gun safety

organizing

Campaign managers explain what’s next for those ballot measures you just voted on

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike continue their conversation with four of the campaign managers for measures that were on the ballot last week, including a discussion

gun safety

After being caught on tape bragging about sexual assault, Trump plans trip to Maine

Another hateful, self-pitying thug is trying to implicate Maine in his reign of terror, and we need to stop him. Eric Trump visited Maine’s Second Congressional District last week, and,

federal

Rep. Pingree, colleagues occupying House floor to force vote on gun bills

In a protest against the lack of open debate and votes on stalled gun legislation in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Orlando, a group of House Democrats

gun safety

Charleston and Orlando are both chapters in the same book of hate

Just over a year ago, on June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof murdered nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof was motivated by

economy

David Farmer on poverty, Michael Heath and more

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin interviews political consultant and Bangor Daily News columnist David Farmer on how he came to progressive politics, the recent history of LGBT

gun safety

Sen. King joins gun safety filibuster

Maine Senator Angus King joined dozens of his Senate colleagues in supporting a filibuster by Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut in an attempt to force Republicans to allow a

equality

Brewer mayor’s heartfelt response to Orlando

Remarks of Mayor Beverly Uhlenhake of Brewer, Maine at the candlelight vigil in Bangor on Monday: Good evening, and thank you all for being here tonight. I can’t tell you

gun safety

Shooting straight: How to buy a gun in Maine

Regulation of firearms in this country is one of the most complicated and divisive political issues we face. Most non-gun owners, and many who do own guns, do not really

gun safety

Universal background check supporters launch grassroots campaign

Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership, the coalition formed to support the citizens’ initiative on the ballot this November to close a loophole in Maine’s system of background checks for gun

Bernie Sanders

Mainers make their cases for Bernie and Hillary

In this week’s episode of the Beacon podcast, Mike is joined by MPA lead organizer Gen Lysen and Maine Small Business Coalition director Will Ikard, who make strong cases for

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