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This week’s newsletter focuses on health care, support for people in recovery, and an innovative housing bill. Read on for more details about how you can support these bills!read more
The Maine Legislature will meet this week on a number of bills we’re tracking, including public hearings on a package to make health care work better for more Mainers, a bill to expand community recovery centers in the 7 Maine counties that currently don’t have one, legislation to remove barriers to health care for all Mainers, and a bill to address Maine’s housing crisis. QUICK ACTION: Learn more about these and other bills and contact your legislators today!read more
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.read more
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!
The following testimony was submitted in support of LD 2, An Act To Require the Inclusion of Racial Impact Statements in the Legislative Process.read more
Maine passed the nation’s first ban on Indian-themed mascots in all public schools two years ago. Despite this progress, the upcoming Super Bowl match-up featuring the Kansas City “Chiefs” is a stark reminder that much work remains to retire Indian-themed mascots from all schools and sports teams. 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.read more
An early adjournment due to COVID-19 meant that many bills we were tracking in the second session of the 129th Maine Legislature were left on the table, eventually dying when efforts to reconvene for a special session were unsuccessful. Our Legislature Roundup will reconvene with the Legislature in January 2021, with dozens of bills to track in the coming session. For now, see what passed in 2020 and what was left behind.read more
April 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Because we think every day should be celebrated as Earth Day, we’ve created a list of 50 lifestyle changes you can make to live lighter on the planet. From saying no-thanks to single-use disposable products to learning better recycling hygiene, this list, created in partnership with various environmental groups, offers easy and creative ways for your family to celebrate Earth Day every day.read more