racial justice

Maine family’s video response to Gov. LePage’s racism goes viral

Almost 10,000 people have already viewed a video Yvette McDonnell and her family posted to Facebook responding to Maine Governor Paul LePage’s escalating series of racially-charged remarks. “We are the McDonnell family and we are homeowners, taxpayers, a drug and alcohol counselor and so much more,” wrote McDonnell in her post. “In light of recent comments by the Governor of Maine,

drug policy

The problem isn’t Gov. LePage’s mental state, but his underlying racism

Last Friday, we reached the regretful point at which the holder of the highest office in the State of Maine

Donald Trump

Rachel Maddow: Maine faces a ‘political crisis’

In a twenty-minute long segment at the beginning of her show on MSNBC on Friday night, Rachel Maddow dug deep

racial justice

Rep. Hubbell: It’s time for Gov. LePage to resign

The Governor’s evolving pathology of scapegoating others for our native malaise risks Maine’s future by replacing our essential identity as a place of tolerance, opportunity, and cooperation with another poisoned by fear, bigotry, and mutual suspicion.

racial justice

Maine’s governor has declared a race war. How did we get here?

“When you go to war, and you know the enemy, the enemy dresses in red, and you dress in blue,

racial justice

Gov. LePage: The enemy is ‘people of color’

In a press conference meant to address a series of racist and violent comments he has made over the last

racial justice

Democrats say Gov. LePage not mentally fit to hold office following threats, anti-gay obscenities

“Paul LePage is not mentally or emotionally fit to hold office. His words and actions have crossed a line. Threats

corporate influence

TV ads hit Rep. Poliquin on Medicare privatization vote

New television ads airing in Maine are criticizing Second-District Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin for voting to “end the Medicare guarantee”

podcast

The strategy behind Trump and LePage’s racism

Ben and Mike again find themselves discussing racism up and down the Republican ticket, from Donald Trump’s false outreach to

polling

Poll: Clinton leads by 10 points in Maine

A new poll released today by Beacon shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leading Republican nominee Donald Trump by a

Wall Street

Even with state protections, Mainers are vulnerable to online predatory lenders

A new consumer guide released by the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection shows that even with Maine’s current regulations

racial justice

With Black Lives Matter misinformation, Rep. Pingree’s opponent stirs up racial animus

Republican Congressional candidate for Maine’s 1st District, Mark Holbrook, outlines on his website his priorities for race relations in the

retirement security

Study: 93,000 Maine women will see average raise of $3,200 with passage of Question 4

This November, Mainers will vote on an initiative that would gradually raise Maine’s minimum wage from $7.50 to $12 an