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Be Like Maine Dump Superdelegate - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Maine, superdelegates, lighthouse, Presidential elections, Democratic Party, democracy )

- 166 days ago -
Democratize your Democratic Party by asking superdelegates to vote in proportion to actual primary results in their state.
The First Democratic Convention Just Abolished Superdelegates
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Maine, vote, superdelegates, convention )

- 170 days ago -
The adoption of the amendment means that the Maine superdelegate votes will now be allocated proportionally according to the overall popular vote, rather than each superdelegate having complete autonomy.
Maine Rocked By Refugees
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Maine, USA, Somali refugees, huge costs, displacement of U.S. seniors and needy )

- 329 days ago -
Immigrants immediately eligible for welfare, displacing seniors and the needy. Maine^s Somali community is adding more diversity to the state âEUR" and huge new costs, according to a top state official.
Maine Governor Prepares To Make Food Stamps Recipients Jump Through New Hoops At The Grocery Store
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Maine, Food Stamps, SNAP, Gov. Paul LePage, food restrictions )

- 543 days ago -
Burdening the poorest with more rules is in vogue with Republicans these days. Extra restrictions and stigma for how food stamps recipients can use their meager benefits just exacerbate the core indignities and hardships they face.
Maine Joins Call To Overturn 'Citizens United,' Rid Elections Of Unlimited Corporate Donations
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, corporate, election spending, Maine )

- 1270 days ago -
This week Maine became the 13th state to reject the influence of "wealthy special interests" in elections by calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision giving corporations the same rights as people.
Tell 12 Governors Medicaid Expansion Will Save Lives
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Medicaid Expanision, Affordable Health Care, 12 Governors, Florida, Rick Scott, Maine, Wisconsin, Texas, Rick Perry, Mississippi, Iowa, Arizona, New Jersey, Louisiana, Nevada, Missouri, South Carolina, Nebraska )

- 1502 days ago -
12 Governors intend to block the Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act denying millions medical coverage. In Florida alone this would cause 951,622 people to be without medical insurance by Rick Scott's refusal to allow program.
Bernie Sanders Calls Citizens United "a Complete Undermining of Democracy" - Take Action!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, Maine, New York, Public Citizen, Transparency, Vermont, weekly roundup )

- 1744 days ago -
In January the Sunlight Foundation will highlight bloggers' input on Citizens United. Bernie Sanders has just proposed the "Saving American Democracy Amendment" aimed at overturning the Citizens United decision. Click link in article for petition.
Don't Destroy Medicare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Social Security, Medicare, Senior citizens, concerns, Maine )

- 1896 days ago -
The group, mainly made up of senior citizens, was most concerned about the future of Social Security and Medicare. Several members of the group held signs reading, "Don't destroy Medicare and Social Security."
Maine Now Second State to Push Child Labor | AFL-CIO NOW BLOG
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Child labor, abuse, Maine, Tea Party, Teabaggers, u.s., americans, corruption, politics )

- 2031 days ago -
Why is it that some Republican lawmakers really want to see the return of child labor? State legislative sessions have been brutal enough for working families this year, but Republicans, first in Missouri and now in Maine, want to go even further--
Bush's Budget Rankles Mainers
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush, budget cut, cut social programs, Maine )

- 3184 days ago -
WASHINGTON -- Maine's congressional delegation criticized President Bush's $3.1 trillion budget, which cuts social programs and homeland security funding, increases military spending, and projects a near record deficit this year.
Criminal Record of Kenneth Hajjar- New England Voting Machine Firm Exec
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 2008 Elections, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Voting Integrity, Voting Machines, Voting Technology )

- 3210 days ago -
They program every single voting machine in New Hampshire, Connecticut, almost all of Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine. But did state officials in five New England states ever do a criminal background check on this company's executives?

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