[HCCN] Today: Election Day Citizens United signatures planning meeting

Dick Atlee atlee at umd.edu
Sun Oct 28 08:32:57 EDT 2012

The letter announcing this meeting did not make it into the Islander 
this week, though mention was made in Kate Jordan's Bar Harbor column. 
There is also a meeting for the Blue Hill area. *

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) and national Public Citizen 
have been working on a statewide signature campaign to prompt the Maine 
legislature to demand that Congress act on a Constitutional amendment 
overturning the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

The signature post-card gathering will be done on Election Day, to 
ensure that all signatures are of registered Maine voters. These 
signatures will provide a direct contact between voters and the 
legislature. They will supplement the somewhat less direct contact 
provided by the many Maine towns that have demanded legislative action 
on a Constitutional amendment.

The previous town-government signature campaigns have proved enormously 
non-partisanly popular. But of course, success requires having 
volunteers to take a shirt at the polls. There will be a planning 
meeting, with MCCE's project coordinator, to set this up:

     Today, 4PM
     Gary Friedmann's house
     7 Pine Street, Bar Harbor

We hope many of you will be able to make it. If you can't (or need 
directions), but will be willing/able to spend a short time on Election 
Day to help spare us from the insanity we've been watching this year, 
please contact Gary.

We'll need as much help as we can get. Thank you.


* The Blue Hill meeting with the MCCE coordinator is also today:

     Blue Hill Library
     1:00 PM

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