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Gun Violence

Maine Citizens Against Gun Violence

New! Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence is a non-profit organization governed by and representing Mainers who are committed to preventing injuries and deaths caused by the excessive proliferation of firearms in our society. MCAHV works to prevent gun violence by raising public awareness and by advocating for personal responsibility, practical legislation, enforcement of laws, and increased manufacturer responsibility. http://mcahv.org/

President Obama's Plan to Reduce Gun Violence. Details on White House proposals and actions taken to date. Website

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, DemandAPlan.org: Demand Action is a campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- a national, bipartisan coalition of mayors working to make America's communities safer by keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands. Co-founded in 2006 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino...900 mayors from 45 states, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.... http://www.demandaplan.org/

Americans for Responsible Solutions: With Americans for Responsible Solutions and likeminded friends engaging millions of people about ways to reduce gun violence and supporting lawmakers willing to take a stand for responsible policies, legislators will no longer have reason to fear the gun lobby and their dangerously deep pockets. http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/

Bill Moyers Essay: The Gun Lobby's Firepower Website Also has take action pages on this and other issues

Gun Control.Now Campaign Community fb logo
Has entries from many media sources and allows for exchange of opinions on items presented.

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Website, fb logo, Brady Campaign Maine Scorecard

Coalition for a Safer Maine:No More Newtowns. The Coalition brings together a broad range of groups and citizens united in their belief that Maine can be made safer for everyone while preserving our long heritage of responsible gun ownership. Website fb logo

CNN: A Look at U.S. Gun Laws from the Second Amendment to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.

Economic Disparity

Maine Center for Economic Policy: advances public policies that help Maine people prosper in a strong, fair and sustainable economy. We advance this mission through high-quality research, analysis, citizen education, and coalition building. MECEP is an independent, nonpartisan organization. Website

Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine. The mission of the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine is to support and link groups and individuals concerned with peace, justice and a sustainable environment.  Website


Perception vs Reality of Income Distribution

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.

Money in Politics

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections: MCCE is a nonpartisan organization that works in the public interest to advocate for, increase public support for, defend and improve the Maine Clean Election Act and related campaign finance law. Website

Maine.gov Clean Elections Act The Maine Clean Election Act (MCEA) established a voluntary program of full public financing of political campaigns for candidates running for Governor, State Senator, and State Representative. Website

U.S. PIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashed unprecedented spending by a handful of millionaires and corporations on our elections. While we still don’t know of all the moneyed special interests behind this growing trend, U.S. PIRG knows how to fight back.  Website

Voter Protections

Maine.gov - Maine Voting Rights
ACLU on Voting Rights
Democrats.org on Voting Issues

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