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Maine Clean Elections

In Maine, Lessons for Money in Politics Activists

Marc Caplan | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Marc Caplan

Mainers sent the nation a message on Tuesday, strongly approving a money in politics ballot initiative that puts control of elections back in the voters' hands and reduces the power of big money.

The Campaign Everyone Should Be Talking About - No, Not Hilary's

Cameron Fegers | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Cameron Fegers

A republic which remains unchecked by the people it was intended to represent is in no form a republic. Because of the people of Maine, in November, America will witness a decision handed down not by the government or special interests, but by the people.

Maine Leading the Way on Government of, for and by the People

Benjamin T. Brickner | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Benjamin T. Brickner

Public campaign financing has encouraged more diverse candidates to run, kept campaign costs under control, and enabled candidates to spend more time with voters, instead of the wealthy donors, corporations and PACs who fund traditional campaigns.

Remember the Clean Elections Act

Edward Erikson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Edward Erikson

Given its success, Maine should stand out as a paragon for the country to follow. Instead, Mainers are fighting to save their clean elections law.

Lessons I've Learned From Maine Clean Elections

Andy O'Brien | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy O'Brien

Money may talk, but it shouldn't buy our democracy and here in Maine, we have proven that there's a better way.

Maine Bill Would Challenge Citizens United Ruling

Jon Hinck | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Hinck

Reversing the baleful impact of the Citizens United ruling and instituting effective election reform will not be accomplish quickly, but the longer we wait, the more entrenched these corrupting influences will become. We must act now.

'Soul Of A Citizen' Excerpt: Taking Money Out Of Politics: A Grassroots Effort For Clean Elections

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Loeb

Maine's Clean Elections Act passed with 56 percent of the vote, and it changed Maine's politics. By 2008, three quarters of the candidates in the state were participating.