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Help Plan "Local Economies" in Maine Gathering

Lisa F.
Group Organizer
Portland, ME
Post #: 2,301
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Initial planning starts with a planning discussion on June 15, noon-3 PM, Mediation and Facilitation Resources building, 11 King St., Augusta (off State St. south of the Capitol, turn at Pat's Pizza).

We need a broad variety of people and economic situations to make the gathering a success and a major influence on Maine's economy in the future.

Feel free to pass this invitation on selectively to others who might want to come as well.

Hello to those who want to create a much stronger local economy in Maine:
Concerned about our struggling economy? Want to see a much stronger, more vibrant locally-based economy in Maine?
If you answered “yes” to both questions, I hope you will help to plan and publicize a one-day gathering in Maine later in 2013 or early in 2014. It's goal is to learn about and build on what is being done successfully to promote a more locally based economy, which is one primary path toward a more stable, sustainable, and prosperous Maine.
We are inviting many different segments of the Maine community to create and be part of this gathering, since a successful locally based economy will only succeed if there is broad support and participation. That includes ethnic and immigrant groups, people with low incomes, younger Mainers, the environmental and sustainability communities, nonprofits, workers and union members, small business employees, co-op advocates, health care workers, and other producers and manufacturers, as well as consumers, investors, governments, business owners, and others.
Can you be part of a broad group of people to help to plan this gathering? If so, we are scheduling a meeting in Augusta on June 15, noon-3 PM (share food from noon-1 PM, then begin the planning. The planning will be at the Mediation and Facilitation Resources building, 11 King St. in Augusta (King St. is off State Street south of the Capitol, turn at Pat's Pizza). We expect it will be a one-time meeting to get started, with most planning to take place by email or phone or one-to-one meetings from that point on. If we want a broad based gathering and a campaign that involves all segments of the Maine economy to “buy in” to a more local economy, those many segments need to be involved and committed as much as possible.
If you can come, please indicate what group, if any, you are involved with, and reply to the email (Larry Dansinger) to say you want to participate in the meeting. We can help you with ridesharing if you want. We hope to see you on June 15th.

Claire Gelinas, Ridgely Fuller and Larry Dansinger
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