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equality

Burrage: Women’s marchers are attacking the very basis of sexism and violence

In the wake of the historic Women’s March, which represented the largest collective demonstration in  American history, many people have made criticisms about the relatively easy life women in the

climate change

Women take over the Beacon Podcast to discuss week one of The Resistance

Amy Halsted and Taryn Hallweaver take over the podcast this week to talk about the women’s march, movement-building, intersectionality, and the fight ahead. They’re joined by June Sapiel of the

education

Mainers demand Sen. Collins meet with constituents, stand up to Trump

More than a thousand Mainers rallied on the steps of City Hall in Portland on Sunday morning to call on Senator Susan Collins to stand against a series of appointments

federal

Children’s advocates, parents call on Sen. Collins to oppose health care repeal

Health insurance hadn’t been a major concern for Katie Sherman until this December, when she suddenly found herself unemployed and no longer receiving employer-based insurance for herself and her young

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Beyond marching: how to get involved and fight back

In the past week, since Maine saw a day some of the largest public demonstrations in its history, I have been approached by dozens of young Mainers who attended the

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Maine health care expansion will finally go to a public vote

Assuming that at least 61,123 of more than 67,000 signatures delivered to Maine’s Secretary of State today are found valid, Maine voters will have the chance to vote on a

Maine Legislature

McCormick: Delay in ranked-choice voting could benefit Gov. LePage

Ranked-choice voting (RCV) was approved by voters last November. It’s the law of the State of Maine. But that hasn’t stopped opponents from actively seeking to delay implementation, with the

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Sen. Collins’ watered-down health care proposal gains little support

At a press conference with Republican colleague Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana yesterday, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced an Affordable Care Act replacement proposal that would repeal major portions

democracy

Some of the best photos from Maine women’s marchers

Tens of thousands of Maine women and allies marched in Washington D.C., Boston, and closer to home in Portland and Augusta on Saturday. The streets were clogged, pink hats were

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Gov. LePage doubles down on inequality and racism as Mainers stand up for one another

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Mike and Ben discuss Governor LePage’s new budget proposal and racist remarks, as well as amazing rallies for health care in Portland and immigrants