State of Maine Proclamation


WHEREAS, in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act, which established the first community action agencies (CAAs) around the country among other important initiatives; and

WHEREAS, today, CAAs are trusted to connect Americans to lifechanging services and to help create pathways to prosperity in 99 percent of all American counties; and

WHEREAS, in Maine, our ten CAAs offer services and assistance to residents throughout the State in our rural, urban and suburban communities; and

WHEREAS, in the last year alone, Maine CAAs have provided nearly 47,000 households with heating assistance, weatherized over 1,600 homes, provided early childhood education for countless families, and more; and

WHEREAS, Community Action is celebrating 60 years of innovation, impact, and providing proven results to Americans;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, Janet T. Mills, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2024 as

Community Action Month

in Maine, and I urge all citizens to recognize the hard work and dedication of all our Community Action Agencies.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed GIVEN under my hand at Augusta this twenty second day of April Two Thousand Twenty-Four

Official Seal of the State of Maine

  • Signature of Shenna Bellows
  • Shenna Bellows
  • Secretary of State
  • Signature of Janet Mills
  • Janet T. Mills
  • Governor