THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Maine
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Maine
- Committee for Ranked Choice Voting
- Disability Rights Maine
- League of Women Voters of Maine
- Maine Citizens for Clean Elections
- Maine People’s Alliance
- NAACP Maine
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN MAINE
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR MAINE
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN MAINE
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN MAINE
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN MAINE
Twenty-six states, including Maine, & DC allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
Maine DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS IN MAINE!
This session, the Maine Legislature will consider two bills to make it harder for some people to vote. Contact your legislators today and tell them to reject LD 121 and LD 155. Help send the message that we won’t let the legislature roll back voting rights in Maine.
Guard Your Own Vote!
The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible American participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast. Make sure you are registered to vote and know where your polling place is located!
Equal rights amendment gets 1st vote in Maine Legislature
A proposed equal rights amendment in Maine enjoys broad support from Democratic lawmakers and the governor, but it failed Wednesday to obtain a two-thirds majority in its first vote in the House.