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“Finding Your Place”: Being effective lobbyists and agents for change

“Finding Your Place”: Being effective lobbyists and agents for change

An interactive workshop led by members of the Kennebec Advocacy Team
Saturday Feb. 1: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Friends Meetinghouse, 219 Winthrop Center Rd.

These political times are discouraging but that is not a reason to act discouraged! Staying active is a gift that comes from living in faithfulness to our values and beliefs. Kennebec Advocacy Team (KAT) is made up of members with diverse religious and value-based practices. (Quaker, Unitarian Universalists, Humanists and secular) They have all committed to following the principals of the Friends Committee on National Legislation in order to gain their insight and guidance in being effective lobbyists and agents for change. During the last two years they have established relationships with all four of our federal congressional representatives and their staff. They have learned about complex federal and international issues including North Korea and the authority for the use of military force. As time allows, Quakers active in the Friends Committee on Maine Public Policy (FCMPP) will share their experience of political advocacy within Maine as it relates to the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) model. KAT hopes that their presentation will both comfort and inspire. They will start their program with a brief time for all ages, using an Aesop fable on how we convince one another with warmth! We will learn the principal of friendship within conflict, including an opportunity to use stories to make lasting connections.
FMI Contact 685-4797

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Winthrop Center Friends Church
219 Winthrop Center Rd.
Winthrop, ME 04364
United States
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