Here at the League, we stand with Wabanaki communities and their claim to tribal sovereignty. LD 1626 was originally introduced last year but was carried over into 2022. We supported and testified in support of this bill, with attention to protecting the voting rights of tribal members.
Summary: This bill implements the consensus recommendations of the Task Force on Changes to the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Implementing Act.
National Popular Vote
We support the use of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV) as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished.
NPV is nonpartisan. NPV favors voters, not parties, land, geography, factions, or states. NPV works within the constitution, and does not change or abolish the Electoral College.
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Volunteers are vital to our success. There are plenty of ways to get involved with the League and MCCE depending on your interest, skills, and availability. Check out the various volunteer teams below.If you want to get involved or learn more, please fill out our interest form! You can also contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Volunteer Openings:
Speakers' Bureau: When there's a general election around the corner, folks always want to learn more about our electoral systems. You could help lead these engagements through our Speakers' Bureau, or our version of Ted Talks, but there are lots of possibilities. We're looking for people who want to hear about speaking opportunities and become a better public speaker. We'll provide the training and support. Plus, there's room for a volunteer leader to step up and help coordinate this program. Who doesn't love a snazzy leadership role? It'll look great on a resume — trust us. RSVP to email@example.com.
Tabling Opportunities: It's basically summer in Maine, which means festivals and fairs are about to be in full swing. There's no better way to do outreach than to go where people are...well, going. When the League tables, we generally talk to folks about how to vote and register new voters on the spot. We provide the tabling kits so all you have to bring is your sunhat and sunscreen. Interested? Here's our current lineup:
World Refugee Day | Monday, June 20 | 4:30 - 7:00 PM
Simard-Payne Park, Lewiston, ME
This event celebrates Lewiston's expanding multiculturalism and horizons. They encourage community members and organizations to be part of this event and experience, and there's no better way to do that than through tabling. Want to table with us? RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monson Summerfest | Saturday, July 16
Monson is celebrating is 200th birthday this year, and the annual Summerfest will include the usual craft fair and fireworks. The Highlands Regional Chapter (formally the Piscataquis chapter) is planning to table and would welcome additional volunteers. RSVP to email@example.com.
Skowhegan River Fest | August 3-7
Designed to showcase the potential of the Kennebec River Gorge as the future home of the Skowhegan River Park, River Fest is Skowhegan's multi-day celebration of recreation and life on the Kennebec. Details about this event are still forthcoming, so we'll wait to pick the day to table. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gray Wild Blueberry Festival | Saturday, August 13 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
24 Main St, Gray, ME
This community-wide event has grown over the years to become a family-friendly tradition for Maine residents & staycationers. The Festival’s mission is to promote local businesses, community & school groups, and the Town of Gray. This festival celebrates all things Maine — like blueberries! RSVP to email@example.com.