health care

reproductive freedom

Maine Family Planning expands rural abortion access through telemedicine

As the U.S. Supreme Court readies this week to hear its first major abortion case in almost a decade, and clinics across the country are being forced to shutter at

gender

I’ve been with Hillary since I was a little girl

A few days ago, a photo of an African-American boy looking up at President Obama circulated around my Facebook feed. I bet you’ve seen it, too. It’s pretty clear from

health care

Clean Power Plan delay could harm Maine’s health and economy

Yesterday, after a legal challenge brought by the fossil fuel industry, the Supreme Court issued a temporary stay on the Clean Power Plan (CPP) advanced by President Obama’s Environmental Protection

economy

Speaker Eves responds to Gov. LePage’s ‘socialist’ attack

Democratic House Speakers Mark Eves has issued a written response to Gov. LePage’s insult-laden letter, which was sent to legislative leaders today as a replacement for Maine’s traditional State of

gender

A rape in rural Maine

For eight years, I worked as a volunteer advocate for victims of sexual assault. When a woman was raped, they called me, often in the dead of night, to help

family leave

Maine women lobby for economic fairness, reproductive freedom

Dozens of Maine women dressed in red took to the halls of the Capitol on Thursday to show their support for a range of bills to improve economic security for women

gun safety

Ben is back, impeachment fails, minimum wage referendum succeeds, and lots more

On this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin and Mike Tipping discuss the submission of signatures to put a minimum wage increase on the ballot, all the other campaigns

equality

Surge of progressive Maine women line up to run for House and Senate

Emerge Maine, an organization dedicated to encouraging and training progressive women to run for office, announced at a State House press conference yesterday that at least 18 of its program

health care

These new employment trends are making Mainers even more economically vulnerable

As if employment opportunities for low-income workers weren’t bleak enough―low-wages, no retirement savings, no health insurance― now these workers face a complete breakdown of the traditional employer-employee relationship that historically

Paul LePage

Lawsuit: LePage administration illegally cut off health care help

A new lawsuit filed by Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC) against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) alleges that the LePage administration is violating both state and federal