Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Missoula Public Library, Large meeting room A free public form: "Why We Vote: Getting from Votes to Seats". A presentation by Peter Miller, John Templeton Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program at the University of Pennsylvania. For at least the last 50 years, voter turnout for mid-term elections in the United States has been below 50%, sinking to a low of 36% in 2014. Electing our representatives at all levels of government is the mechanism designed to translate our diverse opinions and needs into policy and laws. Is this mechanism failing? Or are we failing the mechanism?