EVENTS

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.

PROTECT THE RESULTS De-Escalation Training

Sunday, 18 October 2020 3 p.m.

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Thursday, 22 October 2020 Noon

Protect the Results De-escalation Training

Length: about 1.5 hours

Protect the Results is a national coalition of groups that will mobilize to take action should the current President follow through on his threats and reject the results of the election. If that happens, we will mobilize (proposed date/time is Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 5 p.m. local time), much the way we did with the Red Line event concerning the Mueller investigation – we commit to action and if action is needed, we respond and turn out.) There are over 100 organizations, including National Indivisible, that are a part of this effort. To indicate that you want to be a part of this action IF IT HAPPENS, please go to https://protecttheresults.com/ and search for the zip code 04609 so we know of your interest.

In addition, FREE 1.5 hour virtual trainings are being offered in De-escalation prior to this potential event These trainings (you only need to attend one) will offer you the ability to learn skills to you should you meet and need to interact with counter protestors. The classes are being taught by Clara Porter of Prevention Action Change and are being offered by Mainers for Accountable Leadership. Pre-registration for the classes is required.

Please sign up to Protect the Results AND for one of the de-escalation trainings.

Upcoming trainings are:

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time. Sign up here.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time. Sign up here.

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Indivisible MDI Monthly Meeting
October 14, 2020, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Please check the Indivisible MDI FaceBook group near the meeting date/time to obtain the Zoom information or request it via an email to IndivisibleMDIBH@gmail.com.
Three speakers are on the program for this jam-packed, pre-election meeting.
Special guest Jane Picker will share reminiscences about friend and colleague, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Jane Picker became interested in issues relating to sex-discrimination and employment in the late 60s while serving as one of the first women practicing law in Cleveland Ohio. She went on to successfully argue one of the lead Supreme Court sex discrimination cases, La Fleur v. Cleveland Board of Education while simultaneously organizing and operating the non-profit Women’s Law Fund – recruiting her friend Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the board. The WLF was dedicated to eradicating gender discrimination in employment, education, government benefits, and housing. Jane later joined the faculty of Cleveland State University, forming one of the first federal litigation clinic programs in legal education, and also taught international and international human rights courses at Cleveland State. Her academic career has also included visiting lectureships and semester visits at Monash University in Australia, the Legal Resources Centre, a nonprofit organization in South Africa dedicated to non-discrimination, the Cleveland State University Exchange Professor at Westminster Law Faculty in London, and a summer lectureship at Comenius University in Slovakia. More recently, Jane and her late husband started a legal education exchange program with law schools in the US and Russia. Jane taught at, and for many years directed the St. Petersburg Summer Law Institute, an ABA-accredited summer law school program in Russia. Jane’s non-academic work has included serving as Consultant to the World Bank on Russian Legal Education.
Genevieve MacDonald, incumbent and candidate for Maine House District 134 (Cranberry Isles, Deer Isle, Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, North Haven, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Swan’s Island, Tremont and Vinalhaven, plus the unorganized territory of Marshall Island Township) will be on hand to talk about her vision for the next session and to answer questions.
Kelli Whitlock Burton, from Suit Up Maine, will present a recently developed guide to voting in Maine, which is a list of frequently asked questions about all aspects of voting in the November election. Maine Secretary of State, Matt Dunlap, reviewed the guide, so all of the information is accurate.
FaceBook event is here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/390113572010316

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Please join us!
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Honor RBG
8 p.m. Bar Harbor Village Green
Corner of Main Street and Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Join us at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 20 September 2020, on the Bar Harbor Village Green to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the courageous life of service she led.

This event will be a socially distanced, masked vigil as we mourn and honor her legacy.

We ask that you bring a candle in a mason jar or other glass container (votive candles are great!) to line the sidewalks of the Village Green. If you also want to bring a handle to hold, please do so.

RBG was a fierce champion of justice and equality on the Supreme Court. We owe her an enormous debt of gratitude, and we must fight hard to uphold the ideals of equality and justice to which she dedicated her life.

May her memory be a blessing.

FaceBook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1570857283101042

Virtual September 2020 Membership Meeting

We will have two speakers this month!

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, 9 September, 2020, for the Indivisible MDI Monthly Meeting.

Amy MacDonald, from the organization Swing Left, will speak about the SwingLeft group’s many initiatives underway in preparation for the November election. Due to Covid-19, the 2020 election will be like no other. There will be no door-to-door canvassing or in-person voter registration. And what about mail-in voting? Join the meeting to learn more.

Katerina Szylo, from the Sara Gideon campaign, will also be present to talk about the campaign, how we can help with it, and to answer questions.

Please watch the Indivisible MDI Face Book pages or your email inbox for meeting details. You may also send an email to indivisiblemdibh@gmail.com for information on how to join the meeting. To learn more about Indivisible MDI, visit https://indivisiblemdi.me.

(It’s Zoom. Please bring your own cookies.)

Virtual August 2020 Membership Meeting

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Via Zoom

Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, 12 August, 2020, for the Indivisible MDI Monthly Meeting. We will be discussing upcoming electoral activities as well as hearing from Independents Lisa Savage and Tiffany Bond.

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 indivisiblemdibh@gmail.com for information on how to join the meeting.

As the meeting is virtual, you will have to bring your own cookies.

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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 indivisiblemdibh@gmail.com 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.

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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

https://www.juneteenth.com/

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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 indivisiblemdibh@gmail.com for information on how to join the meeting.

As the meeting is virtual, you will have to bring your own cookies.

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Trumps Legacy

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.

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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 indivisiblemdibh@gmail.com with “George Floyd” in the subject line. We will compile and share far and wide.

Please share this announcement far and wide.

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IslandWomensMarch-long

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

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See the PowerPoint talk on MaineCare for All here:MDI INDIVISIBLE

REGULAR ACTIONS

#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.

PAST EVENTS

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.

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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

EXTRA CREDIT

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Check the “Graphics” page for posters like these that you can print out or use on social media. Credit “Indivisible MDI” on social media.

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