Citizen Action Day

Legislators say that the voices of their constituents are the most important voices they most need to hear. That’s why every year, the Natural Resources Council of Maine hosts our members and supporters for Citizen Action Day — a day for Maine citizens to come to the State House in Augusta to speak with their legislators about important issues affecting Maine’s environment.

The morning starts with brief presentations by NRCM staff experts and tips for speaking with your legislators. Then, together, we take a short walk to the State House where we help you connect with your elected official. There’s also often opportunity to attend a public hearing or take a guided tour of the State House (optional). We provide free breakfast and lunch.

Thank you for all who joined us for Virtual Citizen Action Day on March 30, 2021.

Photos from past Citizen Action Days:

Senator Brownie Carson speaks with NRCM members at State House
Senator Brownie Carson speaks with NRCM members Linda Woods and Peter Garrett in the Maine State House.
Senator Russell Black with constituents
Senator Russell Black (center) with NRCM members Kate Weatherby and Greg Kimber
Kit Pfeiffer and Rep Chloe Maxmin
Representative Chloe Maxmin (right) speaks with NRCM member Kit Pfeiffer at NRCM's annual Citizen Action Day in Augusta.
Senator Bob Foley with constituents
Senator Bob Foley speaks with constituents in the hall of the State House

We welcome you to join us for a fun and exciting day in Augusta. You don't have to wait for Citizen Action Day to take action for Maine's environment. Visit our Take Action page any time to learn how you can help to protect Maine's air, land, water, and wildlife.

Hear from Citizen Action Day Participants

Watch this video from a past NRCM Citizen Action Day to hear from participants about why this day is important to them: