Maine’s LGBTQ community can rest assured that they are well-represented in Maine’s new government. This past week, three LGBTQ people were elevated to top positions in both the new administration and State House leadership. Continue reading Representation matters. In Maine’s new government, LGBTQ are well-represented.
This comes a little late, but it just occurred to me that Primary Day in Maine falls on the same week as Pride Week. Coincidence? Most likely. But there’s a reason Pride exists and why, today, we so openly celebrate it in Portland, Bangor, Belfast, and other towns and cities across Maine. Brave people came out and came forward in times that were less LGBTQ-friendly. … Continue reading Celebrate Pride By Voting
Ranked Choice Voting’s been in the news a lot lately. And it probably has you running around in circles trying to figure out what, exactly, is going on. Is it the law or is it not the law? In a nutshell, it boils down to interpretation of a provision of Maine’s Constitution (don’t snooze, this is important darn it!), which says that elections are won … Continue reading What’s going on with Ranked Choice Voting, as explained by Game of Thrones GIFs
Updated on July 12, 2018 to reflect latest information from legislature’s special session. 58 House Republicans and 3 House Democrats, voted to sustain LePage’s veto of L.D. 912, a bill that seeks to ban conversion therapy for minors. SOURCE: Rollcall Details for H Roll-call #724 LD 912 (HP 640) Continue reading UPDATE: 61 Maine House members voted to uphold LePage veto of bill banning conversion therapy
News broke early this morning as several news outlets announced that US House Speaker Paul Ryan will not be seeking reelection. This is great news for those of us who have seen his tenure as speaker as downright dismal when it comes to health care and giant corporate tax giveaways to the super wealthy. Here are some reactions: Dear House Republicans: Speaker Paul Ryan understands … Continue reading BREAKING: Paul Ryan NOT Running for Re-Election. BYE FELICIA! 💁♀️
The FBI was in search of records of payments to women to keep them quiet about affairs President Trump allegedly had with them, according to the New York Times. The search warrant carried out by the FBI in New York City sought information about two women in particular: Karen McDougal, an ex-Playboy Model who was paid $150,000 by the National Enquirer to keep quiet about … Continue reading FBI Wanted Records of Payments to Women in Raid on Trump Lawyer