Every year, the Natural Resources Council of Maine is proud to host 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.

Nearly 100 people join us each year to speak directly with their state legislators about laws that would impact Maine’s environment, for better or for worse. After a briefing from NRCM’s policy experts, we accompany folks to the State House to help them connect with their legislators.

Citizen Action Day

Senator Dana Dow (R-Lincoln) speaks with NRCM supporters, including NRCM CEO Lisa Pohlmann, at NRCM's 2019 Citizen Action Day at the Maine State House

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2019 Citizen Action Day on April 2. See photos on our Facebook page.

NRCM is a well-respected presence in the halls of the State House, but time and time again we hear from legislators that meeting face to face with their constituents makes a big difference. Citizen Action Day provides a great opportunity for you to meet with your legislators and urge them to vote to protect Maine’s environment. Here in Maine, concerned citizens can have a big impact on the outcome of important legislation.

Citizen Action Day

Senator Brownie Carson (D-Cumberland) speaks with NRCM members at Citizen Action Day 2019

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBzFDoadws