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Maine Votes "No" to Voter Suppression

Maine Votes "No" to Voter Suppression

By Shenna Bellows, ACLU of Maine at 4:59pm
Sixty percent of Mainers overwhelmingly endorsed Election Day Registration today. Voters in small towns and large in every county in the state cast a vote of confidence in the security and integrity of our election systems. Maine has enjoyed Election Day Registration for almost forty years since it was first passed in 1973 by a Republican-controlled legislature. Election Day Registration, or "Same Day Registration" as it is often called locally, allows hard-working people, some working two or three jobs, to register and vote on Election Day. It has led to Maine being first in the nation in voter participation in 2010.
Mainers Go to Washington; Reps. Pingree and Michaud Listen

Mainers Go to Washington; Reps. Pingree and Michaud Listen

By Shenna Bellows, ACLU of Maine at 2:02pm

The cherry blossoms and dogwood are blooming in Washington, D.C., so it was not hard to feel happy, especially as I stood with Maine Civil Liberties Union board Vice President Susan Peck and our partners at Planned Parenthood, Meghan Hannan and …

Maine Just Might Be the Antidote to California

By Shenna Bellows, ACLU of Maine at 3:17pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

Marriage just passed in Maine 89 to 57! The mood here in the state house is euphoric. The House vote today is the culmination of three years of planning and hard work. It's a testament to the power of a thoughtful…

Marry ME

By Shenna Bellows, ACLU of Maine at 1:14pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

I’m 33, single, and I want to get married. But I don’t intend to do so until all the people I love can too under the law. With the work of a team of dedicated advocates, this year Maine will…

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