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UUs and Friends Needed at Two Hearings



PROTECT CLEAN ELECTIONS!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1:00 PM
Room 228, State House, Augusta


MUUSAN has long partnered with Maine Citizens for Clean Elections to fight back against wealthy special interests in Augusta. Our lawmakers should be beholden to us, not the industries they are elected to regulate.

On Tuesday, February 28, starting at 1:00 in Rm. 228, the Appropriations Committee will consider the budget for the Maine Clean Elections Fund. The Governor’s proposed budget is shy by more than $2 million, and some lawmakers are even proposing additional measures to weaken our voter-approved law!

The will of Maine voters must be respected. We need to fully fund this portion of the budget.  MCCE is also calling for a return of money that past legislatures raided from the Clean Election Fund.

Our voices matter. Show up to demonstrate our strong support of this important measure, which the people have supported through the referendum process.

TALKING POINTS listed on our website under Maine Clean Elections here.

Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00 PM -  Please click here to say you will come.  
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DEFEND MAINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS!
 

Friday, March 3, 2017
10:00 AM
Room 228, State House, Augusta

BUDGET AND EDUCATION FUNDING - On Friday, March 3, at 10:00 AM, there will be a public hearing on Gov. LePage’s proposal to cut more than $150 million from education funding.

The Governor's proposed budget would move Maine schools backwards. In addition to eliminating Question 2, which was endorsed by MUUSAN and passed by the voters of Maine last November, the Governor's proposed budget make these dramatic cuts to public education and also lifts the existing cap on charter schools.

The hearing will start at 10:00 AM in Room 228 at the Maine State House. It will be a joint hearing with the Appropriations and Education Committee.

Our students and our communities can not afford more cuts to local schools!

Facebook Event for March 3 Education Hearing 



If you plan to testify before the Appropriations & Financial Affairs on March 3 at 10:00, Room 228, Maine State House, let Stand Up for Students know by filling out this form! http://bit.ly/March-3-Public-Hearing

 

Will you please come to the State House
to protect Clean Elections and our public schools?

 

If you can't come, you can let your state legislators know how you feel.  Find your state legislators here.

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MUUSAN CALENDAR NOTES: 

•  On SATURDAY, MARCH 11, immediately following the 10:00-12:00 MUUSAN Network meeting, we will host:

 
National Popular Vote Compact Information Session

from noon-1:00 PM, with Doug Rooks and another presenter.  Bring a brown bag lunch.  More details coming soon.

•  SAVE THE DATE:  March 27-28, INTERFAITH LOBBY DAYS (training and legislator meetings), Augusta.  Maine Council of Churches, Maine Episcopal Network for Justice, and other partners.

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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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