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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 Tanna Clews, listening to fabulous speakers at the Stand for Women’s Health rally yesterday. So many amazing women (and men!) gathered from all across the country to support family planning and Planned Parenthood. Following the rally, we walked over to the Senate and House office buildings to lobby against budget riders that would strip Planned Parenthood and family planning organizations of vital funding that supports preventative health care for millions of women (and men) across the country.

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…

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…

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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