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Save the date: Unity Rally, January 9, 1 PM, State Capitol Hall of Flags, Augusta

Fri, Dec 13, 2013

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Please announce and pass along to others in your area. Some of the details may change, but the basics of what, when, where are as written below.

Join us for the Second Annual

Rally of Unity

Young People Speak Out!

 
WHEN: January 9th at 1pm
WHERE: Hall of Flags, inside the State House, Augusta
 
The Rally of Unity is a collaborative demonstration by the Alliance for Common Good, an ad-hoc coalition of over 20 environmental and social justice groups assembling as a unified front to give voice to ordinary Maine people and to push back against corporate dominance in government, with hopes to organize into the future.  We recognize that our democracy has been abandoned, so we must work together to tell to our elected officials that we want:
 
Maine Money and Resources for People, Not Corporations!
A Maine Economy that Protects the Environment
Money Out of Politics
 
This year’s theme: Young People Speak Out!  In 2013 we want to highlight young people who are passionate about creating a healthy future by inviting everyone who identifies as a “young person” to give a short speech about your concerns, your hopes, and the need for unity.  You can participate off the cuff, but try to let us know in advance by contacting Chris: chris@defendingwater.net or 495-3648
 
Current details:
–At 1pm we will meet in the Hall of Flags.  You will have to go through security to get in.  No sign stakes will be allowed, so plan on hand carrying your visuals.
–Inside activities:
            -Speeches by young people about their concerns, their hopes, and the need for unity
            -Photo on the stairs of all groups present
            -Share handouts and information (There will be 2 info tables)

-Citizen lobbying with legislators about specific bills during this emergency session, or your concerns in general

           
Logistics:
–Individuals and groups should represent themselves visually, and be creative to highlight issues.  You are responsible for getting your people there.
–No groups will be featured.  We do not all agree or endorse each other, but we can rally behind the principle of “Maine Money and Resources for People, Not Corporations,” therefore:

-One press release will represent all of us.  To provide quotes, or to be on the list to review the release before it’s sent out, contact Meg by January 1: meg.gilmartin4@gmail.com or 495-3648

-We need spokespeople to talk to press at the event.  We’d prefer these to be young people or Mainers with a personal story, who will speak to the message of unity and say why they’re at the rally.  To be a spokesperson, contact Meg: meg.gilmartin4@gmail.com or 495-3648  Meg’s coordinating all press for the event.

 
Join us:  The bigger the movement, the stronger the impact!  If your group wants to join the Alliance for Common Good on January 9th, please contact Ridgely: ridgelyfuller@gmail.com
 
The Alliance for the Common Good currently includes:
350 Maine, AbilityMaine, Activist Art, Alliance for Democracy, American Friends Service Committee, Americans Who Tell the Truth, Bring Our War $$ Home, Citizens of the Penobscot Nation, Citizens United, CodePink, Defending Water for Life, Don’t Waste ME, Food for Maine’s Future, Global Network, Industrial Wind activists, Maine EarthFirst!, Maine Greens, Maine Peace Action, Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition, National War Tax Resisters, Occupy groups statewide, Pax Christi Maine, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, Peninsula Peace and Justice, Pine Tree Youth Organizing, Resources for Organizing and Social Change, Social Workers,  Searsport LPG activists, Stop the East-West Corridor …
 
 

Larry Dansinger
(207) 525-7776 or rosc@psouth.net


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