Ben Chin

Ben Chin

Feeling wanted, a victory for the minimum wage, and Ben stars on another podcast

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike discuss the House vote to send the minimum wage citizen initiative out to voters without a competing measure, Governor LePage’s little

reproductive freedom

Shady petition practices, secret tax breaks and Ben’s car gets towed

Plus Iowa caucus predictions and much more on this week’s episode of the Beacon Podcast! Subscribe to the podcast feed right here using your favorite podcasting app or subscribe using

state budget

Gov. LePage demands $22 million in new corporate tax breaks, refuses to pay for them

Memebers of the Maine Legislature’s Taxation Committee tabled Gov. Paul LePage’s $38 million tax conformity package yesterday after administration officials refused to say how the plan, which includes a new

state budget

Maine voters backed Clean Elections, but will legislators listen?

At a State House press conference yesterday, advocates for Maine’s Clean Elections system of public campaign financing urged lawmakers to respect the will of the voters as demonstrated in last

organizing

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

Ben Chin

Lessons from Lewiston, the LIFEtime Act, and Gov. LePage doesn’t know the minimum wage

In this episode of the Beacon Podcast, MPA Bangor-area organizer Sam Portera joins Mike Tipping to discuss the results of Ben Chin’s mayoral race in Lewiston, new developments on the

immigration

Lewiston vote shows the corrosive power of the politics of division

When Ben Chin conceded his race for mayor on Tuesday night, he did so with the optimism and grace that had defined his campaign, in the face of sustained and

Ben Chin

Video: Ben Chin on Lewiston election loss, building a larger movement

“This campaign was never about one person. It was always about building a movement that belonged to everyone,” said Ben Chin last night, reflecting on his 47%-53% loss in the

immigration

Unity rally for Ben Chin brings Lewiston together

“We are rallying for unity today, not just for our campaign, but to unify Lewiston around a common vision for our city,” said Ben Chin, speaking at a rally of

Luke Jensen

Republican initiative seeks to prevent Lewiston students from voting

Many of my peers in the Maine organizing space came of age in 2011, when in that summer Governor LePage and then-Chairman of the Maine Republican Party Charlie Webster pushed