See You at the State House--or in the Streets! 1/7/14

We have a full agenda at the State House on Thursday, with three ways you can show support for climate action in Maine.

On Thursday, January 9:

  1. 12:00 p.m. State House welcome center, Augusta. 350 Maine will be holding a press conference on LD 1461: An Act To Require the State To Divest Itself of Assets Invested in the Fossil Fuel Industry. The press event starts at 12:00 p.m. in the welcome center near the Hall of Flags at the State House. The room has limited space but we could use a small crowd of smiling faces holding an ARRT! divestment banner. The press conference will be short--no more than a half-hour. If you plan to attend, please email so she knows to count on you!

  2. 1:00 p.m., State House Hall of Flags, Augusta. The Rally of Unity, sponsored by the Alliance for the Common Good. 350 Maine is proud to be part of the Alliance, which brings more than 20 progressive groups together to support common goals. The rally will start at 1:00 p.m. in the Hall of Flags. This year’s rally is featuring young voices. Be sure to allow time for the State House security screening. Last year it took us all some time to get through the process and into the hall.

  3. 2:00 p.m., State House Room 228, Augusta. Hearings for LD 1461 start at 2:00 p.m. in Room 228, where the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs will listen to pro and con testimony for divesting the Maine Public Employees Retirement System endowment. The retirement endowment has at least $250 million invested in the top 200 fossil fuel corporations! Let’s show up to speak for going fossil free in five years.

We also hope that many of you will be preparing for Keystone XL related non-violent civil disobedience with the following Credo trainings.

Credit: Accuracy In Media 8.12.2013

On Saturday, January 11:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Durham Friends Meetinghouse, Durham. This is the date and place for the Credo Pledge of Resistance training for the southern part of the state. Training is a must for anyone planning to participate in a non-violent civil disobedience action in response to a State Department green light for the northern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. You need to let the trainers know you are coming.

On Saturday, January 18:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eastern Maine Peace & Justice Center, Bangor. The northern training is scheduled. For more on both trainings, click here. Be sure to contact Lee.

And “Save-the-Dates” for two 350 Maine-hosted events:

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