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Take Back Democracy Discussion Series Begins September 11th in Bangor

Posted Aug. 29, 2012, at 4:12 p.m.

“Take Back Democracy” Brown Bag Luncheon Series begins 9/11

Bangor — As 2012 election campaigns focus on candidates and ads paid by super-pacs, the issues that will impact our future as individuals and as a nation can get muddled at best and lost at worse. As individuals we may feel powerless and confused about who is representing our best interests.

Some of the major issues will be the topics of a Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series entitled “Take Back Democracy: Focus on the Issues and Learn and Connect” to be held beginning September 11th on Tuesdays leading up to the election. The sessions will be held weekly from 12:00 – 1:30 at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Suite 100, Bangor. Coffee and tea will be provided and participants are invited to bring their own lunch.

The series will focus on issues rather than candidates and provide opportunities to learn from those with expertise in areas such as the economy, taxes, and health care. Short presentations will be followed by the opportunity for participants to raise questions and share their own perspectives and learn from each other.

The concluding session on October 30th will provide voter guides from organizations addressing those issues as well as planning for on-going grass-roots efforts beyond the election for long-term systemic change needed to address the issues considered.

The Maine Center for Economic Policy has been invited to kick off the series with a presentation on September 11th to discuss the economy and the impact of tax proposals. The series of discussions is being planned by a group of Peace & Justice Center members who are taking responsibility for organizing and facilitating the sessions.

For more information call 942-9343 or visit www.peacectr.org

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