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  • Democracy Forum 2/17/17

    Host: Ann Luther, League of Women Voters of Maine    
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Program Topic: Ballot Questions in Maine: Whose Initiatives Are They?

    Key Discussion Points:
    We’ll discuss what happened in the recent election
    What our constitution provides
    What role the legislature and the governor are playing now.

    a) John Brautigam, Attorney and election law expert
    b) Ron Schmidt, Associate Professor of Political Science at USM. usm.maine.edu/pos/ronald-schmidt

    To learn more about this topic:
    Laws Governing the Initiative Process in Maine
    Initiated Bills in Maine 1911 –
    Peoples Vetoes in Maine 1909 –
    Referenda in Maine 1910 –
    As Progressives Turn to Ballot Initiatives, GOP Eyes Restrictions Steve Mistler story for Maine Public, February 2, 2017.

    The all-volunteer team at the League of Women Voters – Downeast who plan and coordinate this series includes:
    Don Carmichael
    Suzanne Carmichael
    Starr Gilmartin
    Maggie Harling
    Linda Hoskins
    Ann Luther
    Maryann Ogonowski
    Pam Person
    Leah Taylor
    Linda Washburn

    FMI re League of Women Voters of Maine: www.lwvme.org

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    Published on February 17, 2017 · Filed under: Democracy Forum; Tagged as: , , ,
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