What’s new: Info on May 22nd monthly meeting.  See below in Upcoming Events.

Indivisible-Boothbay is a nonpartisan group of Boothbay area citizens who are committed to:

  • Protecting our fragile warming planet;
  • Improving the health and well-being of all;
  • Upholding equality before the law and respect for all Americans without regard to skin color, sexual identity, economic status, religious beliefs, or ethnic background;
  • Supporting and improving public education;
  • Welcoming peace-seeking immigrants; and
  • Encouraging active citizenship and engagement in the political process.

Read the entire mission statement here.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018; 5:00-6:30pm

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018; 5:00-6:30pm

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018; 5:00-6:30pm

This Week’s Actions

1. Support Maine’s Clean Elections program. Keep big money out of our campaigns! Donate a $5 contribution by April 20th to local and state-level candidates who are running “clean” to help them qualify for a publicly-funded campaign. It’s very easy to do online. Go to https://www5.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/ethics/cleanelection/home.pl. 

2. Make your volunteer commitments. This is a critical year if we are to succeed in taking back our country from the anti-democratic, pro-divisive forces that currently hold power. You can make a big difference. Be a campaign volunteer; local candidates who support the values espoused by Indivisible-Boothbay need your help. Perhaps you’d like to work to elect a replacement for Maine’s second district in the U.S. House. Which of the gubernatorial candidates to replace LePage will you support? And who among your acquaintances, friends, neighbors, and relatives needs coaxing to become politically engaged? Finally, what help can you lend to the work of Indivisible-Boothbay? Make a promise to yourself to do more this year than you’ve ever done before.

3. From the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine:
   Earlier this month, hundreds of you took action and told the Judiciary Committee to reject Rep. Larry Lockman’s anti-immigrant bill, LD 1833. The committee listened to you and voted 7-6 against the bill. Now LD 1833 heads to the full legislature for a vote.
   Contact your legislators today and tell them to vote NO on LD 1833 – contact your senator and representative.
   LD 1833, a so-called “anti-sanctuary city” bill, would force local police officers to act as immigration agents and support the Trump administration’s out-of-control deportation efforts.
This bill capitalizes on anti-immigrant fervor to make immigrants feel scared and unwelcome. It compromises the ability of law enforcement to do their jobs and undermines the Constitution by promoting racial profiling and unlawful detention.
   Tell your legislators to take a stand for all Maine people and vote NO on LD 1833 by using the ACLU form.

Thank you for speaking up.
Alison Beyea, Executive Director, ACLU of Maine

4.  From the University of New England:  It’s time and past that Mainers really absorb this part of Maine’s history with the tribes of Maine. We need to help right some wrongs and part of doing that is educating ourselves on and understanding our shared history. Please click on the link below for the video of Monday’s lecture.
DONNA M. LORING LECTURE SERIES: Penobscot Nation v. Janet Mills: A Case of Cultural Identity and Tribal Stewardship with Chief Kirk Francis
– University of New England


Updated May 16th, 2018, 3:14pm