Thursday, October 23, 2008

2008 Maine Symposium on Poverty -

Maine Symposium on Poverty,
Economic & Food Security
October 27, 2008
at the Augusta Civic Center

In the year 2008, in a nation with the largest economy in the world, there are more than 37 million people living in poverty and far more unable to make ends meet. We have the highest child poverty rate of all industrialized nations. Here in Maine, there are more than 130,000 people living in poverty including more than 14 percent of all children.

Poverty exacts a human and financial toll that has become too great to bear. It is a condition that hinders human and community development. It constrains budgets and stilts economic growth. To better our communities and labor force and to allow all Maine people the opportunity to flourish, we will have to rethink the way we fight poverty.

Join us at this year’s poverty symposium as we evaluate past policies, ponder underutilized resources, and propose new ideas for ending poverty.

There is no cost to attend the Symposium.

Click here for results from the 2007 Symposium.

Contact Information: Susan Richards Western Maine Community Action

Mailing Address:

Susan Richards

Western Maine Community Action

PO Box 200, East Wilton, Maine 04234


For General Information -

PLEASE NOTE: You may register by calling Susan at 645-3764 ext. 5280.

You may either fill your form out and submit online, or print out a form using the link below, following mailing instructions on the form.

Click here for Printable Form

Space is limited - reserve your space early.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bono, U2 lead singer and founder of the ONE Campaign

Bono, U2 lead singer and founder of the ONE Campaign, urges world leaders to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals to end extreme poverty. To see more and take action, visit