MaineCanDo.org is a compilation of resources designed for Mainers who want more from the places they work, shop, play and eat in a post #MeToo era. Employers will find tools like human resource policies, resources, and checklists to make practical and sustainable change easy - even if they don't have the benefit of a human resources department. Individuals who have been harassed (and those who support them) will find practical advice and connections to trained advocates who can help navigate next steps. Anyone who wants to be a part of the change can participate in our pledge to foster and sustain respectful and harassment free workplaces.
Over a decade ago, Tarana Burke began the MeToo movement to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society and the workplace. Last year, the hashtag #MeToo entered our everyday vernacular. Now, reports featuring politicians, actors, coaches, priests, philanthropists, investors and business people make the daily news. And here in Maine, we are not immune to it.
MaineCanDo.org is practical response to the concerns we have heard, designed to help individuals and organizations become more aware, proactive, and responsible for the cultures
We believe that the people of Maine deserve safe, respectful, and inclusive places to work, shop, eat, and play.
Each of us (employee, patron, employer, investor, or board member) has a role to play to ensure that our culture is harassment free.
Join us. You can show your support by signing our pledge.
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Content Advisors (from center to right) :
Richard Bilodeau, Lydia Christie, Arian Clements, Kerem Durdag, Sarah Firth, Fatuma Hussein, Iman Hussein, Katie Kondrat, Chanel M Lewis, Amelia Lyons, Marty McIntyre, Alain Nahimana, Jane Root, Mambo Sansao, Destie Hohman Sprague, Donna Strickler, Krystal Williams
Take the #MaineCanDo Pledge
We, the undersigned, know that Maine can do better and will do better. Join us in our pledge for Maine to be home to respectful and harassment free workplaces.
We agree to:
The Open Letter:
Dear Maine Community...
Too many cases of harassment go unreported. New tool aims to change that. (Bangor Daily News)
As we plunge into an uncertain #MeToo world, organizations must be ready to respond (Portland Press Herald)
Maine businesses rally to prevent #MeToo incidents (Bangor Daily News)
Out of #MeToo, a Maine website of guidance and tools for those in the workplace (Portland Press Herald)
Our 80 Founding Pledges
We're grateful for the support of those who signed on at launch, below. There are now more than 350+ signatures here.
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