Electricity Maine joined forces with the Portland Sea Dogs to recognize The Maine Civil Rights Team project and Civil Rights teams from across Maine. More than 600 students and advisers from across the state were recognized on the field and had the opportunity to meet players prior the May 9th game. Electricity Maine’s Power to Help Fund purchased the tickets team members and their advisers to attend the game.
Ashley Montgomery from the Portland Sea Dogs says this is the 3rd year they have worked with Civil Rights teams from across the state. “We value and share the same message the Civil Rights Teams across the state highlight, as we try to make Hadlock Field a safe and friendly place for our fans from home and from away. Civil Rights Day is always a wonderful event at Hadlock Field— it’s an inspiring opportunity to see the drive and the commitment the students and their teachers have to making our communities a better place.”
As part of the Provider Power family of companies with ENH Power and Provider Power Mass, Electricity Maine’s mission is to strengthen community by providing competitive electricity rates on the supply portion of their utility bills while partnering with, and providing resources to non-profit organizations that create positive change.
The foundation of the Civil Rights Team Project is the Maine Civil Rights Act, which protects people from threats, property damage, and violence when motivated by bias. Initial enforcement efforts of the Maine Civil Rights Act revealed that many violations involve young people and happen in our schools.
In an effort to reduce the frequency and impact of these destructive behaviors among young people and school communities, the Office of the Attorney General created the Civil Rights Team Project. The CRTP launched as a pilot project in 18 schools in 1996.