We enter 2018 fully engaged as the state legislature commences on January 3rd with a public hearing on recreational marijuana scheduled for January 5th. Please pray for wisdom as we lobby for strict regulations promoting safety, effective law enforcement, and public health.
We also are preparing to defend life and religious freedom in this upcoming session. Our best defense against these attacks is the Church prayed up and engaged in respectful dialogue with their representatives. If you are not receiving our emails and alerts, please go to our website [www.cclmaine.org] and sign up to be informed and ready to advocate.
Speaking of advocacy, the Christian Civic League is looking to hire a Policy Director. Do you know someone who has the passion and communication skills to defend life, religious freedom, and biblical values? If you are interested or know someone who may be a great candidate, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray for our Board of Directors as they will be interviewing all five Republican candidates for governor on February 3rd. We welcome the opportunity to spend time with these candidates to fully understand their positions on abortion, religious freedom, parental rights, casino expansion, and other issues important to the League and its supporters.
As I reflect on 2017, we faced some financial challenges, but the Lord provided our needs through the generosity and faithfulness of our supporters. In order for us to be present and effective in the Capitol and the upcoming elections, the League will need your faithful and continued support in 2018.
In addition to your gift, please consider helping us by doing the following:
1) pray God will direct us and supply our needs
2) tell like-minded friends about the League and encourage them to support us
3) ask your leadership to invite the League to speak at your church
I do sincerely thank all of you who made 2017 a very productive year, and I look forward to our continued labors in 2018 to see Maine become a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.
P.S. The year 2017 ended with some very good news as we learned local courts have sided with Kelvin Cochran, CCL’s banquet speaker in 2016. The courts declared the circumstances surrounding Kelvin’s dismissal as Atlanta’s Fire Chief unconstitutional. This is a great victory for religious freedom in the workplace!