you can help create more equitable voting in our state.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
9-2
Interlakes HS
Meredith
Annual meeting NH Republican State Committee. https://www.nh.gop/
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:30 pm
New Ipswich Library
6 Main St
New Ipswich, NH 03071
Votes for Women--a History of the Suffrage Movement. Sponsored by NH Humanities To Go and New Ipswich Library. Free and open to the public.

Powerpoint presentation and talk about the historic road to woman suffrage.

The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? What made did a young legislator in Tennessee cast the deciding vote for ratification?

Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan organization also celebrating its centennial in 2020 as the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

(Snow date Jan. 30)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6 pm
Newbury Vets Hall
Rte 103 (jct 103A)
Newbury, NH 03255
Votes for Women--a History of the Suffrage Movement. Sponsored by NH Humanities To Go and Newbury Public Library. Free and open to the public.

Powerpoint presentation and talk about the historic road to woman suffrage.

The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? What made did a young legislator in Tennessee cast the deciding vote for ratification?

Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan organization also celebrating its centennial in 2020 as the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:30 pm
Kimball Library
5 Academy Ave
Atkinson, NH 03811
Arsenic in Well Water--Test Results Summary. Public meeting with Paul Susca and Cynthia Klevens of NH Dept. of Environmental Services.

Hosted by LWVNH-Southern Rockingham unit

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
5-7 pm
Post and Beam Brewery
Peterborough
"No Labels" Presidential Primary Tavern. Co-sponsored and facilitated by LWVNH PeterboroPlus unit, open to the public.

These Tavern events have been held across the state to foster civil and productive dialogue about the issues, with campaign representatives prior to the NH Primary. Come learn more about the presidential candidates and share ideas with other voters.

The League does not endorse any candidate or any party, but encouraging civil discourse and voter education is essential to our mission.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
10 am
Hilltop House
New London, NH
LWV Kearsarge/Sunapee board meeting. Monthly board meeting. Local League members are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
polling hours
polling places Presidential Primary. This date is now confirmed. Polling hours are generally 7 am to 7 pm, but some places open at 6 am and some close at 8 pm. Please check your own town/city's hours on their website or phone the town clerk.

Absentee ballot applications can be sent to your town clerk anytime if you expect you'll be unable to vote in person on Feb. 11. You may request an application from your town clerk, or you can download this pdf (2 pages), fill it out, and send to your town clerk. Download this form from the Secretary of State.

Thursday, February 13, 2020
TBD
Concord Celebrate the League's Centennial. Members and friends will be invited to join League board members at the State House for a festive reminder--to us and to the Legislatute--that League is 100 and still strong!

Details to be planned. Save the date!

Friday, February 14, 2020
all day
everywhere 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters. Celebrate the centennial!

As the 19th amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote was nearing ratification, the National American Woman Suffrage Assn met in convention on this date in 1920 and officially changed their name to the League of Women Voters!

The League members immediately began their non-partisan work to help people understand the issues and the voting process.

Sunday, February 16, 2020
2 pm
Rodgers Memorial Library
194 Derry Rd.
Hudson, NH 03051
Votes for Women--a History of the Suffrage Movement. Sponsored by NH Humanities To Go and Rodgers Memorial Library. Free and open to the public.

The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? What made did a young legislator in Tennessee cast the deciding vote for ratification?

Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan organization also celebrating its centennial in 2020 as the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Snow date Feb. 23.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
7 pm
North Conway Community Center The 2020 Census--Why it matters, how it works. Mt Washington Valley unit meeting, open to all. Nicole Mackenzie of the US Census Bureau will discuss the importance of the US Census coming up and job opportunities. Julia King will show a powerpoint about redistricting in New Hampshire, which will be done in 2021 following the census. Who will do that redistricting, and is there a solution to gerrymandered districts? Come find out.
Friday, March 6, 2020
noon
Abbott Library
Sunapee, NH
Gerrymandering and a NH fix. Liz Tentarelli, president of the League of Women Voters NH, will discuss gerrymandering on both a federal and state level and suggest a solution in NH, an Independent Redistricting Commission.

Hosted by Ladies Left of Center.

Free and open to the public. Bring a bag lunch for this noon-time discussion, if you wish.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
check with town clerk
polling places Elections in many NH towns. Voting for local offices and some ballot questions. In-person town meetings may be held on the same date or later in the week; check your town's website or town clerk.

Towns that operate under SB2 regulations will have their deliberative sessions several weeks in advance of the voting date.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
check with city clerk
Hooksett polls Hooksett Special Election for State Representative, Merrimack 24. (Primary was held Jan. 21.)
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
all day
USA Commemoration of passage of the 19th Amendment--Looking ahead!. 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.