Sign up to collect signatures at the polls on Primary Day

by | May 20, 2022

Friends,

June’s Primary Day on June 14 is fast approaching and we need you to help us collect signatures at the polls. This will be a huge opportunity to talk to voters about the need for a democratic, non-profit, consumer-owned utility to replace CMP and Versant and we need all hands on deck.

You can RSVP HERE for a morning, afternoon or evening shift on June 14 and our coalition partners Our Power will find you a shift at a polling place near you. We collected tens of thousands of signatures on Election Day last November and we’re hoping this Primary Day effort will put us within striking distance of getting enough signatures to bring public power to voters in 2023.

We’re getting close to our goal but we need Primary Day to be a big day and that relies on you.

If you never collected signatures before, there is still time to get in some practice before Primary Day. We will have door-knocking canvasses on several upcoming Sunday afternoons and one weeknight. It’s a great way to meet other volunteers, learn more about consumer-owned power, and hear from fellow Mainers overwhelmed by rising electric bills or angered by our profit-driven, investor-owned utilities’ unwillingness to decarbonize in the face of climate change. Share your story, let them sign the petition, and help them realize they’re not alone. We will build this movement one conversation at a time!

RSVP HERE for upcoming door-knocking canvasses.
Kittery: Sunday, May 22 @ 12pm
Portland: Tuesday, May 24 @ 5:30pm
Auburn: Sunday, June 5 @ 12pm
Biddeford: Sunday, June 12 @ 12pm

We also have several non-signature-gathering volunteer roles that you can get involved in by contacting info@mainepublicpower.org:
Data entry. Data entry is wildly important, is done from home, and great if you aren’t very comfortable talking to people.
Onboarding. People are always reaching out to get involved and following up with them to help them get plugged in and hit the ground running is an invaluable way to help fight back against CMP.
Newsletter. That’s right, this newsletter! We’re looking to recruit another newsletter team member to help plan, write, and edit our newsletter

In solidarity,
Dan