Democracy School in Belfast on October 30

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Larry Dansinger

From Chad Nicholson:

The Daniel Pennock Democracy School

An essential 1-day intensive for community activists, elected officials, and concerned citizens who want to enact positive, fundamental protection for their communities and environment.  Democracy School explores the limits of conventional regulatory organizing and offers a new organizing model to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing corporate water withdrawals, wind farms, factory farms, etc.) in a way that confronts corporate control on a powerful single front: people’s constitutional rights.


Saturday, October 30 8:30am-5pm



Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast



Tuition: $100, includes curriculum

Scholarships available, please inquire

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…Learn how communities in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Maine are seizing local lawmaking authority to build their own environmentally and economically sustainable communities, and how they’re making democracy real.
…Learn why large corporations seemingly possess more rights than the communities in which they do business, and why communities lack the authority to say “no” to projects that they don’t want.
…Learn why local governments are more often on the side of development and other corporations, rather on the side of their own residents.


What Folks are Saying About Democracy School…


“I learned in Democracy School that no group in our country has ever received the rights they believed were theirs without a very intense struggle. I learned that the people in my small Maine town could move towards a much more sustainable future by exercising the rights given to us in our Constitution, by re-examining the ways that we lose those rights, and by using the tools offered to build a sustainable community and enhance our lives in Monroe.”

-Allyn Beecher, Monroe


“If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation

of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought

us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now

underway that is slowly turning the tide. . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important

political work going on anywhere in the country or the world.”

-Kenny Ausubel, Democracy School ‘05, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers


Democracy School Lecturers

Ben Price, Projects Director, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

Gail Darrell, New England Community Organizer, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund


TO REGISTER: Contact Chad, at, or 207.541.3649

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