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Rogue One is our theory of change

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike take a nerdy dive into Star Wars, organizing theory, health care policy and Roman history. Spoiler alert: if you’re planning to

organizing

Maine activists meet to defend Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund will host an Action Forum in Portland tonight (Wednesday, December 21st) in order to provide an opportunity for activists and supporters to organize to protect

Susan Collins

Pressure mounts on Sen. Collins to reject health care repeal

As the fight over the future of health care heats up, Mainers visited Senator Susan Collins’ office in Portland on Tuesday to deliver personal messages asking her to stand against

health care

Stuck in an elevator to save Obamacare

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike discuss a record-breaking signature gathering drive to place Medicaid expansion on the ballot, Sen. Collin’s role in protecting the Affordable Care

fair wages

Gov. LePage orders Department of Labor not to enforce minimum wage law

In a media statement released on Wednesday, Maine Governor Paul LePage announced that his administration will refuse to enforce a portion of the minimum wage law passed by referendum in

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Massive volunteer petition effort puts Medicaid expansion on Maine ballot

Advocates for improving access to affordable health coverage in Maine announced on Wednesday that more than enough voters have signed on to their citizen’s initiative to place a Medicaid-expansion measure

health care

Sen. Collins gets Christmas cards with health care stories

Mainers from across the state visited Senator Susan Collins’ office in Portland on Tuesday, delivering holiday cards with personal messages asking her to stand against attempts to dismantle the Affordable

democracy

Schmidt: Ethics Commission votes to make Maine elections a little less ‘rigged’

It has become a cliché in American politics to suggest that our elections system has been corrupted, or “bought,” or “rigged.” This year, even electoral victors, Governor Paul LePage and

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Gov. LePage starts session with a rant, Sen. Collins speaks up for health care and a Kickstarter you should back

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the first day of legislative session and Gov. LePage’s latest attacks on voter-approved referenda to raise the minimum wage and

fair wages

Gov. LePage admits even Republicans aren’t with him on rolling back minimum wage

Appearing on a conservative talk radio show on Tuesday morning, Governor Paul LePage advocated for the legislature to undo parts of Question 2, which increases taxes on the wealthy to

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