STEWC is a member of the Alliance for Common Good. Hope to see you at the Rally with no corridor signs of all kinds, and visions of what we DO want!
If you are part of a group that agrees with the principles below, be in touch by January 2 and we'll add you as a sponsoring organization.
Reminder for folks who want to help with legislation this session, STEWC is hosting a briefing meeting at 9am SHARP before the Rally in the Cross Cafe (in the basement of the Cross Building) to get folks up to speed.
Happy New Year! Chris
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3RD Annual RALLY FOR UNITY*
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Hall of Flags, State House, Augusta
...For people and our environment on the first day of the 128th Legislature
The RALLY OF UNITY is organized by the Alliance for the Common Good, an ad-hoc coalition assembling as a unified front to give voice to all Maine people and to push back against corporate dominance in government. An overarching theme for this year's rally will be the critical need for protecting our Waters.
JOIN US—The bigger the movement, the stronger the impact!
No particular group will be featured. We do not all agree or endorse each other on every issue, but we can rally behind the need for:
· Respect for community sovereignty
· Reserving Maine money for Maine people
· An economy that protects our environment.
· Keeping money out of politics.
Please feel free to represent yourselves or your group visually and be creative to highlight issues you're most concerned about. Tabling available starting at 10:00 AM through 3:00 PM.
Reminder: You need to go thru security to get into the State Capitol building where the rally is being held. So, come earlier (9:30 is recommended) if possible and bring a sign if you like. No sticks (such as those attached to a sign), no knives or other weapons, and no drugs will be allowed, so leave them elsewhere.
Following the event, all participants are invited to join us for a meeting where we hope to expand on our ability to support one another and strengthen our alliances. The meeting will begin at 1pm with the location TBA at the rally.
If you are not able to make the Rally please consider signing the petition below or submitting a donation. There is an online petition circulating that describes a current critical issue between the Penobscot Nation and the State of Maine government. The petition challenges the states claim related to the river. This will be a topic at this year's rally. The petition may be read, signed and commented on, at:
Donations towards legal fees associated with the case can be sent to:
Penobscot Nation River Defense Fund, c/o Dan Nelson Director of Finance
12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island, ME 04468
*An 8 1/2 x 11 flyer of the rally to post and distribute is available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Maine Coordinator, Defending Water for Life in Maine
Statewide Coordinator, Stop the East-West Corridor