This past Saturday, December 15th, people from across the state of Maine gathered in Bangor, ME for the first ever “Maine Liberty Summit.” The event highlighted the past, present, and future of the liberty movement in Maine, and was an open forum for all lovers of liberty to express issues they would like to see the movement push for in 2013 and beyond.
The all-day event had speakers from: Campaign for Liberty, Defense of Liberty PAC, the Tenth Amendment Center, Maine Taxpayers United, The Canary Party, the John Birch Society, Young Americans for Liberty, Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, Maine Tea Party Patriots, and The Free State Project.
At the event, as a sponsoring organization, the University of Maine’s chapter of YAL was given a speaking slot where chapter president Cody Morgan reinforced the chapters goals and aspirations in the coming months, a game-plan which included: bringing guest speakers to campus, educating the school population on the ideas of liberty and pushing for a change in university policy concerning concealed carry on campus.
Also at the Summit, YAL hosted our own “Choose Charity” event, collecting non-perishable food items from all attendees. The University of Maine chapter of YAL had a table with both information and a collection area with several boxes to collect food. In total, we collected four large boxes filled to the brim with food and $84 in donations, all to be donated to Manna Ministries in downtown Bangor.
The University of Maine chapter of Young Americans for Liberty would like to thank all organizers of the event, all other sponsoring organizations, as well as all those who donated to our cause to help the needy, and show that charity should be private out of the goodness of one’s heart, not forced by government.Published in