Thursday, May 14, 2009

FW: May 30: Organizing meeting for an Economic Human Rights Campaign for Maine

A message from the Maine Association of Interdependent Neighborhoods:  
Working toward an
Economic Human Rights Campaign in Maine
For more information about this work, go to: 

In April, M.A.I.N. was involved with events in Maine at which Cheri Honkala, national coordinator for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, spoke.
Economic Human Rights include the RIGHT to: quality health care; a job or income, living wages, equal pay, and the ability to join a union; affordable housing; adequate and nutritional food; free education, and a decent standard of living.
As a result of Cheri's visit, there are many in Maine who are hoping to have an active Economic Human Rights campaign in Maine that will work toward those rights as well as having a connection to national efforts.
We want you to join with us to make noise, make a difference, and make change.
You invited to help in several ways:
(1) Comment on the "Economic Bill of Rights for Maine" that M.A.I.N. created in 1999. (go to,
(2) Attend a meeting on May 30, to plan strategies for making economic human rights a goal and reality for every resident in Maine.  It will be held at the office of Maine Equal Justice, 126 Sewall St., Augusta (for directions, go to:
Following the meeting at 12 noon, there will be a large "Feet on the Street" rally for "National Health Care For Everyone--For Life" across the street at the State Capitol Building in Augusta.
(3) If you can't attend the May 30 meeting but have ideas or want to be active on some part of an economic human rights campaign, contact Larry Dansinger.
(4) Attend the national conference on abolishing poverty on July 16-19 in Louisville, Kentucky that the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and the Social Welfare Action Alliance are sponsoring. Look for more information on the web site.
For more information about this campaign or the May 30th meeting,
contact: Larry Dansinger, 161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951, (207) 525-7776, 

To learn about the Poor People's Economic Human Rights campaign, go to:

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