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6th Annual Rally of Unity, Jan 3
6th Annual Rally of Unity, Jan 3
On January 3, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm the 6th annual Alliance For The Common Good, Rally of Unity will be held at the Statehouse Hall of Flags

As always the Rally will be held on the opening day of the legislative session. The hall has been reserved from 9:00 till 1:00 with 15 tables reserved for group displays, posters, handouts etc. The podium speaker system will be in place with 100 chairs for the audience. Speakers will begin at 10:00.

This year's list of speakers is diverse and focussed on Sustainability. The Emcee for the event is Jim Freeman. Please get in touch with Jim for reserving tables for your group. Jim can be reached at packratjimf@gmail.com or 207-570-4145.

Tentative list of Speakers will be talking on such topics as:

Penobscot Nation efforts to preserve their ancestral water rights on the Penobscot River - John Banks

Nestle Corporation water extraction update - Nickie Sekera

Food Sovereignty legislation update- Betsy Garrold

Small sustainable farming in Maine - Heather Retburg

Protecting Maine's water resources from metallic mining update - Hendrick Gidionse

Threats to the Penobscot River due to Juniper Ridge Landfill expansion - Ed Spencer

East / West Corridor Update - TBD

The Peoples Veto referendum signature effort concerning Ranked Choice Voting - TBD

Potential Establishment of a Maine State Community Bank- TBD

While you are at the statehouse we will assist you in getting in touch with your state legislators so that you can discuss your topics of concern.

Lew Kingsbury, organizer, Alliance for the Common Good, kingsburyk@hotmail.com

Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 (Archive on Friday, January 26, 2018)
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