Hundreds of Maine progressives plan to meet, learn and recharge their batteries

Hundreds of Maine progressives plan to meet, learn and recharge their batteries

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben, Taryn and Mike discuss the Resistance Summit being held this Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center. More than 700 Mainers have already RSVP’d for a packed agenda, including 18 skill-building workshops and a question and answer session with Rep. Chellie Pingree. Registration is still open here and you can find more information and connect with other attendees at the Summit Facebook event.

Also on the podcast this week: Eight Democratic lawmakers split with their party and with Maine voters to support bills rolling back part of Maine’s new minimum wage law and, after a close race two years ago, Ben is running again for mayor of Lewiston.

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Photo via Sarah Rawlings.


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