The act of exercising the right to vote is the single most important way for individuals to make their voice heard. This fall, Midcoast Women and the League of Women Voters, Midcoast chapter, introduce “Moving the Needle,” a series of forums to encourage women to use their voices during this election season.

The first forum, “All Things Voting” will be Thursday, Sept. 17 via zoom starting at 6:30 p.m. Nadine Bangerter from the League of Women Voters; Deb Dodge, a longtime volunteer at Camden’s polling station; Amara Ifeji, a recent graduate of Bangor High School and grass roots organizer; Robyn Walker-Spencer, a first-time young voter; and Lillian Hubbard, a climate change youth activist; will discuss ways they’ve become involved in and work to engage others in the process — from efforts to increase voter registration and provide oversight on election day, to discovering creative and meaningful ways that engage the younger members of the electorate.

Not knowing how, when or where to vote cannot be an excuse. The presenters will answer all your questions about voting, especially this year amid a pandemic.

Next in the Moving the Needle Series will be the "Senate District 12 Candidate Forum” with candidates Gordon Page and Dave Miramant on Sept. 30, followed by "Domestic Violence: Law and Legislation" on Oct. 13.

All programs will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public. For more details and to register, visit

Make your vote count!