Public invited to Bangor rally, walk to protest cuts to human services

Posted June 15, 2012, at 7:01 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine is inviting the public to participate in the Walk to Stop the War on the Poor on Saturday.

The event begins at noon with a short rally at Peirce Park, next to Bangor Public Library. From there, participants will embark on a two-mile walk past organizations serving human needs, including Spruce Run, Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Community Health and Counseling and Penquis CAP.

Those who attend are asked to bring signs expressing alternatives to proposed cuts to Maine’s human services budget.

The rally and walk are co-sponsored by H.O.M.E., Maine Association of Interdependent Neighborhoods, Maine Equal Justice Project, Pax Christi Maine, Power in Community Alliances (PICA), Peninsula Peace & Justice, Waterville Area Bridges for Peace & Justice and the Consumer Council System of Maine.

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