A Change.org Petition

June 3, 2018

On May 30th I initiated a Change.org petition to the Maine Legislature titled “Maine’s Beaches Are Public Property”.  The petition is linked to this website.  I now want to link this website to the Change.org petition.  The link to the petition is:  https://chn.ge/2L3WS23  In the few days the petition has been up, close to 300 people have signed on as supporters; I’m hopeful this number will continue to grow as more books are distributed/sold and as the idea of reexamining the Bell cases takes hold in the public’s mind.  To that end I have begun writing  early supporters asking each of them to urge others to sign the petition. I’m doing more speaking at a widening variety of venues. And I’ve now begun to place the book in local bookstores. Do the math—if 300 supporters reach out to 5, 10, 25, 50 of their friends, neighbors, co-workers, the possibility of this petition going viral becomes very real.  I would urge readers of this website to use the above link to sign the petition, and then to reach out to friends and family.   Many thanks.  Together we can fashion an intertidal land law that will no longer be an outlier–instead it will conform with the law in the largest majority of coastal states; it will protect the public’s interest in the intertidal zone and the economic interests of those whose livelihood depends on the common sense use of this zone.