organizing

human rights

I was a white supremacist

I have lived in Maine since junior high, but I’m originally from Metairie, Louisiana. My grandfather was a Grand Wizard in the KKK.

health care

Republicans have revealed their greatest weakness

Until 1:30AM, July 28, 2017 when Sen. John McCain joined Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting to kill the GOP’s latest and perhaps last meaningful attempt to repeal

organizing

Hundreds are protesting for a fair state budget – here are some of the best signs

More than two hundred Mainers packed the halls of the State House on Monday, calling on Republican legislators to stop holding up a budget agreement in an attempt to force

April Humphrey

Mainers praised for health care activism, and they aren’t slowing down

The Republican health care repeal effort has sparked a firestorm of protest across the country, but it was activists in Maine who came immediately to mind for Ezra Levin, a

education

What are national Democrats missing? Policy-focused, progressive candidates

After the special elections for Congress in South Carolina and Georgia last week, Democrats are 0-4. While smart people rightly point out that, despite these losses, these Democratic candidates are

Sarah Nichols

Maine’s local civic culture still survives in the age of Trump and LePage

This week, as Mainers went to the polls to vote for a statewide bond referendum, local school budgets, and countless local council, selectboard, and school board seats around the state,

corporate influence

Flotilla formed to protect the Penobscot

On Saturday, more than a hundred Mainers from across the state gathered at the Bangor waterfront and in canoes, kayaks and other craft on the Penobscot River to celebrate the

racial justice

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

labor

Rhyming road signs make case against GOP shutdown

Backroads across Maine have seen a flowering of signs over the last few days with messages meant to highlight what a state government shutdown would mean for Mainers. Republican legislative

democracy

Paint your own leaf: How not to get lost in the enormity of the landscape of resistance

“It’s been a heck of a week so far” is something that I have found myself saying each and every week since President Trump began his term in January. For