Posts From Grady Burns

Grady Burns
Grady Burns 23 posts

Grady Burns is an activist on issues involving young Mainers. He serves on the Auburn City Council and is president of the Maine Young Democrats.

fair taxes

Gov. LePage’s tax cuts for the wealthy create a crisis for Maine towns

While state budget debates often spiral off into complex and abstract issues that are hard for an average citizen to digest, at the town and city level the impact of

health care

Trumpcare is devastating for older Mainers, but it’s pretty awful for young people too

When the Republican-written replacement for the Affordable Care Act was unleashed upon the world last week, the immediate reactions ranged rightfully from skeptical to outraged. Since the unveiling, the bill

Dana Dow

Sen. Dow attempts to shield wealthy from taxes, undo Question 2

When I wrote last week about members of the state Legislature working to undermine the will of Maine voters by rolling back key provisions of the referenda passed into law

Maine Legislature

Democratic legislators are about to rob Maine of a minimum wage victory

As the president of the Maine Young Democrats, I take very seriously questions regarding creating unnecessary division in an environment where forward motion for progressive political change requires both political

organizing

The Resistance is evolving, and growing in strength

Something is afoot in American politics these days. When massive, spontaneous protests took shape mere days into the new Trump administration, many observers and pundits were left asking whether the

Donald Trump

Puzder’s withdrawal is a victory for the resistance, but next time won’t be so easy

On Wednesday afternoon, the Labor movement scored a major victory as Labor Secretary candidate Andrew Pudzer became the first nominee to the Trump Cabinet to go down in flames, with

Ken Fredette

Maine Republicans again attempt to disenfranchise student voters

In what has become a shamefully regular post-election routine from Republican leadership in Maine, we are once again witnessing an explicit attack on the rights of students to vote in

Susan Collins

Burns: We can’t let Sen. Collins trick us anymore

Tracking votes within the halls of Congress is an arcane, head-scratching process. The byzantine rules that govern how bills and appointments move from committee to committee, to the floor of

organizing

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

democracy

Burns: How do we respond to LePage’s continuing racism? We fight to win.

This week, once again, Governor LePage has made an embarrassment of himself and this state with remarks that are both casually, and seemingly deliberately, racist. Wading into an ongoing dispute