Maine Equal Justice Partners is dedicated to finding solutions to poverty and improving the lives of people with low income in Maine.
Maine Equal Justice Partners
For the last nine years, Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) has held an advocacy conference for Maine public agencies, nonprofits, faith-based groups and other advocacy and service groups.
The 2014 event, “Inspiring Effective Advocacy,” drew almost 200! It was geared towards learning about services that are available for low-income Maine residents, how to be more effective advocates for their clients, as well as how to coach their clients to advocate for themselves.
The session on SNAP (food stamp benefits) focused on how the SNAP program helps Maine residents: it reduces strain on emergency food network, provides recipients the dignity to choose foods for their family and allows clients to stretch resources for other necessities. It also shares details about the program, helping agencies better manage SNAP outreach.
The rest of the year, MEJP is busy working on legislation, fighting in the courtroom and holding trainings and workshops to expand their advocacy reach.
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