MAINE EQUAL JUSTICE PARTNERS INC
May 7, 2010
I have volunteered with Maine Equal Justice for a number of years now. This organization, formed to serve low income individuals with advocacy and information about state laws, policies, and rules, as well as some Federal information has often been the leader in helping the voices of low income people in Maine to be heard.
Staff members make special efforts to hear all voices and give equal treatment to all. They all understand well the pressures of living with low income, the necessities of daily life for people who must rely on various benefit programs to eat, be housed, raise their children, get heat, and more.
In very informal settings the staff of Maine Equal Justice Partners helps people feel comfortable sharing information that helps policymakers and legislators understand the situations of low income individuals. Through more than 10 years of work, Maine Equal Justice Partners has made a significant difference in the lives of many residents of Maine through their tireless advocacy and structured policy discussions.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
through years of work they have made significant incremental change in the lives of low income individuals.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
working with staff and others through tough legislative and policy battles to make positive change for the people of Maine.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
kind, honest and accepting of all persons they met and worked with. The caring and understanding in the organization creates an atmosphere of trust.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
speed up the changes that our system really needs to serve low income people and children. Quality services change the lives of low income persons so improvement and growth can happen.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I participated, quite often, in policy discussions and assisted finding stories and facts that the organization could use in their work.