ELECTION Advisory

The law on Election Day voting,   Attorney General of the State of Maine General of Maine

  • Does the law prohibit private citizens from intimidating voters at the polls? Yes.
  • Are there limits on the number of people who can be at the polling place at any one time? Yes.
  • Can the President send the military and/or federal law enforcement to monitor the polls? No.
  • Can the President order state and local law enforcement officials to monitor the polls? No.
  • Are there permissible forms of election observation and monitoring? YesMore
OPED

In the eye of the storm, we come together, we breathe, we begin. We demand better by Brianna Cunliffe

The climate crisis is personal for me. It has been ever since the September storm that woke me — the one that came when I was a thousand miles away. In my first few days of college, Hurricane Florence bore down on my hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina. More

LETTER

A letter to world leaders: To rebuild our world we must end the carbon economy,  by 100 economists

From deep-rooted racism to the Covid-19 pandemic, from extreme inequality to ecological collapse, our world is facing dire and deeply interconnected emergencies. But as much as the present moment painfully underscores the weaknesses of our economic system, it also gives us the rare opportunity to reimagine it. As we seek to rebuild our world, we can and must end the carbon economy. More

Investigative Reports

Climate Change:

During 2020 record drought, 135 Maine farmers sign climate letter delivered to the House Select Committee

By Ramona du Houx Following two months of severe drought, the United States Department of Agriculture deemed Aroostook County a drought disaster area in September. . . With the lack of rainfall, the streamflow and groundwater go down and wells dry up and crops suffer, unless irrigation equipment has been installed. But for the majority of farms in Maine, that’s a financial burden they can’t mount.  More
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Environment

Climate Change:

In CA, Latino farming communities hardest by COVID-19 and environmental injustice

The California Latino community has been disproportionately infected by the coronavirus. Latinos make up 39 percent of the population in the state, but account for 56 percent of COVID-19 infections and 46 percent of deaths, according to the California Health and Human Services secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly. That’s three times the rate as Whites. State officials say, many employers have not reliably provided protective equipment to workers or implemented social distancing or mask wearing rules. This is systemic racism.  More

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