Authors

Maeve Wachowicz

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2011

Keywords

Westbrook Citizens for Equal Rights, WCER, Political Action Committee, Westbrook, Maine, Human Rights Ordinance Referendum, Westbrook Human Rights Ordinance of 2002, City Ordinance, Anti-Discrimination Law, Sexual Orientation, Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Abstract

Description:

Westbrook Citizens for Equal Rights (WCER) was a Political Action Committee (PAC) registered in Westbrook, Maine in June of 2002. WCER was formed to promote civil rights in Westbrook, and notably campaigned to uphold the Westbrook Human Rights Ordinance of 2002. The archives contain materials from both the “Vote Yes” and “Vote No” campaigns on the Human Rights Ordinance referendum, such as flyers, pamphlets, campaign signs and stickers, advertisements, volunteer instructions, and correspondence. There is also information on the 2003 election in Westbrook, and on similar ordinance campaigns in Falmouth, Maine, and in Kalamazoo and Traverse City, Michigan, in addition to other resource articles, speeches, and publications.

Date Range:

1995-2003

Size of Collection:

3.75 ft

Comments

Provenance:

Westbrook Citizens for Equal Rights Archives was donated by Mike Miles in 2010.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The Westbrook Citizens for Equal Rights Archives is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her/his legal heirs and assigns.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections, susie.bock@maine.edu

 
 

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