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This week, we have updates on anti-trans legislation introduced last week; hearings this week on bills to fix the ACA’s “family glitch,” support for child care workers, and drug sentencing reform; and an effort by the Biden-Administration to repeal Trump’s anti-abortion domestic gag rule. Read SUM’s latest newsletter to get caught up on our current actions!
The Biden-Harris administration has proposed a rule to repeal Trump’s domestic gag rule on the Title X family planning program. QUICK ACTION: Submit a public comment in support of the Biden-Harris rule by May 17!
It’s a whirlwind week at the Maine Legislature this week, with hearings and work sessions on bills to improve Maine’s child care system, fix the “family glitch” in health care, advance drug sentencing reform, eliminate qualified immunity for law enforcement, ban PFAS “forever chemicals,” and more. QUICK ACTION: Learn more about these and other bills and contact your legislators today!
2021 has been a record-breaking year for legislation targeting transgender people in the U.S., with more than 100 anti-trans bills in 33 states as of mid-April, including at least three in Maine. QUICK ACTION: Our new Guide for Trans Allies cuts through the spin from supporters of anti-trans legislation and offers tips to help you be a better ally.
Legislators will hold a public hearing Tuesday, May 4 on legislation to restore tribal sovereignty to the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation, and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians. UPDATE: LD 1626 has been held over until January. Read on more details and what you can do to keep momentum going!
On April 22 the World will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. From saying no-thanks to single-use disposable products to learning better recycling hygiene, our list of 51 lifestyle changes compiled in partnership with various environmental groups offers easy and creative ways for your family to live lighter on the planet by celebrating Earth Day every day.
Hoaxes, fabricated stories, and misinformation spread like wildfire on social media sites. Learn how to identify false stories, report hoaxes, correct inaccuracies and #ProtectTheTruth with eight powerful tips.
Letters to the editor are one of the most effective ways to share your concerns about important issues with fellow constituents locally and across the state.
QUICK ACTION: Find tips on writing effective letters, contact info for Maine newspapers, and more in our LTE Guide!