Making Democracy Work

Past Events - 2010

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Noon-1:30pm
Governor's Executive
Council Chambers
NH State House
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
Doris GRANNY D Haddock 100th Birthday.
She's 29 Years Young and Holding... for 71 Years!

Defender of Truth, Justice, and the American Way... Protector of The Constitution, Democracy, and the Environment... Champion of Campaign Finance Reform, Public Funding of Elections, and Voting Rights...

Doris GRANNY D Haddock is 100 years old!

You are cordially invited to join in honoring her tireless efforts and celebrating the 100th birthday of this great American treasure.

Birthday Cake and Refreshments will be served.
Questions? Call 603-352-8580 or 603-525-9492

Thursday, January 28, 2010
6 pm
Norwich Public Library
368 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
The Hidden Costs of Vermont Yankee.
Paul Gunter and Kevin Kamps - fresh from testifying to the Vermont Legislature - will discuss the costs of the nuclear fuel cycle that starts with the mining of uranium and leaves us with high-level nuclear waste, tritium (tritiated water) and other radioactive by-products. Join us for refreshments and some insightful information - provided in layman's terms - on the costs of nuclear power.

Paul Gunter is a lead spokesperson in nuclear reactor hazards and security concerns. He acts as the regulatory watchdog over the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear power industry. He will share a new Beyond Nuclear report on tritium.

Kevin Kamps works for Beyond Nuclear. He specializes in high-level waste management and transportation, new and existing reactors, decommissioning, and federal subsidies.

Organized by the Sierra Club and the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance

Monday, February 1, 2010
5-7 pm
AVA Gallery
11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Creating a Recycled Treasure.
Stuart White: Senior Architect with Banwell Architects

Bring a friend and join us at the AVA Gallery to hear Stuart White discuss transforming this former garment factory into a LEED-certified art gallery.

Admission: $10, includes wine, cheese and tour of building
Snow date: Wednesday, Feb. 3. Snow information 603-643-0328
Co-sponsors: Sierra Club and Sustainable Hanover

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
7 pm
House Chamber
The State House
State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633
Susan B. Anthony the Invincible!.
Activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) fought for temperance, abolition, and woman suffrage. This courageous woman traveled from Massachusetts to Washington DC to California encouraging her 'lieutenants' and trying to influence legislators. She used her wit and intellect to combat harassment on all sides as she fought for abolition and women's rights - in education, in marriage, in the workplace, in the courtroom, and in the voting booth.

LET SUSAN B. ANTHONY EDUCATE AND INSPIRE YOU!

Using Susan B. Anthony's own words - her fiery speeches, humorous letters, and revealing diary entries - Sally Matson has woven together a story filled with wit and emotion. The Underground RR, the Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, her arrest and trial for voting illegally and countless trips out West, all feature in this forty-five minute presentation.

To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters (and of women's suffrage), the LWVVT is bringing Sally Matson to the Well of the State House on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. This program is free and open to the public. Please join us.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Noon to 1:30 pm
Howe Library
13 South Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Lebanon Landfill: A Hidden Treasure.
Marc Morgan: Solid Waste Manager, City of Lebanon
Wayne Bonhag, President: Bonhag Associates
(Mechanical-Electrical-Energy Engineers)

  • Converting methane to energy at the Lebanon landfill
  • Landfills as a source of untapped energy

Bring a bag lunch + coffee, tea and dessert provided
Co-sponsors: Sierra Club and Sustainable Hanover
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Noon to 1:30 pm
Howe Library
13 South Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Recycling Plastics: Trash or Treasure?.
Robert Malloy: Chair, Department of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts
  • Economic and environmental impact of recycling plastics
  • End products of recycled plastics
  • Designing new products for enhanced recyclability

Bring a bag lunch + coffee, tea and dessert provided
Co-sponsors: Sierra Club and Sustainable Hanover
Thursday, February 25, 2010
7 pm
Auditorium
Hanover High School
41 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Dresden District Meeting Deliberative Session.
Discussion phase - More info
Saturday, February 27, 2010
1 pm
Auditorium
Hanover High School
41 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Hanover District Meeting Deliberative Session.
Discussion phase - More info
Monday, March 1, 2010
7 pm
Tracy Hall
300 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
Norwich District Meeting.
Discussion phase - More info
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
TBA
4 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
League Day at the Legislature.
Join us for the annual League trip to see the NH Legislature in action. Lunch and guest speaker to follow. Details to be announced. Registration requested in advance at 603-225-5344 or email LWV@kenliz.net. Snow date 3/4/10
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
7 am - 7 pm
Gymnasium
Hanover High School
41 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Hanover and Dresden School District Voting.
More info
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
7 am - 7 pm
Tracy Hall
300 Main Street
Norwich, VT 05055
Norwich District Voting.
More info
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
12-1:30
Howe Library
13 South Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Affluenza - March Book Discussion Group.
Affluenza by John Degraaf, David Wann, Thomas Naylor.

The LWV UV will once again host a book discussion group at the Howe Library in Hanover. More info

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
4:30 pm
Rockefeller #1
Dartmouth College
6082 Rockefeller Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Climate Change: The Population Connection.
Dr. Musil will address the the subject of population growth: the "elephant in the room" in the global warming issue.

Bob Musil is a recognized expert in contemporary foreign policy, health policy, global warming and climate change, and ethical issues in medical care. His speaking credentials testify to his ability to inform and engage an audience.

He is on the Board of Directors of Population Connection (nee "Zero Population Growth" ). He formerly served as the Executive Director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. He is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University Bob where teaches about global climate change and energy policy.

Bob is the author of numerous articles and Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future (Rutgers University Press, 2009).

Please join us for an informative presentation and a lively discussion.

Thursday, April 15, 2010
4:30 pm
Rockefeller #3
Dartmouth College
6082 Rockefeller Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
What Good Citizens Should Know: Civics for the 21st Century.
Speaker: Professor Russell Muirhead

Are citizens up to the job of being good citizens? Some argue that most citizens in American democracy are too uninformed to properly judge public issues. Civic education in the schoold does not seem to adequately educate citizens to the responsibilities of self-government. What would it mean to be well-informed? What goals should civic education aim at? What, ideally, should good citizens know? Come hear Professor's Muirhead's thoughts on these civic questions--and share your views.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
2 to 7 pm
Hartford High School
37 Highland Ave.
White River Jct, VT 05001
Flavors of the Valley.
Save the date for Valley Food and Farm's Flavors of the Valley! This year's event will be April 20 from 2-7 pm at Hartford high School in White River Junction, VT. Chock full of samples, information, and goodies to purchase from local farms, it is not to be missed!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
4:30 pm
Chalmers Room
Kendal at Hanover
80 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
Special meeting of the membership.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
6:45 to 8:30 pm
Montshire Museum
1 Montshire Drive
Norwich, VT 05055
All Aboard: Plans for Higher-Speed Rail in the Upper Valley.
  • Stimulus Funding for the Vermonter Rail service (NYC - WRJ - St. Albans)
  • Plans and Challenges for Rail in New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Rail Component - Proposed Upper Valley Transit HUB

Speakers:
  • Christopher Parker Director, Vermont Rail Action Network
  • Mike Izbicki Director, NH Rail Transit Authority
  • Christine Walker Director, Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission

Panelists:
  • Kit Morgan NH Department of Transportation
  • Joe Flynn Vermont Agency of Transportation
  • Brent Raymond, Business Liaison, staff for Representative Peter Welch (VT)
  • Lisa Levine, Special Projects, staff for Representative Paul Hodes (NH)
Friday, June 11, 2010
All day
Atlanta, GA Making Democracy Work: A History Of Change. A Future of Hope.
The 2010 National Convention is happening on June 11-15, 2010 in Atlanta! The LWVUS invites all members to join fellow Leaguers from 50 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hong Kong to celebrate 90 remarkable years of League achievements and chart the course for the next biennium of League programs. For more information on the Convention, go to the convention section of the national website. You'll find the You'll find the schedule-at-a-glance, frequently asked questions, how to sign up for caucuses.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
 
Various Vermont Primary Election.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
4:30-6:30pm
Howe Library
13 South Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Are You a Patriot: Defining Patriotism. Speaker: Stephen Kiernan, Vermont author of Authentic Patriotism. In his book he argues that patriotism is a word and a concept that has been co-opted by political forces and he wants Americans to reclaim the idea to create a better country. more info

Open to public. Refreshments served

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
6:30 - 7:45pm
Kilton Library
80 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03785
Candidate Forum - NH House & Senate - Lebanon. Come meet Lebanon's candidates for NH House and NH Senate, who will be available to answer your questions.

You can meet the candidates for the Grafton County contests, who will be available after the Q&A session for the legislative candidates.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
7 - 8:30pm
Howe Public Library
13 South Street
Hanover, NH 03755
Candidate Forum - NH House & Senate - Hanover. Come meet the Hanover candidates for the NH House and Senate, who will be present to answer your questions.

You can meet the candidates for the Grafton County contests, who will be available after the Q&A session for the legislative candidates.