CAMDEN — The first of several demonstrations and video projections by LumenARRT!, in conjunction with Midcoast Maine Indivisible and the League of Women Voters of Maine, will take place at the Camden Post Office, 28 Chestnut Street, Camden, on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m.
“The park across the street from the post office offers a safe space for people to gather with social distancing; they can see the video projections, demonstrate their concerns, and get more information about voting,” said Anita Clearfield from LumenARRT!, in a news release.
LumenARRT! will be projecting video onto the facade of the building, encouraging citizens to support the post office and vote. LumenARRT!, a project of the Union of Maine Visual Artists, creates large-scale video projections to call attention to the work of progressive non-profits throughout Maine.
“It’s electronic graffiti,” said Geoffrey Leighton, special effects animator. “We can do street art that excites the public, with none of the downsides because nothing’s actually left on the buildings.”
Midcoast Maine Indivisible invites locals to come out, demonstrate, and give voice to their support for the post office and their voting rights. Midcoast Maine Indivisible is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of Mainers through progressive community action.
“Our goal, literally and figuratively, is to shine a light on the shady efforts of the Trump administration to strangle the USPS, which has been an essential service for rural America for hundreds of years,” said James Cook of Midcoast Maine Indivisible.
The League of Women Voters of Maine will have information about registering to vote and be on hand to answer questions.
The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
With ongoing financial challenges and recent changes in the US Post Service administration, citizens have recognized the need to support this crucial service,” said a news release.
“Post office services are even more important than usual due to the restrictions on gathering imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic; absentee voting is an essential tool for exercising our Democratic rights.”