Friday, June 03, 2005

Go to a local political meeting or event. Make your voice heard, make connections, meet your neighbor. List updated weekly.
  • Tues. June 14, Boothbay. Boothbay Region Peace and Justice Group meets bimonthly to explore ways to build support for peace and justice in our community, nation, and world. At the library. Contact info: Susan Mello,
  • Wed. June 15, Portland. The Portland League of Pissed Off Voters meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month.
  • Tues. June 21, Wiscasset. The Lincoln Country Democratic Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the 911 Communications Building (on Route One behind the Lincoln County Court House), 7pm. Contact info: Tim Nason,
  • Tues. June 21, Damariscotta. American Friends Service Committee invites volunteers for its 'Youth and Alternatives to the Military' (counterrecruitment) efforts. Friends Meeting House, Belvedere Road, 5pm. Contact info: Gretchen Noyes-Hull,
  • Wed. June 22, Rockland. Midcoast Peace and Justice Group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the UU Church on Broadway, 7pm.
  • Thur. June 23, Newcastle. Study group on God's Politics, Why The Right Gets It Wrong And The Left Doesn't Get It, the bestselling book by Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine. Explore a new understanding of the roles of religion in politics in the midst of polarizing times. Sponsored by the Lincoln Association of the United Church of Christ. Books can be ordered at the Maine Coast Bookstore, on line at or at a 40% discount if ordered by June 13th by calling the Belchers at 644-1700 or Rev. Dale at 563-3379. First of seven sessions. Second Congregational Church, River Road, 7pm.
  • Tues. July 19, Wiscasset. The Lincoln Country Democratic Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the 911 Communications Building (on Route One behind the Lincoln County Court House).
  • Ongoing, Rockland. “Prisoners of Conscience,” an exhibit by over 50 artists featuring portraits of prisoners of conscience the world around. Presented by Amnesty International with local as well as international artists including Alan Magee, Jonathan Frost, Travis Chapman, Cindy McGuirl, Alan Clark, Susan Beebe, Scott Davis, and Eliza Squibb. Lincoln Street Center(594-6490), 9-4 Weekdays; 1-4 Saturdays until June 26. For directions please call Lincoln Street Center. Contact info: Steve McAllister, 236-4298.
  • Ongoing, Boothbay. Visit the Boothbay Library in June to view the "Cost of War" exhibit. It includes the traveling "True Cost of War" display by Jack and Fay Bussell of Maine Veterans For Peace (VFP), "Faces of War" photographs of Iraqi people by Bangor artist Jim Harney, and work by Natasha Mayers of Whitefield, Patricia Wheeler of Deer Isle, and Boothbay artists Kitty Ives and Liz Derecktor. The devastating losses in Iraq are portrayed within the context of the artists’ belief in a human race that is essentially one spiritual family.
  • Ongoing, Wiscasset. Each Sunday, from 12 noon to 1pm, a group of citizens meets at the Wiscasset bridge to protest the war against Iraq, the cost of wars in general, and the need for patriotic protest to keep our country well. Many are members of the Boothbay Region Peace and Justice group; others are not. Some are Democrats, some are Independents, some are Greens, and some are Republicans. Anyone is welcome to join. Parking is provided at the Edgecomb end by the generous owner of the Sheepscot Inn; park in the lot across the Eddy Road opposite the inn.

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