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NEWS!  from April 2012 (updated: 05.17.2012, 11:13)  Previous month's news

  • Meet, Greet & Eat on April 28th. Our Camden members have put together an event to thank our legislators and introduce our legislative candidates from Knox and Waldo counties. So save the date:
    • High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St., Camden.
    • Saturday, April 28th.
    • 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Social time 5:00, Supper served at 5:30).
    • Menu: Spaghetti, salad, coleslaw, bread, beverages and desserts.
    • $10 per person at the door (age 12 and under: $5).
    • FMI: Ann Bex (
    • Here's a poster that you can download, print, and post in your town.

  • Our last meeting was Tuesday, April 10, at Stella Maris House in Rockland. We'll post a recap soon. The meeting agenda is here.
  • The Potus in Portland event was a huge success. Diane Smith reports:
    Ken Wexler kindly arranged for a van to the 3-30 reception for the President at the Southern Maine Community College--eleven of us took the van (see group photo attached of van riders waiting on line at the college). Others drove.

    Click the image for a gallery.

  • Qualifying Contributions for Maine Clean Elections funding may be made on-line at the Maine Ethics Commission's website. The rules are (exerpted from the website):

    In order to qualify for public funds under the Maine Clean Election Act, a candidate must demonstrate a threshold amount of community support by collecting a minimum number of checks or money orders of $5 or more made payable to the Maine Clean Election Fund. For legislative candidates, the contributions must be made by registered voters in the candidate's district...

    Candidates must collect a minimum of:

    60 qualifying contributions for House candidates.

    175 qualifying contributions for Senate candidates.

    The qualifying contributions must be collected during the period January 1 - April 20...

    When you go to the contributions page, you enter your address and name as it appears on your town's voter rolls. The site displays the candidates for whom you are allowed to contribute, by personal Visa or Mastercard (business credit cards are not allowed).

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