TEDxDirigo – Chellie Pingree – An Organic Farmer in the US Congress – Politics Informer Video

Chellie Pingree has been working in an around farms for the last 40 years. After being elected and serving on the local school board on North Haven Island in Maine, and as the town’s tax assessor, Chellie went on to serve eight years in the Maine Senate, and become the national CEO of Common Cause. In 2008 she was elected to represent Maine in the United States Congress. As a member of the Agriculture Committee in Congress, Chellie’s focus is reforming farm policy with interests of sustainable farmers and consumers in mind. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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  1. Finally, ideas, and solutions, hope, and a push toward progress. Way to go, Ms. Pingree, and keep it up. If enough people face the giants with this kind of pluck and fortitude, and an attitude of what CAN be done, rather than what can’t , change is only a few steps away. If I were a Maine resident, you would definitely have my vote!

  2. In our times, when nerves are raw and the tone is seldom friendly, it was a pleasure to listen to this talk. Thank you and all the power to you.


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