Climate action group sponsors town hall Sept. 12

Aug 29, 2019

Rockland — Climate Matters Maine, a new group that has formed to help advance local, state and national policy proposal to address climate change, will hold a town hall meeting Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston. Childcare will be available.

The event will include a talk by State Rep. Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro, who represents District 88, including Chelsea, Jefferson, Whitefield and part of Nobleboro. She introduced Maine’s Green New Deal act in the last session of the Legislature and saw it through to passage into law in an altered form that emphasizes workforce development within the context of fighting the climate crisis.

The town hall will also include break-out sessions, in which participants can hear from people already involved in climate-related issues. The local Indivisible group will lead a session on climate protest. Other planned topics range from eco-socialism to making our food system more climate-friendly to labor issues and local participation in nationwide climate strikes Sep. 20 to 27.

The event has been organization in association with this area’s branch of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America.

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