religion

Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition

Three things you can do right now to help Maine immigrants targeted by Trump

Last week the Trump administration once again attempted to put in place a new travel ban targeting a set of majority-Muslim nations, and once again federal courts blocked the ban

Donald Trump

Maine immigrant leaders blast Trump’s new Muslim ban

Maine immigrants and civil rights advocates are calling the new immigration order released by the Trump administration on Monday both unjust and unconstitutional. The Executive Order, which is written to

state budget

The birth of Maine’s resistance and where we go from here

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike talk about the flood of marches, campaigns, rallies and actions in the first two weeks of Trump’s presidency and discuss

environment

Collins, King wrong to back Exxon CEO Tillerson for Secretary of State

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King’s decisions to back Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as Secretary of State are highly disappointing and not in the best interests of Mainers or the nation.

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

Roman Catholic Diocese

Maine faith leaders back minimum wage referendum

At a gathering in front of St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland on Thursday, pastors and rabbis representing ten different communities of faith urged support for a ‘Yes’ vote on Question

racial justice

Maine family’s video response to Gov. LePage’s racism goes viral

Almost 10,000 people have already viewed a video Yvette McDonnell and her family posted to Facebook responding to Maine Governor Paul LePage’s escalating series of racially-charged remarks. “We are the

human rights

How Big Oil used Jim Crow to control Saudi Arabia

Ben Chin dives into a review of America’s Kingdom: Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier, his first summer reading recommendation.

Jeff Pierce

Based on her criticism of Trump, Sen. Collins has a lot more denouncing to do

Even while rejecting Trump, Sen. Collins continues to endorse extreme figures like Rep. Jeff Pierce and Gov. Paul LePage.

reproductive freedom

EqualityMaine blasts Rep. Poliquin for ‘demonizing’ LGBT Mainers

The participation of Maine Second-District Representative Bruce Poliquin in a forum hosted by the Christian Civic League to discuss “the homosexual/transgendered agenda,” among other topics, has drawn the ire of