Sergio Cahueque's blog

12.02.2019
A little-known issue links communities in Guatemala, where I’m from, to communities in Maine: arsenic contamination of drinking water. I was first convinced of the power of organizing for change when I spent time in a Guatemalan community organizing around water contamination. And it is my work in Maine on this issue that reminds me of the power of organizing, everyday. Giving Tuesday is tomorrow—will you fund our organizing work with a gift? Patagonia Action Works will match Giving Tuesday...+ Read more
01.15.2020
An upcoming public hearing on toxic chemicals threatening Maine's food, farmland, and drinking water needs your voice . Will you join us at the Maine State House on Friday, January 24, to speak out about why you want state action that will lead to the clean up of some toxic PFAS (per- and polyfluoralkyl substances) pollution threatening our drinking water, food, and farmland? scahueque [at] ourhealthyfuture.org (subject: I%27d%20like%20to%20speak%20at%20the%20hearing%20on%20PFAS, body: Hi%...+ Read more
01.21.2020
Did you know that over half of Mainers rely on a well for their drinking water—and one out of six wells contains harmful levels of arsenic? If you agree that all Mainers deserve safe water to drink, please join us at a public hearing in Augusta on Monday, January 27, and testify about why you want lawmakers to pass new legislation to establish a stronger drinking water standard for arsenic as well as provide free well water testing for low-income families. scahueque [at] ourhealthyfuture.org (...+ Read more