"CANDLELIGHT" VIGIL NEW TIME AND PLACE:
5:00 P.M. STATE HOUSE HALL OF FLAGS
SEE DETAILS BELOW
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
WHERE AND WHEN:
The vigil will begin at 5:00 pm in the Hall of Flags – 3rd floor of the State House. We expect it will end at approximately 6:30.
We have reserved Room 105 of the CROSS STATE OFFICE BUILDING (just behind the State House--first floor) beginning at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 9th to gather and make signs.
Signs- If you want to make a sign to hold at the vigil, come to Room 105 of the Cross State Office Building between 4:00 and 4:45 pm. There will be sign-making materials there.
Candles- Since we are now going to be INSIDE, we are NOT able to use real candles. We are planning to have a supply of glow sticks available to represent candles. Please do NOT bring candles.
Parking- There will be parking available 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 12:30 pm just outside of the Health and Human Services Committee Room 209 – in the Cross Office Building. At 1:00 P.M. the Health and Human Services Committee will meet in Room 209 to review the cuts made by the Governor. There is not likely to be opportunity to testify on Wednesday before the Commitee but a strong show of support in the room is important. There will be an opportunity to testify on these cuts at a later date.
We apologize for the last minute change to the time and location for the rally. Changes in the legislative schedule make it far more likely we will get press at this new time. Also, with a forecast for rain we will be warmer and drier indoors
If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call.
Crystal M. Bond
Maine Equal Justice Partners
126 Sewall Street, Augusta, Maine 04330
Toll free: 1-866-626-7059 x 205
Local: 626-7058 x 205; Fax: 207 621-8148
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King, Jr.