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Maine A. Phillip Randolph Institute Chapter to Celebrate Official Launch Sat., Dec. 3

Andy O’Brien
18 Nov, 2022
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You are invited to join the A. Philip Randolph Institute Maine Chapter’s official launch on Saturday, December 3 at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St, Portland. APRI is a constituency group within the AFL-CIO for union members of color. Everyone — union members, workers and community members of all colors — who supports their goals of building a powerful Maine labor movement free of racism is welcome to participate in APRI-ME meetings and events. The doors open at 4:30pm and dinner will begin at 5:15 with the event’s program to follow.

Register here for the APRI launch!

“We have been working for three years to build our chapter,” the group wrote in a statement. “At this event we will celebrate that progress, the many programs and events we have already sponsored, let more people know about the chapter, and continue to work to build a powerful and inclusive labor movement in our state. Please invite others from your union to attend - especially but not only members from the BIPOC constituencies.”

Speakers will include:

  • Clayola Brown, President, national APRI and Civil Rights Director, national AFL-CIO
  • SenatorCraig Hickman, Maine Senator of Kennebec County and Senate member of the Maine State Legislature’s Labor Committee
  • Garrett Stewart, Acting president APRI-Maine
  • Cynthia Phinney, President, Maine AFL-CIO

Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. There will be some tickets available at reduced or no cost for people who cannot afford them, as well as an invitation for those who can contribute extra to do so. Tables will be reserved with your organization/group name. Individual tickets are open seating.

Payment options are to mail a check in advance or pay at the door. You can indicate your choice on the form. The group plans to give numbers to the caterer on November 23. Please make your reservations by then if at all possible.