2021 Faith Based Advocacy Series
Tuesdays, 6pm to 7:30pm
February 23 - Who Invited God to Augusta?
A look at the theological and scriptural foundations for doing faith-based advocacy work, including case studies of recent legislation in Maine where this work had an impact.
March 16 - Process and Perspectives
An overview of the legislative process in Maine and the importance of using non-traditional lenses for analyzing proposed policies' impact on people of color, women, and those experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty.
April 6 - The Legislative Landscape This Session
Hear from policy experts and MCC partner organizations about specific bills before the legislature and how you can make a difference in their outcomes.
April 27 - Practice, Practice, Practice
Former Maine state legislators will reflect on their experiences in Augusta and offer advice to faith-based advocates on how to be most effective. They will also hold a mock committee hearing to provide participants with the chance to present testimony and receive feedback on how their message was received.
Cost is $10 per session or $30 for all sessions.
Churches that register 5 or more participants - $100 flat fee.
For those for whom this cost would be prohibitive, we are happy to provide scholarship assistance. To request a scholarship please call 207-772-1918. For those who are able to afford more, we would gratefully accept your donations to help us defray costs.