Wednesday April 19th - Informing your actions
Jill Barkley - interim Director of Emerge Maine - will tell us about training and encouragement Emerge provides for Democratic women interested in running for office. Wondering how you could be making positive change for your community and Maine? Come and find out before the next round of training starts.
John Kosinski - Stand Up For Students Campaign Manager - will bring us up to date on the fight to defend the law enacted by our passage of Question 2 at the polls, which finally funds 55% of education by improving tax fairness. Voters spoke for lower property taxes AND funding our schools. So how come some politicians think your vote for them counts but your vote for laws you want doesn’t count? That’s ironic.
Will Ikard - Maine Small Business Coalition Director - will bring us up to date on the fight to defend the law enacted by our passage of Question 4 at the polls, which gradually increases the minimum wage and gradually makes the tipped wage minimum match it. Was it a ballot box or just a suggestion box? Yeah, in my town it was a ballot box too.
Where: Newcastle Community Room on River Road (Attached to the Fire Station)
When: Wednesday April 19th, Social Gathering at 6:30 PM, meeting starts at 7:00.