Indivisible MDI invites you to join us at our monthly meetings and at all our actions. Whether you’re an area resident or from away, we invite you to join us.
Virtual July 2020 Membership Meeting
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Via Zoom
The July 2020 monthly meeting of Indivisible MDI is via the Zoom on-line format and will take place on Wednesday 8 July, 2020, beginning at 6:30 PM. Representative Brian Hubbell will speak about his work on the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee. Brian will also take your questions. Here is your chance to ask about what is happening in the State of Maine and in the legislature. The Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee is engaging economic experts and industry representatives from across Maine to develop specific policy recommendations to stabilize the state’s economy and build a bridge to future prosperity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee’s primary strategies are to 1) stabilize and support and 2) sustain and grow Maine’s economy. Rep. Hubbell serves on the Innovation (Life sciences, tech, energy, start-up ecosystem) subcommittee, but he can also provide information about the other subcommittees’ goals, and progress. The Committee’s interim report will be submitted on July 15th.
Please watch the Indivisible MDI Face Book pages or your email inbox for meeting details. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to join the meeting. Indivisible MDI Meetings are open to the public. As this meeting is via Zoom, you will have to supply your own beverage and food items. To learn more about Indivisible MDI, visit https://indivisiblemdi.me.
Guest speaker for July 8, 2020, Indivisible MDI Member Meeting: Brian Hubbell, Representing: Bar Harbor, Lamoine and Mount Desert in the State of Maine Legislature District #135
Juneteenth Emancipation Recognition and Bell Ringing
Friday, June 19, 2020 6:19 p.m.
Bar Harbor Village Green
Please join us on the Bar Harbor Village Green (corner of Mt. Desert Street and Main Street in Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609) to celebrate America’s other Independence Day. Juneteenth, June 19, 1865 was the date the last enslaved people in the US were informed of their freedom granted by the Emancipation Proclamation. We will gather at 6pm to hear recordings of Black voices and a symbolic bell-ringing at 6:19 for 19 minutes. Masks and social distancing are required. #sixnineteen #juneteenth #freedom #defendblacklives #blacklivesmatter
June 2020 Monthly Meeting
June 10, 2020, 6:30 p..m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, 10 June, 2020, for the Indivisible MDI Monthly Meeting. We will be discussing upcoming electoral activities as well as hearing from Louie Luchini who represents us as a Senator from District 4 in the Maine legislature.
This meeting will be via Zoom, so watch the Indivisible MDI Facebook page or your email for details. If you do not regularly receive Indivisible MDI email messages, and want to attend the meeting (all are welcome!) please send an email to email@example.com for information on how to join the meeting.
As the meeting is virtual, you will have to bring your own cookies.
Friday, June 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Bar Harbor Village Green
Trump’s Legacy: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death
The President is visiting Maine and the hard working people at Puritan Medical Products today. But we will not forget: his response to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 109,000 deaths in the US. His response to the state sanctioned murder of Black people has ignited protests across the country. He has militarized our streets and encouraged attacks on news media
Join us to express your righteous anger, sorrow, and distress. Everything this President touches dies, so protect yourself — wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Justice for George Floyd Vigil
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Virtual and In Person
Please join us for 10 minutes on Thursday, May 28 (suggested time 7:30PM). Stand in a public place alone or with fellow Resisters (6′ apart, no more than 10 in a group) with signs”.facebook.com/hashtag/justiceforgeorgefloyd” target=”blank” rel=”noopener”>#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd, #BlackLivesMatter, End Police Brutality, etc. OR place a candle and a sign “he couldn’t breathe” at your home. Take pictures and add to this Facebook event or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “George Floyd” in the subject line. We will compile and share far and wide.
Please share this announcement far and wide.
2020 Island Women’s March Saturday, January 18, 1pm on the Bar Harbor Village Green.
Please join us to mark the 100th anniversary of a true Suffrage milestone — the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote!
There will be a slate of inspirational speakers as well as an open house across the street at MDI Ice Cream for warming up. A number of organizations will have tables set up so that we can convert our enthusiasm (or anger) into action.
Downeast Climate March
photos by Yoi Ashida
Photos by Joie Torsiello
See the PowerPoint talk on MaineCare for All here:MDI INDIVISIBLE
#ResistTrumpTuesdays: Weekly group visit to our Member of Congress offices in Bangor. Meet at the Town Hill VIS at 9:30 am to carpool. (The VIS is the fire station at the intersection of the Crooked Road and Rt. 102.)
Indivisible MDI Group meetings are at 6:30 pm on the second Wednesday of every month, at the YWCA MDI in Bar Harbor. 36 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. A children’s area is available. Please note a schedule change for February and April: Our monthly meetings will be held on February 5 and April 1, 2020 to avoid conflict with the Racial Equity Working Group speaker series.
Postcard-writing at the Jesup Library, Bar Harbor. A mail box and supplies are on a table in the rotunda: complete a postcard about something you want our Members of Congress to hear, and put the postcard back into the box. We will mail it for you.
Tell Me the Truth
Join us for a conversation between two friends to examine cross-racial issues. Shay and Debby are riveting. Their chats are unscripted and even they do not know where the conversation will take them.
On Monday, 9/10/2018, we joined with other Indivisible groups in Maine to sponsor ads in the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our April meeting featured a presentation by Chris Cayer of MoreVoice.org about Ranked Choice Voting. It is important for everyone to understand that the June 12 election will be using ranked choice voting for primaries AND will include a statewide ballot question about continuing Ranked Choice Voting in the future. Links to information presented at the meeting are below.
Ranked Choice Voting Presentation
Ranked Choice Voting Information
Additional information is available from Maine League of Women Voters.
Our April 6, 2018 Candidate Forum featured the four Democratic and two Independent candidates vying to unseat Bruce Poliquin. The entire forum can be seen on the YouTube links below.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/OkH05Dumkpc
Part 2: https://youtu.be/A1uMhDaKzNE
Part 3: https://youtu.be/31qhKSYYbHw
Part 4: https://youtu.be/gskWkTcGTuo
Part 5: https://youtu.be/IoQ3qbCC7ts
Part 6: https://youtu.be/ZJ04Wr9jdK4
Check the “Graphics” page for posters like these that you can print out or use on social media. Credit “Indivisible MDI” on social media.