Maine

Action: Support LD1559 “Resolve, To Create the Commission To Develop a Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Program.

How:

Goal: To create a commission to develop a plan to institute paid family medical leave in Maine.

Details: Paid leave is important for Maine families and a commission to develop a plan has bipartisan support. Please ask the Committee to fund it. Learn more about why paid leave is important here:

The Facts – Maine Family Leave

Paid Leave Stories – Maine Family Leave

Action: Support The National Clean Energy And Sustainability Accelerator (National Climate Bank)

How:

Goal: We would like all of Maine’s Senators and Representatives to sign on as co-sponsors of H.R. 806, National Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator.

Details: The National Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator will provide funding for a similar entity in Maine. The Maine Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator will partner with local banks, credit unions and other lenders to reduce barriers and help them fund climate solutions. Maine can solve the climate emergency, and kick-start our economy at the same time!

 

Action: Support LD 2, an act to require the inclusion of Racial Impact Statements in the Legislative Process

How:

Details: You can read the proposed legislation here and learn more about why assessing the impact of legislation on people and communities of color is so important by listening to this report on Maine Public.

 

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