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Mainers United For Marriage Hold Statewide Day of Action

Posted on May 19, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

Today is a statewide Day of Action for Mainers United with activities planned in numerous locations. From their press release:

Volunteers around Maine will turn out for a statewide Day of Action on Saturday, May 19, in support of the campaign to allow same-sex couples to receive a marriage license.

More than 250 people are expected to spend part of Saturday volunteering for Mainers United for Marriage, the campaign to win the freedom to marry for all loving, committed couples in Maine.

Activities are currently planned in at least 15 locations around the state and include door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, distributing literature, office open houses, trainings and house parties.

Some of the events include:

  • Augusta – May 19 – The Augusta Area’s ‘Day of Action’ Event
  • Norway – May 19 – The Norway Area’s ‘Day of Action’ Event
  • Ellsworth – May 19 – Ellsworth Day of Action phonebank
  • Bar Harbor – May 19 – Bar Harbor Day of Action phonebank
  • Brewer – May 19 – EQME Bangor New Office Open House
  • Fort Fairfield – May 19 – Aroostook County Day of Action
  • Trenton – May 19 – Hancock County Day of Action House Party

    On Tuesday, Mainers United opened new field offices in Brewer, Lewiston and Portland and re-launched the campaigns door-to-door canvassing effort. The new field officers are located at 256 State St. in Brewer; 675 Main St., Unit 6, in Lewiston (the old Caswell parking lot); and 343 Forest Ave. in Portland. A fourth field office in York County will open in June.

    Campaign manager Matt McTighe: “Volunteers are critical to our effort to win the freedom to marry for all loving, committed couples in Maine. Activities around the state will give volunteers a chance to get involved, talk to their neighbors and friends about why marriage matters for same-sex couples and learn about our campaign.”

    *Related: Mainers United Launches $100K Matching Gift Challenge

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