Please give thanks to our service men and women who defend us everyday and keep our freedoms alive.
So many have fought for our democracy. So many gave their lives for us. Take the time today and think about their sacrifices. Take a look around yourself thinking of them—knowing they’ve helped preserve our way of life.
The value of the minimum wage has been so severely eroded by inflation that businesses today are paying minimum wage workers 25 percent less than they were in the 1960s. Policymakers’ failure to raise the wage floor has contributed to decades-long wage stagnation and caused an increasing number of full-time workers to turn to public assistance programs to make ends meet.
On May 21st, more than 700 people marched and rallied against proposed cuts to General Assistance for asylum seekers and refugees in Maine.
For the thousands of immigrants who have come to Maine to escape persecution in their home countries, General Assistance is the only lifeline they receive while they navigate a broken immigration system and wait for authorization to work.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant program, which provides increased access to education, training and health care resources in rural areas. Because of the DLT program, students in rural areas can take advanced placement classes and residents can have access to specialized medical services they would usually have to travel large distances for.
A broad grassroots coalition of Mainers today announced the creation of Mainers for Accountable Elections.
This Ballot Question Committee is made up of Democrats, Republicans, Greens and independents and will lead the effort in support of the November 2015 referendum intended to return control of elections to the hands of Mainers.