While many of you are not very close to Portland, a community space like the Meg Perry Center would be beneficial for all working for progressive change in Maine. It takes effort to maintain, but a similar space in many other communities would be a great resource, as the Peace and Justice Center in Bangor has demonstrated.
From: Karalee Oster <email@example.com>Date: July 21, 2013 10:01:57 AM EDTTo: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>, occupy-brunswick <firstname.lastname@example.org>Subject: [occupymaine] A Community Space needs your support!!Reply-To: Karalee Oster <email@example.com>Hello fellow Occupiers and others,I’m writing to you today about a space that many of you might know about: The Meg Perry Center. The center has been a space for social justice and grassroots organizing in Portland for a number of years, as it was an incubator space for Portland Food Co-op, Central Latino, Local Sprouts, and many others.The space is in trouble!In the past few months, many things have threatened the security of this community space. The landlord does not want to sign a year lease with us, which has led to our renters moving out. In the same time span, the majority of the board members have left.With new board members including Alex Briggs, William Hessian, myself, and a few other Occupiers you might know, we are working hard to restore the space! A new energy has begun to rise up, and we are hopeful that we can turn the space around!!Would you help us?You can donate to us through this Indiegogo, or become a member! A six-month membership is just $20, and it includes many perks! You can attend events for a reduced cost or even for free, as well as use the space to organize the space, or rent the space for a reduced rate! Most importantly, you will help us continue to Make Positive Change in the community!!Will you go to this link and support us?On the page, you can watch a video about the positive impact the center has had. Even if you can’t support monetarily, please forward this email and the donation page to your fellow activists!!If you have any questions, feel free to email me!In cheer and solidarity, Kara