Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, September 14, 2018
12 noon
Media Borough Hall Community Room, 301 S. Jackson St., Media Hot Topics Luncheon. Cyber Abuse and Free Speech. Brett Friscchmann,Villa Nova U. Professor law Law, Business and Economics will be the speaker. He co-authored the recently published paper: "Being Human in the 21st Century: How Social and Technological Tools are Reshaping Humanity."
Sunday, September 16, 2018
 
Downtown Wayne Radnor Fall Festival + Sept. 16th. Don't miss a chance to see your friends and neighbors while encouraging Voter Registration and Civic Engagement in downtown Wayne. To help, contact Barbara Schraudenbach (610-529-7190)
Monday, September 17, 2018
7:30pm
Radnor Township Municipal Building Voting Machines + The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Voting is our most precious right, but is your voice being heard? The League is joining with many good government groups, including Citizens for Better Elections, to promote improved elections. Join cyber-security expert Kevin Skoglund and teacher Muna Elshakhs to find out more about the flaws of our current system. Alternative systems, as well as their costs + in terms of time, money, and political processes + will also be discussed. Knowledge of our voting system, coordinated by our county and state governments, is fundamental in our advocacy to help make democracy work.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7pm
Media Borough Hall Community Room, 301 S. Jackson St., Media, Pa Gun Violence Prevention in our Schools. Panelists: John Linder, Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy; Timothy Boyce, Delaware County Emergency Preparedness; Tom Killion, 9th District Pa State Senator; and Lisa Palmer, Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Superintendent.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:30-9:30-pm
Bryn Mawr College
Goodhart Main Theater
A Seat at the Table? Pennsylvania Women Congressional Candidates Forum. Pennsylvania has no women in its Congressional delegation. Join us for a non-partisan discussion of gender and politics with six women running for Congress in the November 6th Election. Moderator will be Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers-Camden; Scholar, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Bibiana Boerio (D), running for PA's new 14th Congressional District Pearl Kim '01 (R), running for PA's new 5th Congressional District Susan Boser (D), running for PA's new 15th Congressional District Chrissy Houlahan (D), running for PA's new 6th Congressional District Madeleine Dean (D), running for PA's new 4th Congressional District Mary Gay Scanlon (D), running for PA's new 5th Congressional District

Saturday, October 13, 2018
9am-12:20pm
Stage One, 101 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford Civics Education Seminar: Making Democracy Work. Half Day Conference with expert-led presentations and breakout sessions. Keynote Speaker, Judge Dominic F. Pileggi, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas; Fair Districts PA on redistricting. Other Speakers TBD. * Voting is the basis of our democracy
  • How the PA legislature works?
  • Reapportionment & redistricting
  • Our PA judicial system Oct. 13, 2018 9:00 am -
Sunday, October 14, 2018
3 pm
To be announced Forum-Candidates for 168th Legislative District. Christopher B Quinn (Incumbent Republican) will debate Kristen Seal (Democrat Challenger) to represent this district in the PA House of Representatives. The District includes: Chester Heights Edgmont Township Marple Township (PART, Ward 05) Media Middletown Township Newtown Township Thornbury Township Upper Providence Township
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7pm
Brookhaven Borough Hall
2 Cambridge Rd, Brookhaven, PA 19015
Candidate Forum- 161st Legislative District. Leanne Kruger-Branekey, Democreatic incumbent with face off with Patti Rogers Morrisette, Republican challenger to represent the 161st legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives The districtincludes the following areas: Aston Township Brookhaven Nether Providence Township Ridley Ward 01 [PART, Division 03] Ward 02 [PART, Divisions 01 and 03] Ward 03 Ward 05 Ward 07 Ward 08 Rose Valley Rutledge Springfield Township Ward 03 (PART, Division 02) Swarthmore
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7pm
Springfield Township Building Candidate Forum 26th Senatorial District. Incumbent Senator Thomas McGarrigle will face challenger Tim Kearney
Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00pm
Delaware County Community College, 901 S. Media Line Road, Media, Pa 5th Congressional District Candidate Forum. Mary Gay Scanlon, Democrat and Pearl Kim (Republican) will participate. They are competing to for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the newly created 5th Congressional District which includes most of Delaware County.
Friday, November 2, 2018
12 noon
Media Borough Hall Community Room
301 N. Jackson Street, Media
Midterm Elections: What the Polling Tells Us?. Hot Topics Luncheon: Terry Madonna, Franklin and Marshall College, Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs, Professor of Public Affairs, and Director of the F&M College Poll.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
9am
Springhaven Club,
600 S Providence Rd, Wallingford, PA
Serving as a female legislator in PA State Government.. Holiday Brunch: Connie Williams, Keynote Speaker, PA State Senate 17th District, from 2001 to 2009. 149th District in the PA House of Representatives from 1997 to 2001.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7-9 pm
Media Borough Hall Community Room How to Run for Local Public Offce. Everything you need to know about getting on the ballot for election to local public office in 2019.