ROSC believes having active relationships with organizations in our community is key to effective organizing. See the list below to learn about some of the groups we partner with.
Maine Students for Climate Justice (MSCJ), is a student-run coalition dedicated to confronting the systems and institutions fueling the climate crisis. The mission of MSCJ is to bring youth voices to the struggle toward ecological sustainability and social justice through education, training, strategic support for campus campaigns, statewide resistance to all new carbon infrastructure in Maine, and through allyship and solidarity with impacted communities. MSCJ is committed to building a diverse grassroots movement for a more just, post-fossil fuel future among students of all ages, types of education, and experiences.
MaineShare's mission is to provide significant support to organizations doing progressive social justice and root cause work in Maine and to raise public awareness of their work. Values As an organization, MaineShare values integrity/ethics/fairness/truth, compassion, justice, inclusiveness, commitment, community, stewardship, respect, diversity, and fostering tolerance. These values correspond to how we do our work everyday, and how our members do their work.
The mission of the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine is to support and link groups and individuals concerned with peace, justice and a sustainable environment. The Center promotes its mission through mobilizing and organizing, educating and sharing resources, and celebrating the power of connections.
The mission of the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County is to promote peace, justice, a clean environment, and good government; to become part of a caring community; to take constructive action locally to create a better world; and to be part of statewide and national efforts working for social change. They sponsor weekly peace vigils, monthly film showings, and send regular email notices of events in Waldo County to group supporters. They also meet each first Tuesday of the month to plan events and projects.
Pine Tree Youth Organizing (PTYO) is an alliance of young activists who collaborate with experienced organizers to build a truly independent, community-based, youth-led organization. PTYO doesn't work for the government, the school system, the church or the military - they work for each other, helping other young people gain access to resources and organize meaningful projects. PTYO is a grassroots organization that acts as a youth organizing resource hub by offering trainings and workshops, matching people up with mentors, and by providing funding and network opportunities.
The United States’ oldest secular pacifist organization, the War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Their work for nonviolent revolution has spanned decades and has been shaped by the new visions and strategies of each generation’s peacemakers. Through education, organizing, strategy, and direct action, the War Resisters League works to sow and grow seeds of peace and liberation in our time.
WERU Community Radio is an independent, noncommercial, educational media organization. The WERU mission is to engage with the community to provide diverse music, entertainment and alternative news and public affairs programming, with emphasis on local people, issues and cultures. WERU is a voice of many offering a wide variety of people an opportunity to share their experiences, concerns, and perspectives with their neighbors over the airwaves and Internet.