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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN YEMEN: End U.S. Support for Saudi-Backed War

U.S. military and financial participation in Yemen’s civil war is contributing to what the United Nations calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in 100 years. The Senate votes this week on a resolution to end U.S. support for the war. QUICK ACTION: Tell Collins and King to vote yes on S.J. Res. 54.

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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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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. Floor votes are now imminent for  anti-abortion nominee Wendy Vitter, and anti-LGBTQ nominees Matthew Kacsmaryk and Howard Neilson. 
QUICK ACTION: Call Collins and King and tell them to voice their opposition to Wendy Vitter and other extremist nominees facing imminent confirmation votes.

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Ten Reasons to Remove Acting AG Matthew Whitaker

Acting AG Matt Whitaker has a background overrun with fraud, scams, dark money payments, conflicts of interest, and other potentially illegal activity. The appointment of Trump’s “White House spy” poses a direct threat to the Mueller investigation.
QUICK ACTION: Tell your MoC to demand the immediate replacement of Matt Whitaker with the proper successor, Rod Rosenstein, and to pass legislation to protect Mueller’s investigation.

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#FamiliesBelongTogether: Oppose Inhumane Immigration Policy

While more than 100 children have yet to be reunited with their parents, Trump is radically changing asylum rules, moving thousands of unaccompanied children into internment camps, and deporting the family members who come to claim them.
QUICK ACTION: Keep the pressure on your MoC to demand investigations and oversight, block Trump’s nominee to lead ICE, and give to the organizations providing direct legal support.

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Victories & Good News Roundup: Blue Wave Edition

Democrats flipped the U.S. House of Representatives and broke Republican strangleholds at the all-important state level, where redistricting decisions are made, not to mention countless laws that affect everyday life. These state and national Blue Wave wins are due in large part to the efforts of thousands of citizen activists who ran for office, worked on campaigns, educated voters, knocked on doors, made phone calls, sent postcards, and got out the vote for candidates who support a progressive agenda.

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Victories & Good News Roundup

We persist. This is a fight for the soul of our country, the rule of law, the most vulnerable among us, the survival of our planet, and justice. We are in this for the long haul. Which is why we pause every once in a while to recall and savor our victories. Ponder them. Let them nourish your spirit. And know that we are not alone.

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

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Maine House:
1-800-423-2900 
Maine Senate:
1-800-423-6900
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