Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. Meetings and events held by other community organizations are included here if they meet our criteria for informing the public.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Yale Law School,
127 Wall Street,
New Haven, CT 06511
LWV of CT Forum on Redistricting and the Perils of Gerrymandering. The 2020 Census will lead to the redrawing of state legislative districts and potentially U.S. House districts as well. Drawing upon the experience of other states, this forum will encourage the consideration of a more transparent and nonpartisan redistricting system in Connecticut in order to better serve the interests of voters. Currently, Connecticut's district lines are drawn by our legislative leaders. A more cohesive map of political districts, with less breaking up of municipalities, could improve voters' connection with their representatives and result in less confusion on Election Day. It could also encourage more competition and reduce the current focus on building incumbency.

Forum panelists will be Heather Gerken, Dean of the Yale Law School, who is an expert on election laws; Tom Wolf, a principal of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, who has litigated major national redistricting issues; Secretary of the State Denise Merrill; Senator Martin Looney, President Pro Tem of the State Senate; and Senator Len Fasano, State Senate Minority Leader. The moderator will be former State Senator Ed Meyer, the forum's main organizer. He will accept questions from the audience following the panel discussion.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:30-7:00 pm
Innis Arden Golf Club
120 Tomac Ave,
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Cocktails and Conversation with Howard Richman, Tax Collector, Town of Greenwich. How does Greenwich compare to other Connecticut towns on taxes? What might change going forward? Join us for a lively conversation on the mill rate and Grand List and learn how your real estate and vehicle taxes are determined and collected. Hors D'Oeuvres and Cash Bar. Sponsored by the Greenwich League of Women Voters.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
6 pm
at the home of Leslie Petrick
511 Indian Field Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
League of Women Voters New Members' Cocktail Party.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time to be announced.
Riverside Yacht Club LWVG Annual Meeting and DInner.