AUGUSTA — The Swinging Gate is a newly formed organization that aims to ensure Maine’s government is working for the people.
“There’s no collaboration between the governor’s office and the other branch of government, which is the legislature,” said Dick Campbell, president of the Swinging Gate. “It’s important that they convene, be a voice of the people and conduct themselves in a manner which is the way people’s business has been constitutionally created.”
The organization is beginning the new year with what they’re calling, a “Constitutional Call to Action” on Saturday.
“A rally of a convoy going from places like Presque Isle to Machias, Down East, Mid Coast, Southern Maine, Western Maine to the capital where we’ll be gathering,” Campbell said. “We have a convoy collecting at the Civic Center a quarter of noon. Then, we’ll be breaking up into four convoys and taking our message through the streets of Augusta and eventually have a program at 12:30 between the State House and the Cross Office building.”
Campbell said there will be speakers from different walks of life conveying their concerns beyond COVID-19.
“Speeches from some legislators, from restaurant owners, business owners, people who are concerned about education and the fact that the school system is falling behind, so we’re hoping to have a good gathering,” Campbell said.
Campbell stressed the importance of standing up for the Constitution.
“The people elect politicians to represent them. Now, there is regulation without representation in Augusta,” Campbell said. “The people’s representatives are not there to conduct their business.”
For more information, visit swinginggate.org.