Posted August 1st, 2012 by Sean
HIRING ANNOUNCEMENT: Southern Maine Labor Council & Western Maine Labor Council
The following position is available:
Central Labor Council Organizer
The Southern & Western Maine Labor Council organizer is responsible to work with each Central Labor Council to coordinate an affiliation campaign; increase participation through one on one outreach; and support local campaigns and priorities developed by each Labor Council.
The expected duration of this position is three months with possible extension to six months and beyond provided additional funding available.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume on or before August 27, 2012 to:
Alan Churchill, Southern Maine Labor Council President
144 Thadeus St., South Portland, Maine 04106
Phone: (207) 318-0418
Posted July 30th, 2012 by Sean
Come check out this informative piece on for profit colleges. Learn more about for profit universities and how they are looking out for their bottom lines rather than the students. Do not miss this informative play.
When: August 3rd, 2012
Where: Lucid Stage , 29 Baxter Blvd, Portland, ME,
Posted July 24th, 2012 by Sean
We are a proud member of Maineshare, an organization that raises money through workplace contributions, who in turn fund non-profits that are promoting prosperity here in Maine. This summer, Maineshare will be hosting Hike and Bike for the fifth straight year. You can compete from anywhere now until Labor Day. This year the event will have an even smaller impact on the environment because the event has gone virtual, so all of the reporting will be done online! How awesome is that? All of the money that you raise during this event will go straight to Maineshare and then into the community. Go check out the Bike and Hike webpage here.
Posted June 27th, 2012 by Sean
Are you interested in learning how to become a leader in your community? Or learning how to organize your neighbors on issues that can make your town better? Come check out the Industrial Areas Foundation Maine Organizing Training!
Where: Holy Family Parish
607 Sabattis St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
When: Friday, August 3rd : 5:00pm – 9:00pm (with dinner)
Saturday, August 4th : 9:00am – 5:00pm (with lunch)
If you would like to sign up or RSVP for this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted June 26th, 2012 by Sean
Graduates of 2012, the news may look grim for you. A new report by Demos Blog on the state of you
ng America has been released. High school graduates have been hit the hardest by the economic crisis. This year 70% of high school grads will be going to college where they will be facing increasing tuition rates. State universities have been facing budget shortfalls. This means that higher tuition has been passed on to you!
As a recent college graduate, I am fully aware of the harsh realities young graduates are facing today. You either have to borrow money, or get a scholarship (which can be highly competitive). This leaves few choices: either go into debt and hope that you make your money back after graduating or do not attend college and make 10k less than high school grads made in 1980.
The most important thing to remember, high school grads, is that you can force a change. Young voters have been marginalized far too long. Here at the League we are working to help young people get elected and become leaders in their communities. If we can work together we can change our future.
Posted June 18th, 2012 by Sean
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections is releasing a 12 part series about money in Maine politics. In their first report they find that large chunks of money are coming from Leade
rship PACs and could be influencing the legislative process.
Researchers uncovered that PACs have provided large sums of money to candidates. Voters can only donate small amounts of money to a candidate’s campaign; but with PACs a person or corporation can legally donate as much money as they would like. Pretty crazy right? Over a ten year period $12 million (yes that is millions) have flowed into leadership PACs that have helped candidates get elected. This has led many observers to raise alarms. Could this be making candidates beholden to the PACs that have donated the most amount of money?
MCCE makes the case that leadership PACs have created an issue with transparency in the political system here in Maine. Over the last three election cycles, calls to close this loophole have fallen on deaf ears on both sides of the aisle. If you would like to find out more information about Leadership PACs or this series check out this link! If you believe that money has played to much of a role in Maine politics get involved with the MCEE.
Posted June 13th, 2012 by Sean
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