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 A message from MPA Organizing Director Kevin Simowitz:

Community leaders, elected officials and local members of the Maine People's Alliance gathered today at City Hall in Lewiston to urge Mayor Robert Macdonald to apologize for a series of anti-immigrant and racially insensitive statements that they say have made him unfit to continue to serve as mayor.

In April, The Maine People’s Resource Center—MPA’s sister organization—released the Maine Racial Justice Policy Guide. It documents the racial disparities that Mainers of color face in education, health, and income, and offers an analysis the public policies that are likely to positively or negatively impact these disparities. It also shows how the growth of communities of color in Maine is essential for our economic future.

MPA supports fair treatment, equal opportunity and successful achievement across all communities. Maine has significant populations of people of color, for whom racial disparities exist, often not due to intention and malice, but as a result of the history, tenor and tone of our society. MPA believes we must all take responsibility for changing our words, thoughts and actions to promote shared prosperity.

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