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New England Power Convergence

A gathering of Occupiers from around New England.

Overturn Citizens United Event

Sunday, April 28, 2013 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
UMF Nordica Auditorium

224 Main St Merrill Hall

04938 Farmington, ME

Move to Amend national spokesperson David Cobb, attorney and lifelong activist, will be touring New Hampshire and Maine this April & May, in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America.

Move to Amend is a national coalition of over 270,000 people and organizations whose goal is amending the United States Constitution to end corporate rule by building a multiracial, cross-class democracy movement. David’s presentations are part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action! “Challenging Corporate Rule & Creating Democracy” aims to help local folks understand how they can work to abolish corporate personhood and establish a government of, by, and for the people.

David will be traveling with Daniel Lee, a member of the Move to Amend Exec Team and Affiliate Coordinator of Move to Amend Los Angeles.

This event is free and open to the public. We appreciate your donations to help us finance these tours, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

General Assembly Minutes December 14, 2012

Facilitator’s Note: Delay in posting minutes due to missing information.

General Assembly Minutes

December 14, 2012

Consensus to suspend regular agenda.

General Proposal: To donate up to $100 to the following organizations pending adequate funds with a $500 reserve to be left in the Occupy Bangor account: 1) The Peace and Justice Center 2) Occupy Sandy 3) H.O.M.E. Co-op 4) Bangor Area Homeless Shelter 5) Bangor Public Library 6) Penobscot Community Health Center 7) Occupy Maine 8) PICA 9) Maine People’s Alliance 10) Manna Ministries- Approved by consensus with one stand aside.

Changing Maine Gathering

Save the date!
19th annual
Changing Maine Gathering
Saturday, January 26, 2013
(snow date January 27)

Feminist Values: Abundance or Scarcity?
Feminism Beyond Equality – Reclaiming the Domestic Sphere

What are feminist values anyway? Are they a good fit for you? Where do you see feminist values — or their absence — in place during the 21st century? Can we afford to keep traveling down the road we are presently on with environmental degradation, endless war, corporate government, and burgeoning economic/social inequality? Please bring your ideas about whether this is a useful discussion to have right now.

Viles (Pine Tree State) Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta
10am – 4pm

This will be conducted as an Occupy General Assembly style discussion with topics coming from the large group, then break out sessions according to interest, followed by a report back of main points of discussion in small groups to the large group.

Pot luck lunch.

Childcare available on request.

Sliding scale fee $20 – $0 (We welcome all, whatever amount you can pay.)

Sponsored by ROSC (Resources for Organizing and Social Change) + CODEPINK State of Maine & Portland

Details and registration form to follow.

Plan to Attend December 14 General Assembly

Occupy Bangor General Assembly Fri. Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. in Peirce Park to discuss further disbursement of dormant Occupy Bangor funds.