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FFRF Maine, Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers and Humanists is the Maine chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a 30,000 members strong national organization that supports the constitutional principle of the separation of religion and government.

Chapter’s montly discussion group

Sorry for getting this notice out so late. Marilyn and I were on vacation and organizing the event was put on hold.
 
The next Chapter discussion group will be at the library on this Sat, May 12 at 9:30. The group is and always has been to discuss how one knows what is true. What sources do we rely on, what needs within us guide our decisions, what objective, verifiable evidence do we have for the opinions we hold and how do those opinions help shape our world view, in both positive and negative ways.
 
To that end I want to reaffirm that the Chapter’s discussion group’s purpose is to attract those who like to discuss how one knows what is true, are questioning their faith or are having a difficult time coming out to family and friends as a non-theist.
 
As I have said before the group is not a debate about whether or not the supernatural exists, how the universe started, where do morals come from and any other subjective, unverifiable topics.
RSVP requested
Tom

How to follow the Maine Chapter of the Freedom from Religion Foundation

The Maine Chapter of the Freedom from Religion Foundation is now asking those who want to “follow” the Chapter to do so with their real name and email address.

WordPress is a blog format that the Maine Chapter of the FFRF is trying to use as a website. Our purpose for using this site is to both inform readers on the importance of the separation of church and state and to increase Chapter membership from people who live in Maine.

In the near future we will be requiring everyone who wants to follow the Chapter to live in Maine and use their real name and email address. Any personal information will be kept in strict confidence and will not be shared with anyone for any reason.

Thanks,

Tom Waddell

President, FFRF Maine

 

 

 

 

VOTE “YES ON ONE” TO STOP THE REPEAL OF RCV AND TO RESTORE RCV PERMANENTLY 

VOTE “YES ON ONE” TO STOP THE REPEAL OF RCV AND TO RESTORE RCV PERMANENTLY

The wording of the ballot question (shown below) is convoluted at best on the first read. To understand what the question is asking just read the bold section. It is asking voters if they want to permanently reject the current “delay-and-repeal” law. The rest just summarizes that law which we want to stop. So VOTE YES ON QUESTION ONE to stop the delay and repeal of RCV.

Question 1: Do you want to reject the parts of a new law that would delay the use of ranked-choice voting in the election of candidates for any state or federal office until 2022, and then retain the method only if the constitution is amended by December 1, 2021, to allow ranked-choice voting for candidates in state elections?

I urge you to spread the word so everyone you know understands what Question One is asking.

Thanks,

Tom