civil rights

Earlier this year, the LePage administration proposed a rule change in the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) General Assistance program that would cut funding for certain categories of immigrants, including refugees and asylum seekers who settle in Maine after fleeing from political turmoil and persecution in their home countries. For these immigrant families trying to get on their feet in their new communities, General Assistance is sometimes their only financial lifeline.

Please join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Maine People's Alliance.

The annual MPA Rising Tide Awards Dinner will be held Saturday, June 9th at Woodford Congregational Church in Portland and are thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker for the event will be Congressman Barney Frank!

LD 1746: Supplemental budget to fix shortfall in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

In January, more than 105,000 signatures from 450 Maine towns were delivered to the Maine Secretary of State’s office from Mainers who want to see the issue of marriage equality for same-sex couples on this November's ballot. MPA is a proud member of the coalition of groups supporting same-sex marriage in 2012. Together, these organizations have embarked on the first effort in our nation’s history to pro-actively put the freedom to marry to a statewide vote.