health care

fair wages

Mainers demand Sen. Collins meet with constituents, stand up to Trump

More than a thousand Mainers rallied on the steps of City Hall in Portland on Sunday morning to call on Senator Susan Collins to stand against a series of appointments

Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Children’s advocates, parents call on Sen. Collins to oppose health care repeal

Health insurance hadn’t been a major concern for Katie Sherman until this December, when she suddenly found herself unemployed and no longer receiving employer-based insurance for herself and her young

organizing

Maine health care expansion will finally go to a public vote

Assuming that at least 61,123 of more than 67,000 signatures delivered to Maine’s Secretary of State today are found valid, Maine voters will have the chance to vote on a

Susan Collins

Sen. Collins’ watered-down health care proposal gains little support

At a press conference with Republican colleague Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana yesterday, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced an Affordable Care Act replacement proposal that would repeal major portions

immigration

Gov. LePage doubles down on inequality and racism as Mainers stand up for one another

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Mike and Ben discuss Governor LePage’s new budget proposal and racist remarks, as well as amazing rallies for health care in Portland and immigrants

federal

Maine seniors plead with Senator Collins to save their health care

Senior citizens and health care professionals met at the Bangor Public Library on Thursday to ask U.S. Senator Susan Collins to oppose attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act without

health care

Hundreds rally for health care in Portland

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act closed down Congress Street in Portland on Sunday as a crowd of hundreds overflowed the plaza in front of City Hall. Representative Chellie Pingree

Susan Collins

How Democrats can win back Maine

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike discuss what an analysis of the 2016 referendum results tells us about how Democrats and progressives can win in rural Maine.

small business

Maine small business owners ask Sen. Collins not to repeal health coverage

On Thursday at the headquarters of Portland manufacturer Zootility Tools, Maine small business owners shared why they support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and called on the state’s congressional delegation,

federal

Sen. King gets personal in attempt to save Affordable Care Act

For the past week, Maine U.S. Senator Angus King has been speaking out against the looming repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The personal stories of Mainers faced with losing