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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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Settling the First Amendment Case Against Gov. Paul LePage

Suit Up Maine’s co-leaders Karin Leuthy and Kelli Whitlock Burton agreed to a settlement in their First Amendment censorship case against Governor Paul LePage. The terms of the settlement required administrators of the governor’s Facebook page to unblock Leuthy and Burton, create a process allowing others who have been blocked to request that their posting privileges be restored, and agree not to censor or block other constituents during Gov. LePage’s remaining time in office. Read their statement about their decision to settle the case.

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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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#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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Response to Sen. Collins’ Support of Brett Kavanaugh

Senator Collins has made her decision and will support Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. She has long called herself a moderate and a defender of women. With this decision, she showed Mainers and the nation that she is no moderate and certainly no champion of women.

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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

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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