“Canvassing for the Fund was my first genuine political experience, starting the summer after I graduated from college in 1998. Fortunately, the experience didn’t just open my eyes to critical issues facing our environment and democracy, it also taught me solid communications skills and gave me much-needed leadership experience- all of which has helped me build a career in non profit and public interest work. Canvassing provides a opportunity for people from all walks of life to participate directly in the political process on issues they care about, and serves as an entrée for thousands of young people for a lifetime of public service and good citizenship. It was invaluable in shaping the person I am today.” Maggie Drummond
Maggie Drummond is Senior Program Office with Maine Community Foundation. She was previously the Advocacy Director for GrowSmart Maine, a non profit organization working to promote quality growth in the State. Maggie started as a canvasser and field manager for the Fund during the summer of 1998. She went on to become a director in the Newton, Massachusetts office that fall & winter, and became the National Canvass Administrator in 1999. Maggie held that position for three years, before moving back to her home state of Maine to direct the Toxics Action Center office from 2001 until 2004.