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Welcome to PICA!

To all who donated, volunteered, participated in bidding or helped in any way to make this year's auction a success, a heartfelt THANK YOU!!  We couldn't do it without you.  We hope to see you and your friends next year!!  If you have any feedback please email me at elleng@pica.ws

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UPCOMING EVENT...

Are you trying to finish up your holiday shopping?  Looking for something unique?  Stop by and pick out those last minute holiday gifts from crafts handmade with dignity in Bangor's sister city Carasque, El Salvador.  All sales dollars go directly to the community's sewing and crochet cooperative.   We have crocheted animals to tuck in a stocking, crocheted bags, wonderful embroidered aprons, bread wraps and pot holders and 2 sweet little mobiles.  The list goes on and on.  So stop by and take a peek.  We have added a few pictures to give you an idea of some of the quality items you can purchase as gifts, or as a special treat for yourself!

WHERE:  THE FRIAR'S BAKEHOUSE

                  21 CENTRAL STREET, BANGOR

WHEN:  DECEMBER 20 FROM 10 AM- 3PM

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Hello PICA friends!  

 

PICA has changed the company that handles our online donations recently.  We are now working with JustGive.  There is no monthly fee for us and more of your donations stay right here with PICA.  Your tax-deductible donations can be made through JustGive by clicking on our Donate Now button.

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Home of the Dignity For All campaign

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Bangor's Sister City Initiative

 

Click here for more information about the Dignity For All campaign.

 

                

PICA's Dignity for All Committee continues to work on tools for community economic education.   Already in the "tool kit" are five modular powerpoint  presentations which, taken together tell the story:  Since 1980,  global tradewinds and domestic elites have driven our economy into a ditch. This transformation has damaged the vast majority but has greatly profited the very few.  Over the same time period, we have been subjected to an anti-government and scape-goating ideology that has been a political product as skillfully, and relentlessly promoted as any other product ever marketed.

The whole sad but intriguing story can be downloaded as an entire "chapter-course" entitled "How's the Trickle Down Economy Working for Us?".     Or, you can enjoy it as more bite-size segments serially entitled: 1. The Great Wealth Transfer; 2. Where Did the Money Go?; 3. Vilifying Government; 4. The Debt, the Deficit and Economic Scapegoats;  and  5. Supply Side Economics and the Myth of Job Creator.  

You can download any of all of these by links to MediaFire,  available below,  or from PICA's webpage  www.pica.ws.   They're packaged as powerpoint presentations to view,  or to share.  We're also looking for small or large groups to share these with,  so if you have any ideas....

Here are the links:   If anything gets lost in the translation, formatting-wise,  please contact us,  and we'll try to get you the presentation(s) without glitches.  

How's the Trickle Down Economy Working for Us?
http://www.mediafire.com/#1q7cdqcddpdxs

1. The Great Wealth Transfer
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?nur0gk96i91omwl

2. Where Did the Money Go?
http://www.mediafire.com/file/rsmbb62nomgc1un/2

3. Vilifying Government
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?77cjo996ok9fsn3

4. The Debt, the Deficit, and Economic Scapegoats
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?8rbfq5dsbdaz8hy

5.Supply Side Economics and the Myth of Job Creator
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?roo5ap2pcs3u7ty

 

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PICA Auction thanks!

A great big Thank You goes out to the many donors, solicitors, committee members and volunteers who helped make this year's auction another success!!  A special thank you to Mark Kelley our auctioneer who knows just the right thing to say to make you realize you really need that item, Brian Dyer Stewart who entertained us with his beautiful music and Dave and Deb Morrill who again this year made sure we had burritos and tamales to keep us going. 

Doesn't that all sound like fun? For those of you who were there, you know it was, for those of you who were not, we look forward to you joining us next year!!

 

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PICA is a grassroots organization in Bangor, Maine. For nearly 25 years we have been building grassroots community alliances that address global problems of economic justice, human and worker rights. Our work is grounded in careful listening, telling and sharing stories. Our goal is to transform both individuals and institutions.

We have helped make Maine a leader among all states in addressing the effects of the global economy on our own lives.