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Attention UUs, time to greet the 128th Legislature!

 
  
MUUSAN Network Meeting
 
Saturday, Jan. 14, 10:00-noon

(second Saturday, every other month)

UU Community Church of Augusta  

69 Winthrop St., Augusta 04330

 
It's a new year, a new Maine Legislature, and after the November election results, we know that effective advocacy for our UU values at the state level matters more than ever! 

Join us this Saturday in Augusta to prepare for the legislative session which has just opened.  Sen. Shenna Bellows (D-Manchester) will give us a forecast of bills and activities likely to concern us on our three MUUSAN issues (democracy, health care, climate change).
  Our Issue Groups will also meet to chart their courses. 

 

Sen. Shenna Bellows attended Middlebury College, graduating in 1997 with highest honors for her thesis in economic and environmental sustainability.  Bellows served as Executive Director of the ACLU of Maine for eight years. In that role, she built coalitions with both Republicans and Democrats to pass privacy and civil rights laws. She was a leader of Mainers United for Marriage, working for seven years to pass same-sex marriage in Maine.

She was a leader on voting rights and co-chaired the 2011 Protect Maine Votes campaign to restore same day voter registration.  Most recently, she organized a successful privacy campaign to require warrants for access to private cell phone communications, and she led the opposition to warrantless drone surveillance.

At the ACLU, Bellows was also a leader in the Maine Choice Coalition and the Coalition for Maine Women.  She was recognized for her work to advance women’s health and reproductive choice by awards from the University of Maine Women’s Studies Department, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, the American Association of University Women, the Frances Perkins Center and the Maine Democratic Party.

We are delighted that Sen. Bellows will help us off to a great start this session!

Hope to see you there!

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WELCOME to all our MUUSAN newcomers!

 

  

MUUSAN has been rapidly expanding our mailing list to Maine Unitarian Universalists and others who share our values in the public arena.  We hope you will enjoy all the opportunities that our newsletter, website and active Facebook Page provide for social justice actions in Maine, especially on our three primary issues:  1)  democracy in action, 2) health care for all, and 3) climate change.

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