Blog : Save the Date: Maine Walk for Peace

By Katelyn | Sep 1, 2015 | in

Peace groups from across New England including Veterans for Peace, Peace Action Maine, and Seacoast Peace Response are organizing a peace walk from Ellsworth, ME to Portsmouth. This march will span most of the Maine coastline beginning in Ellsworth on October 9, and ending in Portsmouth on October 24.

The focus of this two week journey is on militarization of the seas, the impact of the United States military on sea life and climate, and the need to transition from the military to alternative energy production like wind turbines. The organizations hope to bring awareness to the impact the government and military have on our oceans and educate citizens about the overall costs of war.

All are welcome to join for part or the entire walk. Local sponsors are also needed to provide meeting space and overnight accommodations in Portsmouth on the night of October 23.

Contact Doug Boden from the Seacoast Peace Response if you are able to help provide space on October 23, and click here for more information on the Maine Walk for Peace