Red Plaid, or Red/Black Check, is a traditional color for Maine Woodsmen. Guides, Hunters, Wood Cutters, River Men; really anyone who loves, works, or plays in the Maine Mountains has worn red plaid at one time or another. It’s as traditional in the Maine Woods as brown bread and beans.
So, when my friend Steve, a man who loves our Maine Mountains as much as anyone, came to me with the idea of “The Red Plaid Brigade,” I loved it
What I am suggesting, quite simply, is that red plaid is the traditional color of those who love the wilds of Maine, and all the traditions that go with it. So, let’s adopt it as our official color; a silent way to let the world know that we are not happy about the destruction of our Mountains and our Traditional Way of Life.
From now on let all those who oppose Industrial Wind Development in Maine wear a piece of red plaid, every day. It can be a shirt, a hat, an armband, a headband, a handkerchief, a scarf, or even just a small square pinned on your collar, tie, or lapel.
Let this be a silent protest to show our unity and our disapproval of the way things are being handled when it comes to protecting the natural resources and the people of this Great State.
Imagine the impact if we all did this, everyday, and we weren’t shy about telling people why we chose to wear red plaid.
Imagine the impact if every meeting, hearing, or gathering was packed with people wearing red plaid.
It wouldn’t take long before folks started to notice, and hopefully, join us in our mission.
So consider this an official call:
If you love Maine— If you disapprove of Industrial Wind Development on our Mountains— If you disapprove of the policies that put the multi-national corporations ahead of the People and the Mountains of Maine, then please, from this day forward, wherever you go, wear a piece of red plaid, and ask your friends and neighbors to do the same. This is especially important when attending meetings, hearings, or public gatherings.
Let’s all stand together to let the world know that what is happening in Maine isn’t right, and that WE intend to do something about it.