Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Jan 27, 2021
6:00 pm
Hosted On Zoom Advocacy in the Maine Legislature: Session 1

A How-to series for new and experienced activists.

Session 1: How does a bill become a law? — Maine Edition

This 5-part webinar series provides information and training to help Mainers advocate in front of our state legislature. Attend all the sessions, or drop in on the ones that interest you. These sessions are open to activists on any issue. Experts from the League of Women Voters, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and other advocacy organizations will lead the discussions.

In this session, we'll cover:

  • Who writes legislation?
  • How do committees work?
  • What is the role of leadership and the Governor?

Wednesday
Feb 3, 2021
6:00 pm
Hosted On Zoom Advocacy in the Maine Legislature: Session 2

A How-to series for new and experienced activists.

Session 2: Effective ways to contact your legislator

This 5-part webinar series provides information and training to help Mainers advocate in front of our state legislature. Attend all the sessions, or drop in on the ones that interest you. These sessions are open to activists on any issue. Experts from the League of Women Voters, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and other advocacy organizations will lead the discussions.

In this session, we'll cover:

  • This interactive workshop will let you practice making a compelling case on the issues you care about.
  • Get feedback from real legislators about the most effective ways constituents can reach them.

Wednesday
Feb 10, 2021
6:00 pm
Hosted On Zoom Advocacy in the Maine Legislature: Session 3

A How-to series for new and experienced activists.

Session 3: Tracking the issues you care about 

This 5-part webinar series provides information and training to help Mainers advocate in front of our state legislature. Attend all the sessions, or drop in on the ones that interest you. These sessions are open to activists on any issue. Experts from the League of Women Voters, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and other advocacy organizations will lead the discussions.

In this session, we'll cover:

  • How to find legislative history, understand roll call votes, see sponsors, and understand how your legislator is voting.
  • This interactive workshop will let you practice navigating the legislative website and discuss outside resources that help you track the legislature’s actions.

Wednesday
Feb 17, 2021
6:00 pm
Hosted On Zoom Advocacy in the Maine Legislature: Session 4

A How-to series for new and experienced activists.

Session 4: How did it get that way? 

This 5-part webinar series provides information and training to help Mainers advocate in front of our state legislature. Attend all the sessions, or drop in on the ones that interest you. These sessions are open to activists on any issue. Experts from the League of Women Voters, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and other advocacy organizations will lead the discussions.

In this session, we'll cover:

  • How the history of Maine has shaped the legislature.
  • The changes to our idea of a “citizen’s legislature” and how it affects who can afford to serve.
  • Clean Elections and other unique aspects of Maine.
  • A panel discussing the history that got us to the system we have today.

Wednesday
Feb 24, 2021
6:00 pm
Hosted On Zoom Advocacy in the Maine Legislature: Session 5

A How-to series for new and experienced activists.

Session 5: Advocacy 201 

This 5-part webinar series provides information and training to help Mainers advocate in front of our state legislature. Attend all the sessions, or drop in on the ones that interest you. These sessions are open to activists on any issue. Experts from the League of Women Voters, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, and other advocacy organizations will lead the discussions.

In this session, we'll cover:

  • You’ve contacted your legislator, you’ve even testified…and now what? Maybe you are frustrated. We’ll discuss examples of issues that took a long time such marriage equality and anti-discrimination.
     
  • Self-care for advocates and building community for the long run.