Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Location: Brunswick, Maine, United States

I'll be taking an 'unpaid leave of absence' from my job at the Global Network from December 15-March 15, 2020 in order to help my friend Lisa Savage on her campaign for the US Senate in Maine. She's running as a Maine Green Independent Party member and needs to gather 2,000 petition signatures of registered Greens during that period. I'll be back to GN after March 15.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Deer Isle, Maine is a beautiful place for many reasons. One of them is obvious. The other maybe less so. At their annual town hall meeting Deer Isle citizens have just become the first community in the nation to vote in favor of a resolution calling on Congress to Bring Our War $$ Home.

Our friend Dud Hendrick, who is also the president of Maine Veterans for Peace, reports that his town has just voted by a margin of 67% in favor of the resolution. Dud recalls that, "After the announcement was made, the moderator -- a notorious conservative who has no use for our politics, quoted Thomas Jefferson, to the effect that this was an exercise of fundamental democracy -- citizens coming together to discuss important issues -- a startling observation."

There is a saying around here that goes like this - as Maine goes, so goes the nation.

Let the people be given the chance to speak out on this issue of endless war and the drain of our resources. There is no doubt in my mind that the public indeed supports the call to bring our war $$ home. Let the organizing flourish to give voice to the people!

Thank you Deer Isle.


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