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"The Storm" hits Maine senators' offices

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"The Storm" hits Maine senators' offices

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By 1Sky organizer Greg Brown. -- Luis

What a great week for clean energy and green jobs progress here in Maine! Senate office visits and letter drops, a press conference and conversations with Governor Baldacci, veterans for energy security panel discussions...the list goes on. (See pics at the end of this post.)

On Thursday March 26, 1Sky coorganized a press conference that featured Portland Mayor Nick Mavodones and Governor Baldacci, highlighting the necessity of clean energy and sustainability for a healthy economy. I looked pretty sharp on the CBS and NBC newscast that night if I may say so ;)

Then on Monday, 15 intrepid souls braved 30 MPH winds, driving rains and 35 degree temperatures (a storm in itself) to "storm" the office of Senator Olympia Snowe and urge that Maine's senior senator sign a to commitment to protect the Clean Air Act. We were graciously received by Sen. Snowe's regional director, Cheryl Leeman, who also accepted 40 letters from environmentally concerned citizens. We were then blown -- literally -- across the plaza to Senator Collin's office where we delivered another 40 letters.

The afternoon found us at the University of Southern Maine at our friendly climate partner event featuring Operation Free, The Veteran's for American Power Tour. MC'd by USM President Selma Botman, the panel discussion featured veterans explaining to a group of receptive students and representatives from both the Snowe's and Collins' offices how U.S. energy policy finances the terrorists we battle. This was on NBC that night at 6 and 11 and will appear in the student paper, The Free Press.

Let's keep up the fight, my friends!

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