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We’ve worked hard to overcome divisive rhetoric being used by Governor LePage, his administration, and some legislators in Augusta to pit one group of Mainers against another. 29 Senators and 81 Representatives rose above the political posturing and voted to preserve General Assistance (GA) for asylum seekers and other immigrants who have made our state […]

UPDATE: Noon, 6/19/15: This bill received a 101-40 vote in the Maine House this morning. It is going back to the Maine Senate next. It is important that our Maine Senators still hear from us to know that Mainers want this inhumane and medically dangerous practice to end.    Maine is the only state in […]

As negotiations over the budget heat up, some politicians want to score political points by denying General Assistance (GA), food supplements (SNAP), and other support programs (TANF, SSI) for asylum seekers and other immigrants who have made Maine their home. This doesn’t represent the values of most Maine people. Immigrants who have settled here and […]

The legal right to abortion is generally associated it with Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two major cases concerning the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Less well known, but equally important, is Griswold v. Connecticut, a case that made it all the way to the Supreme Court and resulted in […]

The Maine Senate could vote as soon as tomorrow on two bills that would restrict access to safe, legal abortion in Maine. Please take a few minutes now to call your Senator and urge her/him to vote NO on LD 1312 and LD 83. You can call 1-800-423-6900 twenty-four hours a day to leave a […]

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