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Progressive leader Heather McGhee to speak in South Portland on Thursday

Hether McGhee, president of Demos, a progessive public policy organization dedicated to democratic and economic opportunity, will be the keynote speaker at the Maine People’s Alliance’s Rising Tide Dinner this

federal

Health care advocates plan to deliver pink slips to Rep. Poliquin’s office

Mainers angered by Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s vote in favor of the House Republicans’ health care repeal bill last week, which is projected to cut health care for 24 million people,

Angus King

Mainers march for science, because facts don’t always speak for themselves

Mainers held six marches on Saturday in support of public policy based on science and as a general celebration of the scientific method and empirical thought. More than a thousand

Garrett Mason

Maine Republicans threaten government shutdown to repeal fair tax referendum

Are you paying attention?  Things in the State House are heating up. Republicans have threatened to shut down state government unless Democrats agree to overturn the will of the voters

Maine Legislature

Mainers will fight to protect minimum wage law

In November, over 420,000 Mainers voted to increase the minimum wage, more than have ever before supported a ballot initiative. Just a few months later, however, Maine’s new minimum wage

organizing

Mainers to rally for Planned Parenthood today in Portland and Lewiston

One day after Republicans in Congress introduced legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including a provision blocking millions of people from accessing birth control and cancer screenings through Planned

ACLU

A Constitutional challenge: The story behind the protest

On Thursday, a dozen Mainers stood up during Donald Trump’s Portland rally holding pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution. Photos and videos of their action, and the crowd’s hostile reaction,

organizing

Amy Goodman to speak in Portland, Bangor and Bar Harbor this weekend

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award-winning, independent daily news program, Democracy Now!, has three speaking engagements planned this weekend across Maine. Goodman will be speaking in Portland