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Make Shifts Coffee House asks public help with survey

Sep 12, 2019

Make Shift Coffee House will hold a series of three events — gatherings of people across the political spectrum to understand each other’s views in public discourse — this fall in Belfast, Searsport and Searsmont.

Founded and facilitated by Craig Freshley, a Brunswick resident, Make Shift Coffee House is a venue where people of all political persuasions come together in a relaxed "coffee house" atmosphere to discuss diverse issues and listen to and understand each other's opinions and perspectives. Frequently, unique conversations unfold and opportunities for "civil" discussions arise.

Make Shift organizers want to see if they impact overall civility in the community. This effort is not affiliated with any specific town government and is completely non-partisan.

In preparation for the events, organizers are asking Waldo County residents to participate in a survey about "civility" to learn more about the current climate. A follow-up survey will be addressed at a later date.

The survey asks, "How civil are people in Waldo County?" How respectful and courteous are people in Waldo County regarding values, community, and politics. Click here for a simple survey and a chance to win a book.

The deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Visit for dates of Waldo County Make Shift Coffee Houses and more information.


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