Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. This calendar includes our own meetings as well as community events which may be of particular interest to our membership.

2018-2019 Schedule

We follow the academic calendar and have at least one activity per month from August to May. We do not meet in December.

For the 2018-2019 calendar, membership meetings will generally be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, however, due to availability of speakers or facilities, there may be some variance in that schedule.

Since 2018 is an election year, we expect to be offering candidate forums ahead of all contested general elections in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.

Check back often for updates as we confirm events.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, August 2, 2018
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Your Choice of Voting Centers throughout Rutherford County Election Day - State and Federal Primary plus General Elections for Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City. You will be voting for:

State and Federal Primaries:

TN Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress 4th District, TN Senate 13th District, TN House of Representatives 34th, 37th, 48th & 49th District Nominees, Party Committeemen & Committeewomen, Judicial Retention Questions, Smyrna Town Court Clerk

Rutherford County General Election:

Mayor, Trustee, Sheriff, County Clerk, Circuit Court Clerk, Register of Deeds, County Commissioners Districts 1-21, Circuit Court Judge Div. III (Unexpired term), General Session Judge, Part II (Unexpired term) School Board Zones 1, 4, 7 Road Board Zones 1, 4, 7

Murfreesboro City Election:

Mayor, 3 Council Member Seats, 3 School Board Seats

2018 Election Info:

About Election Day Voting Centers:

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6:00 PM Social; 6:30 Program Start
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
General Membership Meeting: Getting Out the Vote - What the Research Says. Public Invited. You've heard the statistic. Tennessee ranks last in voter turnout. As another election cycle is underway, what can we do to encourage voter engagement?

Amanda Wintersieck may have some answers, and she'll be sharing her thoughts at our August program. An Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Amanda's research interests lie in political behavior and political communication. She's coming to Murfreesboro to present a program she gave to the state League in the spring. A couple of our members heard this program, and we're excited for Amanda to be sharing her knowledge and experience with our community.

Join us at the Heritage Center on Tuesday evening, August 14. Refreshments are served beginning at 6:00; come and mingle ahead of the meeting start time of 6:30. If Heritage Center parking is full, you can park across the street in the Pinnacle lot or the new nearby city garage.

More about our speaker

Amanda L. Wintersieck (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is specifically interested in the effects of political campaigns on voters' evaluations of candidates, on the role the media plays in citizen's vote choice, and the conditions that advantage a candidate's campaign. Her current research focuses on the role of news media and the impact of the electoral context in political campaigns.

Her work has appeared in the Political Communication, American Politics Research, The Praeger Handbook of Political Campaigning in the United States, the Monkey Cage, and The London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog.