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Caucus season is coming up, and we need your help!
Part of maintaining our status as a state-recognized Political Party, with the benefits of ballot status for our Presidential Candidates, and a line on the Voter Registration form, is the state mandates that we perform at least one caucus in every county in the state.
This is an excellent opportunity for us to grow as a party, and call together municipal committees all around the state, who can then run candidates for state and local office.
But first, WE NEED YOU. Will you help us do this vital work, by holding a caucus in your town?
Please check out more information and resources by hovering on the "Caucus" tab in the above menu.
- Caucus Checklist (.doc)
The Panama Papers have exposed the sordid tax avoidance schemes of the super wealthy and their efforts to avoid paying their fair share. The information about shell companies and offshore accounts has shed light on how these clandestine schemes pick the pockets of those who contribute to the cost of running our country. Though perusing the who’s who list of schemers is titillating, we should focus our attention on what this means to those of us not involved in such dealings. The unpaid taxes of those secretly hiding income and assets have to be made up somewhere else. That somewhere else is from you and me and the rest of Main Street America. The Green Party refuses funding by corporations and PACs and is only beholden to average citizens. We support social issues that benefit everyday people, like universal health care, free education and a livable wage. If the unscrupulous members of the super wealthy class paid their share of taxes, these programs could be funded without increasing the burden on the middle class. That is why the Green Party is not the alternative, as activist Rosa Clemente so accurately stated, but the imperative.Continue readingDear Maine Greens, We are very encouraged by the support the Maine Green Independent Party has received from caucus attendance and participation. All around Maine we have dedicated members who live our 10 Key Values and want to see these values spread. As you are aware, we do not accept funds from corporations, PACs and other organizations that would exert undue influence in return for their “donations”. While this allows us to remain independent from these influences, it does restrict our ability to spread our message to the people of Maine. The MGIP would like to hire an executive director to help coordinate press releases and fundraising, and assist candidates and local groups. These tasks presently fall to our all-volunteer state committee, whose members are busy with families, jobs, school, running for office and other aspects of life. A director would make our party more efficient and our state committee more effective. We need your financial help to grow our party and see our values spread to our neighbors. Some among us are sustaining donors who contribute monthly to our cause. Can you become a sustainer so we can have the means to hire an executive director? To become a sustainer, go MaineGreens.org. Click the “DONATE” button and then the “BECOME A SUSTAINER” button. We appreciate your participation in our party in everything you do, be it raising your voice, attending events, running for local office- and offering your FINANCIAL support. Sincerely, Gil Harris and Trish JacksonCo-Chairs, MGIPContinue reading