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How to Talk About Indian-Themed Mascots

Maine’s last Indian-themed mascot was finally retired in 2019, but many remain in other states and in professional sports leagues. Want to help retire them all? In collaboration with representatives from the Penobscot Nation, we’ve compiled the most common arguments made by those who want to keep these offensive mascots, with suggestions for ways to respond.

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EVERYONE COUNTS: Complete your 2020 Census!

The 2020 Census will be used to determine our congressional representation, Maine legislative districts, and funding for the next decade for education, transportation, and hospitals, as well as critical programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, and SNAP. QUICK ACTION: Complete your 2020 Census now!

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THE CASE AGAINST SUSAN COLLINS

After promising to only serve two terms, Sen. Susan Collins is now running for her fifth term. That’s not the only promise to Mainers that she’s broken. Learn more in The Case Against Collins, an online resource for voters who want to look beyond the flashy ads and examine Collins’ increasingly partisan record on important issues for themselves. UPDATE: Collins confirms unqualified nominee to be director of National Intelligence and pro-dark-money nominee to serve on the Federal Elections Commission. Learn more about these and other votes in this resource!

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MAINE VOTES 2020

Everything we’ve done for the past three years comes down to this year’s elections. We’re ready. You’ll be too with our new Maine Votes 2020 resource. QUICK ACTION: Learn about the July 14 ballot, voting absentee ballot, registering by mail, and actions you can take to ensure safe and fair elections in July and November.

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EARTH DAY EVERY DAY: 50 tips to help the planet

In April, the world celebrated the 50th Earth Day. We’ve compiled a list of 50 easy and creative lifestyle changes to help you live lighter on the planet. QUICK ACTION: Read the list and celebrate Earth Day every day!

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BLOCK EXTREMIST & UNQUALIFIED JUDGES: No Zealots in Lifetime Positions

We’re tracking the most concerning nominees to lifetime judicial appointments, in partnership with other progressive groups. Justin Walker, a nominee to the DC Court of Appeals, opposes the ACA, unions, and civil rights and is the latest in a long line of extremist, unqualified nominees. QUICK ACTION: Learn more about Walker’s extremist record and tell Collins and King to vote NO on his confirmation.

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SHARE YOUR OPINION: Letter to the Editor Guide

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!

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Speed Dial Congress

Sen. Angus King, Jr. (I):
(202) 224-5344
Sen. Susan Collins (R):
(202) 224-2523
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D):
(202) 225-6116
Rep. Jared Golden (D):
(202) 225-6306

For full contact info, including numbers for district offices in Maine, visit the Civic Dashboard.

Speed Dial Maine Legislature

Maine House:
1-800-423-2900 
Maine Senate:
1-800-423-6900
TTY: Use Maine Relay 711

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