Upcoming Advocacy Events
Wednesday, August 30th beginning at 5:30 in the Atrium at Bates Mill, 36 Chestnut St., in Lewiston: Maine People’s Alliance is bringing together members of our progressive community and declared or prospective candidates for Governor and Congress. “Joining us for the evening will be both declared and prospective candidates for Governor, including Jim Boyle, Adam Cote, Mark Eves, Sen. Troy Jackson, Adam Lee, Attorney General Janet Mills, Diane Russell, and Betsy Sweet, and candidates for the Second Congressional District Jonathan Fulford and Tim Rich (and likely a few others). We want you to help drive important conversations early and often with those who have aspirations to lead our state. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with these leaders about the issues confronting Mainers and hear about their vision for making our state a better place. Perhaps most importantly, the event is designed to be sure these candidates hear from you about what issues are most important to progressives in the 2018 election.” The event is free and open to all—and here will be pizza! To register:
“Maine Resists” has a comprehensive Calendar of Resistance Events throughout Maine:
Turning from Health Care to Tax Reform, contact your Representative and Senators and encourage them to work together to pass a fair tax proposal which is not premised on providing massive tax cuts for our wealthiest citizens or on cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education, and other critical public services that our families and communities depend on. Ask them to negotiate a broadly acceptable proposal rather than advance narrow partisan proposals which will net only polarization and inaction.
Also ask them not to surrender to 45’s treat to shut the Government down unless he gets funding for his damn wall!
We recommend that you sign up to receive Action Alerts from:
https://dailyaction.org/ : text the word DAILY to 228466
There is another valuable resource we wish to let you know about: COUNTABLE (https://www.countable.us/ ) has an app which you can up-load for free and set up to monitor the votes of your US Senators and Representative. It can be set up to pay attention to particular issues, to all votes, etc. It can also be set up to send messages to them regarding bills and issues, as well as to send you emails about votes. This appears to be an invaluable tool!
Suit Up Maine has a fantastic weekly list of Action Items and Information on each item:
Local Advocacy Groups:
Indivisible Lincoln County Maine
Mainers For Accountable Leadership
Brunswick Area Rising!
We the People