2013 Scorecard Bills

LD 718: An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers’ Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food and Seed Stock (MPA Supported)

This right-to-know bill requires major food producers to label products that contain genetically modified ingredients. The bill passed both houses with strong support and was signed into law by Governor LePage.

Senate Roll-call #253

MPA Members Fill Bus to D.C., Push Back Against Wall Street

Nearly 50 MPA members traveled over twelve hours on a bus to attend the National People’s Action (NPA) conference in Washington, D.C. this April. The conference included a packed schedule of trainings, direct actions, and Capitol Hill visits with Congressional staff and members of Congress.

Health Care is a Human Right

Maine’s state motto is Dirigo, meaning “I Lead.” For many years, Maine had lived up to our motto in the arena of health care reform.  We have one of the nation’s lowest percentages of uninsured residents and we have traditionally had stronger consumer protections than most other states.

Time to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes

Recently, the CEO of Apple testified before Congress about his company’s tax dodging. From 2009-2012, Apple stored almost $74 billion offshore, money virtually untaxed thanks to the use of Irish subsidiaries.

Grassroots Ambassadors: “Social Security: Going Strong!”

Quick quiz: how much money does Social Security have in the trust fund? And how much money is diverted each year from the federal budget to fund Social Security? And one more, for good measure: how many times has Social Security missed a payment?

Health Care Expansion Fight Isn’t Over

This session, Governor Paul LePage and Republicans in the Legislature voted against accepting federal health care funds, effectively denying care to 70,000 Maine people.

Legislative Session: Gridlock and One Step in the Right Direction

Faced with the combination of a $900 million shortfall, a far-right governor, and a newly elected Democratically-controlled Legislature, Maine remarkably avoided both a state shut down and harmful cuts to the elderly, disabled, and poor in the budget.

Michaud Best Hope to Replace LePage

Congressman Mike Michaud meeting with MPA board members this summerAs the 2014 campaign for Maine governor approaches, one question looms large in the minds of many members of the Maine People’s Alliance: How can we stop Governor Paul LePage?

2013 House Legislative Scorecard

At the end of every legislative session, MPA releases a legislative scorecard that evaluates legislators on where they stand not just on the individual issues, but also on their fundamental values, including where they stand on community, investing in the future, fairness, equality, and justice for all Maine people.

2013 Senate Legislative Scorecard

At the end of every legislative session, MPA releases a legislative scorecard that evaluates legislators on where they stand not just on the individual issues, but also on their fundamental values, including where they stand on community, investing in the future, fairness, equality, and justice for all Maine people.

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