Maine Advocacy Team
Relationships Create Change
The Maine Advocacy Team is a group of neighbors whose nonpartisan work seeks a federal budget that reflects our moral values. We invite you to join our team with as much energy as you feel comfortable sharing. We can provide training for our legislative visits, media campaign and outreach.
We believe we must begin shifting funds from Pentagon waste to the support of diplomacy, training in foreign languages and cultures, people to people exchanges, developmental assistance, human rights, and the prevention of genocide and atrocities.
We regularly speak with the staff of our senators and representatives, present them with petitions, and work with over a dozen lobbyists in Washington. We write opinion pieces and letters to the editors of Maine papers.
Would you like to be part of a grassroots effort with over 90 groups in 38 other states? Might you want to help us work to:
We need Mainers who are willing to:
If you might like to help us with any of these essential tasks to the extent that works for you and on the issues you are passionate about or would like to find out more please email:
We have ongoing relationships with our Maine legislators and have access to training and current information from the Hill through the Friends Committee of National Legislation. We believe that changing hearts can change policy.
How and why a Peace Action Affiliate can endorse the Green New Deal !
Professor Crawford's paper: U.S. military’s significant contribution to climate change has received little attention... it remains the world’s single largest consumer of oil – and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters.
NuclearBan.US: new report-Pay for the GreenNewDeal by transferring the $ from Nuclear Weapons.
Notes: Military Industrial Complex_ Military Carbon Footprint. Nuclear Energy is Not Clean & Not Green
Page under Construction: initial references
Living on Earth Greening of the Military Program
Gar Smith: War and the Environmental Reader
As an affiliate of Peace Action, Peace Action Maine supports the Korea Peace Network- a US-based alliance of concerned civil society groups and individuals working on Korea issues. We support WomenCrossDMZ and advocate for peace on the peninsula. #KoreaPeaceNow
National Peace Action has developed an analysis of the leading Democratic contenders’ records on peace issues. These profiles are part of our Peace Voter campaign. Through Peace Voter, we work to educate candidates and voters on foreign policy issues, help shape the debate on our issues, and support pro-peace candidates so that they can win at the ballot box.