Chellie Pingree

climate change

Mainers march for science, because facts don’t always speak for themselves

Mainers held six marches on Saturday in support of public policy based on science and as a general celebration of the scientific method and empirical thought. More than a thousand

Bruce Poliquin

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

health care

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

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

Bruce Poliquin

Schmidt: They may have failed to close the Ethics Office, but don’t expect Republicans to act ethically

The first day a Congress meets is filled with so much ceremony – swearings-in, the introduction of family members and so on – that we often miss the important business

human rights

Mainers react to people-powered victory at Standing Rock

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday that it has denied an easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to pass under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, and

Maine Legislature

Supreme Court ruling protects abortion rights in Maine

A ruling by the Supreme Court on Monday striking down abortion restrictions in Texas is also good news for Mainers’ access to safe, legal abortions, according to local women’s health

federal

Rep. Pingree, colleagues occupying House floor to force vote on gun bills

In a protest against the lack of open debate and votes on stalled gun legislation in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Orlando, a group of House Democrats

Chellie Pingree

King, Pingree back Obama on closing Guantanamo

In statements released following President Obama’s announcement of plans to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, yesterday, Representative Chellie Pingree and Senator Angus King of Maine both expressed

federal

We have a chance to stop the TPP

In just a few short days, the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations will sign a disastrous, job-killing free trade agreement. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a massive giveaway to