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Hancock County Action Assembly (Ellsworth)
March 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come one, come all, to the Hancock County Action Assembly.
People from throughout the county will gather on March 4, 2017, from 10 AM (gather at 9 am for snacks and networking!) to 1 PM at the Ellsworth Middle School gym to build unity in the face of threats to our safety, our constitution, our economy, our environment, and our schools and health care facilities from a new administration in Washington, DC, and from problems that preceded the new government.
Maine’s Attorney General Janet Mills, who has been defending refugee rights, will kick off the day and participants will then break out into planning groups to develop action plans. The breakout groups are: Economic Fairness, Climate/Alternative Energy, Healthcare, Civil Rights, Education, Move the Money, and Fill in the Blank. The groups will then reconvene to share results.
We will say “no” to religious or racial discrimination, the elimination of laws and policies protecting our environment, a loss of health care programs that will endanger our lives, and other changes detrimental to our residents and communities.
We will say “yes” to inclusiveness, to human and civil rights for all, to a clean and healthy environment, to insuring basic human needs for all, and a government that listens to all of us.
We will identify strategies for action to ensure that our state and federal governments are serving all residents of Hancock County. We will form smaller groups to begin to plan those actions. We’ll have fun and support each other as we move our county and country toward more humane values, laws, government, and organizations. But, we need you to be part of this exciting effort.
Come to the Action Assembly:
*Whether you belong to a civic or community group or not
*Whether you belong to a political party or not
*Whether your friends or neighbors are as concerned as you are or not
*No matter where in Hancock County you live
Interest in the county is high and we encourage you to attend this historic assembly.
Let’s not be fearful of what might be coming or grumble about the mistakes the new administration has made but find ways to fix these problems.
Let’s protect our people and environment.
Let’s maintain and expand our institutions that keep us healthy, safe, well fed and housed, and economically secure.
Let’s come together to heal our society and make it vibrant and whole (again).
Women’s March on Washington – MDI
Resources for Organizing and Social Change
Hancock County Democratic Committee
Maine People’s Alliance
For more information about the Hancock County Action Assembly, or if an organization you represent can help, contact
Nathalie Arruda. firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phil Bailey. Phil@mainepeoplesalliance.