GOVERNOR MILLS ISSUES ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXECUTIVE ORDER

Late last year, Governor Mills signed an Executive Order directing state government agencies to lead by example in pursuing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability issues. Read more about it here .

The Diocese of Maine passed a resolution at Convention that is very similar to the concepts proposed in the Governor's order. You will be hearing more about those actions in the weeks ahead.

NEW HEALTH CARE BILL UNVEILED

The 129th Maine Legislature convened its second session last Wednesday, kicking off the three-month session with consideration of a new health care bill. Read more about it here .

MENJ DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT FIRST PARISH IN GORHAM

On Sunday, January 19th, John Hennessy, Director of the Maine Episcopal Network for Justice will speak at First Parish Church in Gorham about the legislative priorities for the session ahead.

If you would like to invite John to join you to discuss the work with you in your community you can reach him here . Follow our work on a more regular basis on our Facebook page too!

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