#BlackLivesMatter Maine is a collective of young people organizing against white supremacy in Wabanaki Territory. To attain improvements for Black lives across Maine, we strive to build a space where Black folks can come to create, organize, and build movements together. Realizing Black imagination and joy, we come together to liberate and build social consciousness. The Maine group attempts to build a new, inclusive, expansive chapter recognizing the margins of identities shared by Black people. In our struggle for freedom, liberation, and justice, we affirm the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, undocumented folks, folks with records, and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.
I, Hamdia Ahmed, am a member of the Black Lives Matter Maine (“BLMME”, “BLM Maine”) chapter. We are in the process of obtaining a fiscal sponsorship and moving funds into an official bank account. The funds will be dispersed across several different pathways, including, but not limited to: donations to affiliated organizations or non-profits supported by the global #BlackLivesMatter movement, mental health for Black youth across Maine, stipends for organizers, protest equipment, masks. By default, GoFundMe makes non-incorporated organizations select a beneficiary to retain funds. I, Hamdia Ahmed, am the beneficiary of these funds; and will subsequently move them into the BLM Maine bank account.