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#FakeEmergency Preparedness

After Congress refused three times to approve new tax-payer funds for a border wall, Trump bypassed the branch by declaring a national emergency. The lawsuits have already begun to fly, and Congress is planning action as well. Get up to speed on all the moving parts with our explainer.

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17 Reasons Why We Don’t Need a Wall

When Congress rebuffed his border wall demands for a third time, Trump made an end-run around them by declaring a national emergency. While all lawmakers agree that we can improve our border security, the case for wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on an ineffective vanity project steeped in racial animus is as thin as tissue paper. We’ll show you why.

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PROTECT TITLE IX: Oppose Protection Rollbacks for Student Survivors

The Trump administration has issued new Title IX regulations that would make it harder for students who are sexually assaulted to report the assaults.
QUICK ACTION: Submit a public comment opposing the new rules by Jan. 30 and ask Reps. Pingree and Golden to support 3 bills in the House that protect Title IX.

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How to Talk About Indian-Themed Mascots

Thanks to many years of outreach to Maine schools by tribal leaders, all except one of Maine’s Indian-themed mascots have been retired. Community efforts have recently renewed in Skowhegan, aiming to persuade the school board to retire the one remaining mascot. 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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WE’RE STILL HERE: Maine Persists 2018

In 2018, Maine’s progressive grassroots and advocacy groups held more than 50 statewide rallies, marches and protests; made thousands of calls to our MoCs and legislators; and knocked on tens of thousands of doors to get out the vote. We’ve put together a video highlighting these and many other ways Mainers showed up for justice, human rights, and democracy over the past year.

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Ten Reasons Matthew Whitaker Should be Out of DOJ

Former Acting AG Matt Whitaker has a background overrun with fraud, scams, dark money payments, conflicts of interest, and other potentially illegal activity.
QUICK ACTION: Tell your MoC that Matt Whitaker has no business working in the Department of Justice and to demand answers about his background before considering him for any other position at DOJ.

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Speed Dial Congress

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

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Maine House:
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1-800-423-6900
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