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organizing

Maine Democrats seek public input on issues and strategy

The Maine Democratic Party is conducting a series of public forums and is promoting an online survey to gauge Maine progressives’ passions and priorities. “Now more than ever, Maine needs

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Maine workers fight to protect minimum wage increase

More than 150 workers from across Maine visited the State House on Thursday to ask legislators a simple question: do you stand with working families, or with large corporations and

Maine Legislature

Don’t be fooled: Gov. LePage is trying to make Trumpcare even worse

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn and Mike are joined by Robyn Merrill of Maine Equal Justice Partners to discuss the Republican health care plan, the state budget and

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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

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Hundreds gather to plan Maine’s Resistance

Almost 800 Mainers from every corner of the state gathered at the Augusta Civic Center on Sunday for an all-day summit and skill-building seminar hosted by the Maine People’s Alliance

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Hundreds of Maine progressives plan to meet, learn and recharge their batteries

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben, Taryn and Mike discuss the Resistance Summit being held this Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center. More than 700 Mainers have already RSVP’d

organizing

The Resistance is evolving, and growing in strength

Something is afoot in American politics these days. When massive, spontaneous protests took shape mere days into the new Trump administration, many observers and pundits were left asking whether the

health care

Sen. Collins’ long, silent walk, Maine’s next referendum and the fight for family care

This week on the Beacon podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike talk about the wave of protests that greeted Sen. Susan Collins on her return to the state, including an especially

health care

Hard work pays off as health care expansion referendum heads to ballot

Members of the Mainers for Health Care coalition are celebrating the announcement that Maine’s Secretary of State has officially certified more than enough signatures to place a Citizen Initiative to

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Maine’s resistance gets organized

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike thank the hard-working organizers who are putting together the upcoming Maine Resistance Summit – all are welcome. Also: A UMaine student