UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep. 17th 

Student Loan Debt Virtual House Party

Join me alongside Henry Beck, State Treasurer and former Maine State Legislature Representative, Representative Matthea Daughtry, Co-chair of the Maine Commission on College Affordability and Completion, and Will Nelligan, Architect of the Income Share Agreement model of College Financing as we discuss student loan debt, the Opportunity Maine Tax Credit, the State of Maine Grant Program, and Income Share Agreements.

You can watch this event live on Facebook here, or on Zoom here.

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Oct. 15th

Digital State Virtual House Party

Join Maine House Majority Leader Matt Moonen, Megan Sway of the ACLU Policy Council, and Representative Thom Harnett, Co-Chair of the Legislature's Right to Know Advisory Committee, and myself to discuss adapting government to modern technology, and review the advantages and pitfalls of technology with a focus on privacy concerns.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Oct. 8th

Campaign Finance Reform Virtual House Party

Join John Brautigam, Former Assistant Attorney General and defender of the 1996 Clean Elections Act, Betsy Sweet, Politician, Organizer, Activist, and Co-Author of the 1996 Clean Elections Act, and Senator Justin Chenette, Co-Chair of the Maine Legislature's Government Oversight Committee and myself for a discussion about Campaign Finance Reform, Maine Clean Elections, and bans on lobbyist contributions to legislative and gubernatorial candidates.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Oct. 1st

Anti-Domestic Violence Virtual House Party

Join Amanda Cost, Facilitative Director at Partners for Peace, MJ Smith, UMaine Student and Director of the Every Voice Coalition, Maine Chapter, and Representative Lois Galgay Reckitt, Former Director of Family Crisis Services in Cumberland County, and myself to discuss past, present, and proposed efforts to address and end domestic violence and sexual assault in Maine.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Sep. 24th

Working Families Virtual House Party

Join Amy Roeder, Candidate for Maine House District 125, Representative Scott Cuddy, Member of the Maine Legislature's Committee on Labor and Housing, and Serina DeWolfe, Lead Organizer at the American Federation of Teachers Council of Maine, and myself as we discuss the efforts of Union members and the successes for workers and their families in the 129th Legislature, and the goals for the next legislative session.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Sep. 17th

Racial Justice Virtual House Party

Join me along with Desiree Nicole Vargas & David Patrick, Racial Equity and Justice Co-founders, Advocates, and Community Educators, for a discussion about ways that businesses, municipalities, and schools can begin to dismantle systemic racism.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Sep. 10th

Women Leaders Virtual House Party

Join Mary Cathcart, Founder of the Maine NEW Leadership Program, Hannah Pingree, Former Majority Leader and Speaker of the Maine House, and myself for a discussion about the successes of the Maine Legislature's Women Leaders, the Maine NEW Leadership Program, and where to go next.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Sep. 3rd

Public Health Virtual House Party

Join Greg Gonsalves from the Yale School of Public Health, Ben Schatz, Co-Founder of the AIDS Civil Rights Project and part of the Kinsey Sicks, and myself as we discuss public health, the response to the ongoing pandemic, and look at comparisons between the handling of COVID-19 and of HIV/AIDS.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Aug. 27th

Tribal Sovereignty Virtual House Party

Join myself and Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation Ambassador, for a discussion about Tribal/State Relations and the proposed changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Aug. 20th

Equity and Justice Virtual House Party

Join Representative Rachel Talbot Ross, Comm. on Status of Racial, Indigenous & Tribal Populations, Professor Linda Silka of the Maine Climate Council, to learn about differential impacts of present and proposed state programs on Blacks, Indigenous people, POC, elders, rural Mainers, and those who live in poverty.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Aug. 13th

Taxation Virtual House Party

Join Representative Ryan Tipping, Co-Chair of the Maine Legislature's Taxation Committee, Sarah Austen, Policy Analyst at the Maine Center for Economic Policy, and myself in a deep dive on taxation and how to best use state funds to benefit the Maine people.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

Aug. 6th

Maine Housing Virtual House Party

Join Representative Victoria Morales, Executive DIrector of the Quality Housing Coalition, Jason Bird Housing Development Coordinator for Penquis, Evan Richart, Principal Richart Planning, Retired and myself in discussing creating affordable housing for all of Maine. 

To watch a video of this event please click here.

July 23rd

Opiod Crisis Virtual House Party

Join myself along side Noah Nesin, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Family Doctor at PCHC, Allison MItchell Phd, Researching Rural Maine and Opiod Use and Courtney Allen, Feild Researcher studying at the ME Drug Policy Lab at Colby College as we discuss; the Opiod epidemic in Maine, Narcan for all and LD 1466.

To watch a video of this event please click here.

July 23rd

End the Waitlists Virtual House Party

Join Senator Rebecca Millet; and Alan Cobo-Lewis of the Center for Community Inclusion, to discuss LD-1984. This bill requests full funding of support services for adults with disabilities. 

To watch a video of this event please click here.

July 9th 

"Circle Time"  Virtual House Party

A conversation with Kristie Miner Candidate for Senate district 9.

Moderated by Vivian Perrault, FLA Childcare/Jobs Team, Childhood Educator

A discussion focused The crisis in childhood and early education and LD-1760 

To watch a video of this event please click here.

July 9th 

July 2nd 

Anti-Racism Virtual House Party

A conversation with Angela Okafor, Bangor City Council and parent of 3 students & Adrian Sockalexis Orono High school class of 2020 and Penobscot Nation Member. 

A discussion focused on  racism in local public schools & potential statewide policies to tackle this issue. 

To listen to our discussion click here.

June 25th 

ME Energy Virtual House Party

A conversation with  Abby Hargreaves , Member of the ME Climate Council and Youth Representative  &  Representative Seth Berry, Energy, Utilities & Technology Committee Co-Chair

A discussion about owning Maine's power grid, and the work of the ME Climate Council. 

To listen to our discussion click here.  (this session starts at 1 min 45 sec.) 

June 18th 

Anti-Racism Virtual House Party

A conversation with Charolette Warren, State Representative, Hallowell Maine .

A discussion focused on Criminal Justice Reform and Public Safety at the

State and Local level. 

To listen to our discussion click here (the session starts at 9 min 45 sec. ) 

Laurie Osher for Orono 
Maine House District 123
Paid for and authorized by the Laurie Osher for Orono Campaign.
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