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Trumpcare is devastating for older Mainers, but it’s pretty awful for young people too

When the Republican-written replacement for the Affordable Care Act was unleashed upon the world last week, the immediate reactions ranged rightfully from skeptical to outraged. Since the unveiling, the bill

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Bangor protesters stand in opposition to Trump SCOTUS nominee

Chanting “Our bodies. Our Lives. Our families. We decide,” and “Voting is a basic right, not just for the rich and white,” demonstrators gathered in West Market Square in Bangor on Thursday

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Some of the best photos from Maine women’s marchers

Tens of thousands of Maine women and allies marched in Washington D.C., Boston, and closer to home in Portland and Augusta on Saturday. The streets were clogged, pink hats were

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Maine activists meet to defend Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund will host an Action Forum in Portland tonight (Wednesday, December 21st) in order to provide an opportunity for activists and supporters to organize to protect

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Maine Democrats’ milquetoast vision is a missed opportunity

This is the piece I didn’t want to have to write. When I first read the vision for “A Better State of Maine” put forth by the Maine Democratic Party,

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Maine minimum wage increase is a ‘women’s issue’

“On this anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Maine Women’s Lobby asks all Maine voters to join us in voting yes on Question 4,” announced Eliza Townsend at a

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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

Nicole Clegg

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

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Ben Chin: It’s time to redefine populism

In the early eighties, when the Maine People’s Alliance and other similar groups across the country were founded, community organizers talked about “stop sign organizing.” The strategy involved picking campaigns

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Award-winning abortion documentary screening in Bangor tonight

Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, Maine’s only independent feminist health center and Bangor’s local abortion provider is presenting Trapped, an award-winning documentary film about the battle to keep abortion safe