Here are our Calls to Action, Guides, and Explainers on Maine legislation, policy, and issues. For contact information for your legislators, information on the legislative process, and to track bills in the current legislative session, visit our Legislature Roundup. Interested in helping us track state legislation and policy? Take action with us.
The Legislature will wrap up final votes and budget processes THIS WEEK and several of our priority bills will receive final votes, including legislation to restore self-governance to Wabanaki tribes in Maine and a bill to help reduce sexual assault on Maine’s college campuses. QUICK ACTION: Learn about these bills and find out how to support them!
2022 is set to be a record-breaking year for legislation targeting transgender people, with most of the more than 240 anti-LGBTQ bills introduced this year targeting trans people. Learn how to cut through the bigoted anti-trans spin and be a better ally.
Legislators will hold a public hearing February 15 on a bill to restore Wabanaki tribes’ inherent right to self-govern. The Wabanaki Alliance has set a goal to gather 500 written testimonies in support of the legislation to demonstrate the strong statewide backing for the bill, and are asking allies to step up! QUICK ACTION: Be one of the 500! Learn more about the bill and how to submit testimony in our call to action!
Every bill that goes before the Maine Legislature gets a public hearing, offering Mainers an opportunity to make their voice heard. Suit Up Maine testified on more than a dozen bills during the first half of the 130th Legislature, on issues ranging from housing to health care to racial justice. Read our testimony and learn more about the bills we tracked.
2021 was a remarkable year for the Maine Legislature, not just because of the pandemic. The first half of 130th Maine Legislature was also remarkable because of the number of laws passed that will directly improve the lives of all Mainers. UPDATED: Read about some of our legislative wins and find links to the latest legislative scorecards from our partner organizations!
Latest news: The For the People Act gets a vote in the Senate. And while other states have passed strict voter suppression laws, Maine is passing bills to make voting easier and more secure. We have more on that and a run-down of the latest legislative victories. Read SUM’s latest newsletter to get caught up on our current actions!
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.
The Nov. 3, 2020 election is almost here and Mainers are getting out the vote to support their favorite candidates up and down the ballot. QUICK ACTION: Help make the change you want to see in government by volunteering for a canvass or phone or text bank!
Everything we’ve done for the past three years comes down to Tuesday. We’re ready, and with this guide, you will be, too. Learn who’s on the ballot, review incumbents’ voting records, volunteer to help turn out the vote, and find information on voter registration.
Mainers have voting questions. We have answers. This FAQ guide was created by and for Maine’s 2020 voters, with answers informed by Maine’s Secretary of State. Get all the information you need to cast your ballot safely and securely in the 2020 election.