Hundreds gather to plan Maine’s Resistance

Hundreds gather to plan Maine’s Resistance

Almost 800 Mainers from every corner of the state gathered at the Augusta Civic Center on Sunday for an all-day summit and skill-building seminar hosted by the Maine People’s Alliance and more than 40 other progressive organizations.

The event began with a conversation about how to channel the current progressive energy and turn a mobilization into a movement. It also featured 18 workshops on subjects from “building coalitions” to “youth organizing” to “running for office” and ended with an address and question and answer session with Representative Chellie Pingree.

As part of a full-summit group brainstorm, participants identified protecting the Affordable Care Act, recruiting progressive candidates for state and local offices and implementing the recently-passed referendums on the minimum wage and fair taxes to fund education as top priorities for 2017.

 

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