Kirk got a late start in the fundraising game, and Meaghan was a little far from her goal, so we are teaming up to make it over the finish line! We work together on the Political Education committee and on the SMWC board. We're excited to combine forces to raise funds for human rights! Help us reach $1,000 by February 9th!
Being a low income person, I give a lot of time and heart to this organization, but can't always give funds as much as I'd like. I would like to take this opportunity to ask folks to chip in to support this work that is so important to me. For the past three years, the Workers' Center has become my political home. I feel connection here, and it's made a huge difference in my life. Thank you for helping me give back. Its especially important to fund grassroots work like this, because small, basebuilding organizations like ours can't rely on grants to fund all the aspects of our work.
I am reaching out to ask your help in bringing together three of my greatest passions in life: The Southern Maine Workers' Center, Freddie Mercury and karaoke. At our annual karaoke fundraiser, I intend to sing one of my top Queen favorites.
If you help me reach our goal, I will allow folks to record me and I'll share the moment on the internet. If I fall short of my goal, my moment of glory will be lost to the sands of time! An extra incentive? There will be costuming and dance! I have to honor Freddie properly. Even if my voice isn't up to the task, I can give it all the raw glam and chutzpah I've got. For those of you who won't be able to attend the event, you do not want to sleep on this opportunity to record this moment for posterity!
The Southern Maine Workers' Center is home and family to me. Six years ago I got involved in this scrappy organization carrying out a big vision. While it sometimes feels like we are being engulfed in chaos and bad news, this organization is the place where I find hope, possibility, and connection.
We organize for the human right to health care, and for the right to work with dignity. We had an incredible victory just this week! We won a campaign that we've been waging for over a year when Governor Janet Mills announced she was rejecting MaineCare work requirements and other new, harmful barriers sought by Maine DHHS. Long before Medicare for All was gaining so much momentum on the national stage, we were laying the tracks, building an interstate movement advancing the idea that Health Care is a Human Right.
Our vision is much broader than these two "issues" of health care and worker rights. Through coalition relationships, we are part of an international movement for climate justice, grassroots feminism, immigrant justice, and an end to war and militarism. Our issues are deeply interconnected, and so our organizing must be too. So if you feel inspired to give, regardless of where you live or what issues feel pressing to you, know that we are doing this work to build the movement that will improve your life, and all of our lives, and the lives of those we love.
Thank you for anything you are able to give! No amount is too small or too large. :)
So much love,