Attorney General Janet Mills, Author Colin Woodard and Professor James Friedman Set to Speak
BRUNSWICK – The League of Women Voters of Maine will hold its biennial Convention this Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd in Brunswick, where members will reflect on achievements of the past two years, elect a new board of directors, and chart a course for the next two years and beyond.
The convention kicks off with a dinner Friday evening at the Tavern Inn where attendees will hear from national LWVUS board director Rosalee Leech on her experience as the League observer to the United Nations.
On Saturday, the day long convention will begin at 9:30am at the Curtis Memorial Library where the League will put forward a proposed slate of directors, a two-year budget, and the program of work for 2015 through 2017. In addition to the League’s working meeting, the day features a prestigious slate of guest speakers including a keynote by Attorney General Janet Mills at 1pm. Attendees will also hear from award-winning author Colin Woodard in the morning and enjoy an afternoon discussion led by Maine legal scholar James Friedman on Citizens United and the U.S. Constitution.
There is much for the League to celebrate. Our work over the last two years has advanced the cause for voting rights, ranked choice voting, reform of money in politics, ethics in government, and so much more.
The meeting is open to the public. Registration fee is $30 and includes lunch.
For a detailed agenda and to register on-line go to: http://www.lwvme.org/Convention.html