Making Democracy Work


Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Benjamin Hooks Library
3030 Poplar, Room C
Memphis, TN 38111
League of Women Voters Public Meeting. The League of Women Voters Memphis/Shelby County welcomes Linda Phillips, the new Shelby County Administrator of Elections.

This is a great opportunity to meet Ms. Phillips and become informed about the many aspects of the voting process. She truly enjoys meeting the public, so bring your friends and your questions!

Monday, September 26, 2016
  First Presidential Debate. Be an informed voter! The first presidential debate will be hosted at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Lester Holt, NBC News, is the scheduled moderator.

This debate will consist of six 15-minute segments.

The topics were selected by the moderator. The chosen topics are: America's Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing America.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  Vice Presidential Debate. The first vice presidential debate will be held at Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

This debate will be divided into nine 10-minute segments.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
  Second Presidential Debate. The second presidential debate will be hosted by Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Moderators scheduled are: Martha Raddatz, ABC, and Anderson Cooper, CNN.

The debate will be a town hall meeting, where half of the questions will come from participants (uncommitted voters selected by the Gallup Organization) and the other half from the moderators. The moderator's questions will be based on public interest topics determined by social media and other sources.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  Last Day to Register to Vote.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016-Thursday, November 3, 2016
  Early Voting..
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  Third Presidential Debate. The third presidential debate will be hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

This debate will consist of six 15-minute segments selected by the moderator, Chris Wallace, Fox News.

The topics selected are: Debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and fitness to be president.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  Election Day!.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The American Red Cross Building
1399 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
League of Women Voters 97th Birthday. Come celebrate with us and find out what the League has in store for 2017! There will be opportunities to get involved in our 2017 projects and of course Birthday Cake! Guests are always welcome.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  History: This is the Actual Birthday for the League of Women Voters. This date commemorates the actual League of Women Voters birthday. The League was founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt to help women take a larger role in public affairs as they won the right to vote.

Help us list 97 reasons we LOVE the League of Women Voters - Leave a comment at: #LWV97 #LWVbday97

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Federal Building
167 N. Main St.
9th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
Naturalization Ceremony Voter Registration. We will be registering new citizens to vote! It is an honor and a privilege to offer voter registration to our naturalized citizens.

The League of Women Voters Memphis/Shelby County is the only organization sanctioned to register voters at the federal building with the Election Commission.

Monday, April 24, 2017
2-3:30 pm
White Station Library
5094 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 39117
LWV Observers Corps Meeting. The Observers Corps will be gathering for training and answering questions about their mission. All are welcome to come and meet the Observer Corp team!
Saturday, April 29, 2017-Sunday, April 30, 2017
Hendersonville, TN LWVTN Convention. The LWVTN Convention will be hosted by the LWV of Hendersonville, celebrating their 50th anniversary. The state board meeting will be on Saturday morning, 9am, and the convention will officially be called to order at 1pm. There will be workshops on redistricting, voter service centers, and more.

Information regarding registration, hotels, and convention activities are available at

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
980 Nixon Drive, Memphis, TN 38134 Voter Registration Training. The Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) will be holding classes on voter registration. Attendee will need to be a registered Shelby County voter. On completion of the training, the attendee may take an oath and become an unpaid deputy of the SCEC. This is for non-partisan voter registration only. The last date for this month is May 9 at 6:30pm. To register for the training please call 901-222-1200.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Owen Brennan's
6150 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
Annual Business Luncheon. Our guest speaker will be Deborah Clubb from the Memphis Area Women's Council. Members will be voting on the proposed program and bylaws. Guests are always welcome. The luncheon is $22/person. Reservations required. Please send your check to: PO Box 383291, Memphis, TN 38183 (your check will be your receipt). RSVP no later than May 31st: 901-490-0050 or We hope to see you there!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
10:00 am
Federal Courthouse, 167 N. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103 Voter Registration - Naturalization Ceremony. The League will be registering new citizens to vote! If you are a member and would like to participate, please sign up by emailing