Friday, January 4, 2008

Maine Vigil

Candlelight Vigil--A Circle of HOPE Around the State House in Augusta

Wednesday, January 9th at 6:45 P.M.

Please join us to STOP proposed cuts that hurt:

Victims of domestic violence
People with mental illness
Elders in need of care
People living with HIV/AIDS
Health care for some of Maine's most vulnerable people
Foster children

We will gather in Room 105 of the CROSS STATE OFFICE BUILDING (just behind the State House--first floor) beginning at 6:15 PM on Wednesday, January 9th. The vigil will begin at 6:45 and we will gather outdoors between the State House and the Cross State Office Building.

Signs- If you want to make a sign to hold at the vigil, come to Room 105 of the Cross State Office Building anytime after 5:00 P.M. There will be sign-making materials there. We are NOT allowed to put signs on stakes on State House grounds, so we will have to hold the signs.

Candles- Please bring a candle if you have one, but if you do not, there will be candles available at the vigil.

Parking- There will be plenty of parking in the parking lot behind the Cross State Office Building or in the parking garage across Capitol Street from the State House.

PRESS CONFERENCE AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE REVIEW OF CUTS: If you also can come for the afternoon of the 9th, there will be a press conference at 1:00 P.M. in the Welcome Center on the first floor of the State House. At 2:00 P.M. the legislature's Health and Human Services Committee will meet in Room 209 of the Cross State Office Building to review the cuts made by the Governor. There may be opportunity for some limited public testimony at that time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call…

Thank you.

Janine Corbett
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Training and Policy Specialist
126 Sewall St.
Augusta, ME 04330-6822
tel 207.626.7058 x207
fax 207.621.8148

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