Glen Brand

Mainers to march for climate action on April 29th

On Saturday, April 29th, hundreds of thousands of people will converge on Washington, DC for the People’s Climate Movement. Hundreds of thousands more will convene in sister marches across the

gender

Maine women fight for easier access to birth control, and you may be surprised who’s standing against them

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike talk about the bill winding its way through the Maine legislature to allow women to access a 12-month supply of birth control. They also examine the nascent campaigns of Terry Hayes and Adam Cote, the first candidates to announce they’re

Maine Small Business Coalition

It’s time to protect and expand Medicaid, say Maine business owners

Lewiston-area business owners gathered this week at Grace Street Recovery Services, an opioid addiction treatment center, to share why they believe preserving and expanding Medicaid coverage is not only critical for Mainers’ health, but an important step to bolster local economies. “Being just a few blocks from one of the

Maine Center for Economic Policy

The LePage administration has abandoned a generation of Maine children to poverty

Last week in Androscoggin county, a panel of child poverty experts came together at Bates College and produced an absolutely stark set of data. According to the reporting of the Lewiston Sun Journal, these experts outlined a startling portrait of child poverty in Maine’s second largest metropolitan area: nearly one