FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington will offer a workshop to teach Maine residents how to work with their legislators at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Lincoln Auditorium, located in Roberts Learning Center on the Farmington campus. The workshop is free and open to the public.

With differing opinions over the University of Maine System Strategic Plan, the likelihood of another statewide civil rights referendum, and the importance of communicating to the legislature about the need for better funding for education at all levels, this workshop is recommended for all concerned citizens.

Executive Director Corey Hascall formed A Rising Tide, a leadership training institute for young people, as a way of kick-starting community involvement.

“I think many young people around the state don’t know how to get involved or how to run an effective campaign,” said Hascall. “If we have something we can share, we should do it and bring more young people into the process.”

Darlene Huntress, a graduate of A Rising Tide’s training program, will assist in leading the workshop.

The two have worked on many different campaigns in Maine and their presentation is nonpartisan and all-purpose.

“Working with Legislators” is a fun, lively and informative workshop introducing or reminding people of how accessible the state legislature is when there are concerns to express.

No advance registration is required. The workshop is sponsored by the UMF Department of Psychology.

For more information, contact UMF Associate Professor of Psychology Brian Kaufman, 778-7379.

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