Monthly POWER Meetings
is taking an organizing break!!!
regular monthly general meetings until further notice.
WHEN ARE POWER MEETINGS HELD?
POWER is not holding regular monthly general meetings at this time.
When these meetings resume we will post this information here, and
also on our events page
& our home page
Meanwhile, we encourage our members and supporters to become (or
continue to be) involved in the wonderful work of our allied
anti-poverty organizations, such as Maine Association for Interdependent Neighborhoods
(MAIN), the Maine Poor People's Economic Human Rights Coalition (for
more information contact Jan: 453-2353 or Larry: 525-7776).
Note that POWER is an organizational member of both of these state-wide
SHOULD COME TO A POWER
POWER welcomes all those who support our mission
to attend our monthly general meetings.**
The general meeting portion of
meetings runs from
about 6:30-8:00PM, and is open to members and non-members alike.
As needed, POWER's Members
Council meets following
the general meeting.
Children are welcome to attend
& participate in meetings along-side their parents;
or, if preferred, parents can contact
us at least 3-5 days in advance & we'll
arrange free on-site childcare.
HAPPENS AT MONTHLY POWER MEETINGS?
Monthly POWER Meetings provide an important opportunity for members
alike to come together and address issues related to
POWER's mission, activities, and goals. To stay focused and accomplish
our goals, we follow a monthly meeting
agenda which outlines the topics to be covered at any given
ARE POWER MEETINGS RUN?
To help make sure that meetings are as functional as possible for
everyone involved, meetings are run according to a specific set of
guidelines, called a Meeting
We ask all those who attend POWER meetings to show their support for
our collective hard work and common goals by making every effort to
respect our meeting process.
| Questions? Contact us!
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Portland Organizing to Win Economic Rights is a grassroots anti-poverty
action group led by poor and low-income people. United with all those
who align with this mission, together we're building a local movement
to win economic rights for all, end economic oppression, and abolish
poverty. When we unite to claim our rights, together we have POWER!
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Members Council is a special time set aside after general meetings
POWER membership can consult and form certain decisions as
meetings, which are open to members and nonmembers alike,
Members Council is reserved for POWER members
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in good standing include all POWER members who have:
a) turned in their CURRENT annual POWER member
b) have duly upheld POWER's principles
You can become a
member or update your
dues are suggested according to income. While no one is ever
turned away for lack of dues, members are highly encouraged to
contribute what they truly feel they can afford.
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The agenda outlines the basic goals &
priorities for the meeting. Each month's agenda is drawn up &
reviewed a week in advance by the
Leadership Council. In general, agenda items should be relevant to
POWER & reflect our mission. more about
meeting agendas / how to submit items.
For more information, please see our Meeting Framework
page or our Levels
of Involvement page.
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AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Orientation sessions are available upon
request, from 5:15-6:00
PM on the 3rd
Monday of every month, just before Monthly POWER Meetings (which start
at 6:30PM). Orientations are about 45 minutes in
include a short 15 minute film. After the orientation, participants are
expected to help with setup for the POWER Meeting.
an orientation, please call 650-5092 (more
at least 3 days in advance, if possible. If you aren't able to reach us
when you call, make sure to leave your contact information so that we
can call you back to confirm. Contact
us to request an orientation today!
Also note that in the event you're not available to attend an
orientation at this date/time,
& we'll try to arrange a different date/time that would work
better for you.
These orientation sessions are a great opportunity for you to get
acquainted to our organization and the work that we do together. If
you're someone who's interested in learning more about POWER, our
efforts to win economic
rights & the movement to abolish poverty, please do not
hesitate to contact us
and request an orientation today!
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As stated above, let
it be known that any person(s) believed to
be purposefully disturbing or disrupting
meeting or the organization will be asked to leave and may be
from future meetings, at the Meeting Chair's and/or Leadership
Council's discretion. It should go without say that any abusive
or violent behavior or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated and
in being banned from future meetings, loss of
membership, and/or other consequences, including legal action.
reserves the right to bar anyone from attending meetings at its
discretion, including any person(s) who POWER believes has
violated the organization's Principles of Membership (or intends to do
themselves or their intentions (or intends to so), or acted (or intends
to act) in
such a way as to undermine, disrupt, interfere with, or
harm to the organization, and/or any of its members, and/or
any of its
activities in any way. In addition, POWER reserves the right
revoke or deny membership on the same or similar grounds as outlined
above, at its sole discretion.
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