10.25 Newsletter

Hello friends,

As you all know, Election Day is right around the corner, and we’re hard at work gearing up for another successful day of collecting signatures at the polls. While CMP may have sued away our right to vote on this unpopular project this November 3, they haven’t come close to stopping us.

So, please check out the list of where our volunteers will be collecting signatures on Election Day, and even if you’ve already voted, please stop by to sign the petition. If your town isn’t represented on this sheet and you’re available to help out, please email stopnecec@gmail.com to sign up. All of our volunteers will be provided with the PPE that is necessary to keep both themselves and signers safe, and all Election Day collecting will take place outdoors in the open air.


Featured News Article of the Week

This week, our cause made the COVER of Downeast Magazine in a feature called “Welcome to Corridor Country, a breathtaking photo tour of Maine's most divisive 53 miles.” This feature really does a great job of highlighting just what is at stake, and I can say with certainty that I’m more proud than ever to stand with all of you in our fight to protect the unique natural beauty that makes up Segment 1 of CMP’s terrible project. 

As you can plainly see captured in the photos, this area is a “wild and woolly parcel mostly visited by hunters and anglers, loggers and foresters, snowmobilers and ATVers, and a few intrepid hikers”, and alarmingly, much of the corridor within this segment “lies within the viewshed of the Appalachian trail.” 

As you can see from Downeast’s photos, this area looks nothing like CMP’s propaganda campaign, which has coined this area as a cut over wasteland unworthy of your care or consideration. Thanks to grassroots member Jamie Walter for capturing the beauty and critical resources in western Maine we wish to preserve.

We would like to thank Downeast Magazine for shedding light on the significance of this project, both visually and environmentally. It’s so important as we go into our second referendum effort to be reminded of what we’re fighting so hard for, because we all know from experience that it takes a lot of fortitude and grit to stand outside in subfreezing temperatures to collect signatures.

To order your copy of this edition, click here.


Local Support

Please check out your candidate’s stance on the CMP corridor by going to the recent survey conducted by the Bangor Daily News and vote for state leaders who will stand with Mainers and not with foreign corporations.


Activist of the Week

This week, we would like to highlight the advocacy efforts by Vince Mecca of Washington. Vince regularly enjoys the natural, scenic, and recreational resources of western Maine. He has been a steady vocal opponent of CMP's destructive corridor over the last two years. We appreciate Vince's efforts to educate Mainers about the negative impacts of this project through his 1:1 dialogues with state leaders, sworn testimonies at approval agencies, and conversations with concerned citizens during an impressive number of volunteer hours collecting signatures last year. Through these efforts and by attending rallies from Jackman to Augusta, Vince represents the amazing commitment shown in our grassroots effort. It’s clear that Vince has the tenacity to see this effort through to meet our end goal of defeating the corridor. 

 

Join Vince in collecting signatures for the new citizen's initiative to give Mainers a voice on the CMP corridor!


That’s all for this week, friends.

Feel free to donate securely below or mail a check to No CMP Corridor PAC at PO Box 471 Farmington, ME 04938.

Thank you all for your continued support!

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Best,
Sandi Howard

PO Box 471 Farmington, ME 04938.