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February 14, 2015
Changing Maine Gathering, University of Maine, Augusta
Local Organizing Against Corporate/Industrial Projects
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WELCOME SASS LINNEKEN
Hello ROSC supporters!
My name is Sass Linneken and I’m thrilled to be trying to fit my tiny feet into Larry’s immense shoes as I transition into the role of Program Coordinator for ROSC this coming year.
Though I may be new to ROSC, I am no stranger to working for a more socially just and healthy world for people and the planet. Some of you may already know me from my work as a climate activist and organizer for 350 Maine. My time with 350 Maine has largely included work as a Communications and Media Team Leader but I’ve also spent a good chunk of time fostering skills in direct action organizing and overall organizational development; as a spokes council member I’ve helped to shape the developing working agreements of the different regions within the statewide organization.
In terms of which campaigns I’ve held nearest and dearest to my heart: among others, I enjoyed the great pleasure of helping to plan, organize, and take part in the successful oil train blockades in Fairfield and Auburn that helped put a stop to explosive, fracked oil coming through unsuspecting, heavily populated Maine communities by rail. Additionally, I have enjoyed helping to push the state through advocacy efforts to divest their public employee pension fund from fossil fuel holdings. In work not related to climate change and environmental issues I’ve also spent a great deal of time on food security with outfits like Veggies for All who grow fresh, organic produce by the tens of thousands of pounds for the greater Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity. My passions hold a wide range of interest from environmental issues, to fighting poverty, to Indigenous rights, and in a holistic sense: to the deconstruction of our consumeristic, petroleum based culture, so it can be replaced by a community-centric model.
Love, light and solidarity,