On April 29, we march for Justice, Jobs, and Climate in Maine

Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on April 29

Location: Between the Maine State House and Cross office building, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta

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Transportation:

If you're from the area around Portland, Orono, Bangor, or Waterville, click here to get your bus ticket! Pay what you can, as little as $1.

Or, find a ride or offer to give a ride on our carpool page.

Other logistics:

Don't forget to bring a reusable water bottle, snacks, hat and sunscreen or raincoat if needed, and signs in support of justice, jobs and a livable climate in Maine!

The march route is about 1 mile long, so wear comfortable walking shoes or bring a chair if you’d prefer to stay at the rally location (between the State House and Cross office building).

 

Can you help cover the costs of this event? Donate to our crowdfunder here!

 

Draft platform

Join us to create a sustainable future for Maine! We march together to protect the beauty and economic benefits of Maine for all of us! We seek:

1. A healthy future for all Mainers (new and old) that protects a climate which:
• Is safe and livable
• Produces enough food
• Provides jobs that preserve the environment
• Supports a new economic model that does not rely on environmental exploitation
• Bolsters local agriculture, local businesses, and local banks and credit unions

2. Protection for all who live here including indigenous peoples, immigrants and refugees, people of color, differently-abled people, people of all religions, and LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and other non-straight and/or cis folks).

3. Stable jobs for people who rely on the environment and on whom we rely, specifically farmers, lobstermen/women, fishermen/women, people working in tourism and hospitality-related industries, workers in the forestry industry, and many others. We seek a just transition for people who lose their employment due to climate change or its mitigation.

All people will be affected by climate change, but marginalized communities more so than others. We understand that climate justice is an issue of social, racial, economic, and environmental justice; they all share root causes in the same systems of oppression.

Accordingly, we ask the State of Maine government to
1. Transition to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030.
2. Ban all new fossil fuel infrastructure.
4. Create legislation and regulations based in current climate science to protect Mainers, our economy, and our environment.
5. Publicly encourage the federal government to remain committed to the Paris agreement.