Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, January 9, 2017
 
  1st Day of the 87th Iowa General Assembly.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Caribou Coffee on Ingersoll LWVMDM Board Meeting. All members are welcome
Saturday, February 4, 2017
10 a.m.- 12:00 (noon)
Johnston Public Library Book Study. Join us for a discussion of "Give Us the Ballot" by Ari Berman We will also be discussing other political books
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Capitol, East 9th & Grand, Des Moines LWVIA Lobby Day.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Caribou Coffee on Ingersoll LWVMDM Board Meeting. All members are welcome
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Caribou Coffee LWVMDM Board Meeting. All members are welcome
Saturday, April 29, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fire Creek Grill, West Des Moines LWVMDM Annual Luncheon Meeting. Water Quality Presentations
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Caribou Coffee on Ingersoll LWVMDM Board Meeting. All members are welcome
Saturday, June 10, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Grinnell College LWVIA Convention.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Caribou Coffee on Ingersoll LWVMDM Board Meeting. All members are welcome
Thursday, August 24, 2017
6 - 7:30 pm
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines School Board Forum. The Metro League is co-sponsoring a Des Moines School Board forum with the NAACP.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
6 - 7:30 pm
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines School Board Forum. The Metro League is co-sponsoring a Des Moines School Board forum with the NAACP.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
7-8:30 pm
AMA Church
1201 Day Stret
Des Moines,Iowa
Des Moines School Board Forum. The Metro League is co-sponsoring a Des Moines School Board Forum with AMOS
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
6-8 p.m.
Caribou Coffee
3220 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, Iowa
Metro Des Moines Board Meeting. All members are welcome
Sunday, September 24, 2017
2:15 pm - 4:30
West Des Moines Library
4000 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines
The Truth About Fake News. Address by Chris Allen,PhD.,Professor of Journalism School of Communication, University of Nebraska at Omaha
October 2017
 
  Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
October 2017
 
  Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
 
  International Day of the Girl.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6-8:30 pm
Plymouth Church
42nd & University
Des Moines, Iowa
Accountability Session with Des Moines City Council Candidates. Sponsored by AMOS
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6-8:30 pm
Plymouth Church
42nd & University
Des Moines, Iowa
Accountability Session with Des Moines City Council Candidates. Sponsored by AMOS
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:00 pm
Grandview University
1500 Morton Avenues
Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines City Council Forum. A forum with all Wards and At-Large Candidates

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Des Moines City Council candidates and gain information that will be helpful in making an informed decision on Election Day

Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:00 pm
Olmsted Student Center
Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
American Politics in Turmoil. Panel discussion open to the public Tom Rice, Moderator Dianne Bystrom Rachel Paine Caufield Dennis Goldford Chris Larimer
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
5 - 7 pm
Drake University OLmsted Center
Room CR310/311
Civic Engagement Fair Sponsored by Drake Law School.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
5:30 - 7:30
Cartwright Hall Room 213
Drake Law School
2608 Forest Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
VOTE SMART FACTS MATTER. Richard Kimball, Vote Smart President will give a multi-media presentation on why facts matter A practical approach and demonstration of how to easily and instantly defend your right to the facts at any time or place right over your cell phone.

Free and open to the public

Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Sam & Gabes
8631 Hickman Road
Urbandale, Iowa
LWVMDM Holiday Luncheon. Speaker is Bill Stowe, Des Moines Water Works $20.00 Contact league@lwvmdm.org for more information and to make a reservation
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
10 am - 11:30
Iowa State Capital Room 103
Old Supreme Court Chamber
1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, Iowa
Voter Integrity Law Training Workshop. The League of Women Voters of Metro Des Moines is partnering with the Iowa Secretary of State's Election Office to hold an informational/training session for interested contstituencies Representatives from the Iowa Secretary of State's Election office will be on hand to present information and answer questions and provide handouts RSVP kah6781@msn.com
Saturday, February 3, 2018
10 am - 12:00
Johnston Public Library
6700 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa
Book Club. Join us to discuss the book "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander