Kids Safe Products Act (KSPA)

MPA opposes attempts by industry groups to roll back Maine's landmark Toxics law, the KSPA. MPA supports strengthening and expanding the Bisphenol A (BPA) provision of the law to cover more products containing BPA and ensuring that the Maine DEP continues to examine chemicals of concern and enforce the requirements of law.

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Same Day Voter Registration

Same Day Voter Registration Democracy should be accessible to everyone, without unwarranted barriers to participation. Same day Voter Registration makes democracy more accessible and increases voter turnout.

The Problem 

Barriers to voting discriminate against new citizens, people of color, the elderly, and low-income Mainers.  At a time when corporations and wealthy individuals can influence politics with unprecedented ease, we should not make it harder for ordinary Mainers to vote.

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Expanding Basic Worker Protections to New Classes of Workers

All workers deserve basic rights, like a minimum wage and the ability to form a union.  But some classes of workers fall through the cracks and don’t receive these kinds of basic rights. These inconsistencies in labor law should be corrected to make sure all workers have the protections they deserve.

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Public Support for Union Organizing

It is important for elected officials and all members of our communities to show support for workers organizing and seeking to exercise their workplace rights.

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Health Care is a Human Right: The need for a single payer system

A universal single payer healthcare system guarantees quality health care for everyone. While providers of healthcare remain private, the system of paying for it becomes public, much like Medicare and Social Security. A single, non-profit government insurer would take on some of the roles of the many current profit-seeking health insurance companies.

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Referendum on the Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples

This question on the November ballot would allow marriage licenses for same-sex couples and also protect religious freedom.

The Problem

There are thousands of same-sex couples in loving, committed relationships in Maine who want to get married. These couples seek marriage for the same reasons that straight couples do: to make a solemn vow of love and commitment. Currently, these couples are denied the freedom to marry.

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