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
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:00 PM Social; 6:30 Program Start
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
General Membership Meeting: ThinkTennessee: Keys to Housing Affordability. Public Invited. Quality housing for both renters and homeowners is becoming both more scarce and more expensive in our state, and wage increases aren't keeping up with housing costs. This challenge in turn affects individuals and families in other areas of their lives, such as health and education.

Shanna Singh Hughey, president of ThinkTennessee, will be sharing in-depth data about the affordable housing crisis as well as solutions other states have implemented to improve housing affordability.

ThinkTennessee is a 501c(3) think tank dedicated to the vision that public policy should focus on building ladders of opportunity for Tennesseans. This nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization empowers leaders from across the state and both sides of the aisle to take action on pragmatic ideas that create civic and economic opportunity and move our state forward.

The public is welcome at this meeting, which will be held at

Heritage Center 225 W College St Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:00 PM; come mingle ahead of the 6:30 PM program start.

If Heritage Center parking is full, you can park across the street in the Pinnacle lot or the nearby city garage.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 PM
La Vergne City Hall
5093 Murfreesboro Rd
La Vergne, TN
City of La Vergne Candidate Forums. Candidates for the La Vergne Board of Aldermen and for La Vergne Mayor on the upcoming November 6th ballot will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to a moderator's questions on a timed basis.

Videos of the forums are now available to watch on YouTube.

Alderman forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9OEw9M14X0&feature=youtu.be

Mayor forum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7CM9EHQ-Ew&feature=youtu.be

For a Channel 3 programming schedule, see https://www.lavergnetn.gov/287/Channel-3

The schedule for the evening will be as follows:

6:00-6:45pm - Alderman Candidate Forum

6:45-7:00pm - Recess

7:00-7:30pm - Mayoral Candidate Forum

This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County in conjunction with the City of La Vergne and their Media Services department. The forums will be aired on Comcast Channel 3 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99 in La Vergne. The recorded forums will also be available for later rebroadcast and online streaming.

The public is invited to attend. No partisan or candidate promotional materials may be on display during the debate. Audience should be seated 10 minutes prior to each forum.

A question pool is developed by a League committee with citizen input. You may submit suggested questions to the League at lwvrutherford@gmail.com. The moderator, who is chosen with the assistance of MTSU's American Democracy Project, is not publicly aligned with any candidate and makes the final determination of questions.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:00 PM Social; 6:30 Program Start
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
General Membership Meeting: Cutting Edge Issues in Education. Public Invited. We'll be hearing from local educators at the elementary, high school and college levels. More info soon!