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.
Our handy forms are quick and easy. It only takes a few minutes! You can use the sample letter provided in this form or feel free to alter the letter to include your own statement. Let us know what you hear back from your legislators.
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:
Nonpartisan Election Observation: If you choose to vote in person on November 8, you may see a League nonpartisan election observer. We deploy these volunteers to polling locations to check on the conditions, help resolve any issues, talk to poll workers, and offer our gratitude. We appreciate our election heroes and all the work that goes into running a smooth election cycle. We're hoping to observe in more polling places than ever for this important election. Can you help? Sign up to be an election observer and then register for one of our training sessions on either October 18 or October 27.
The Youth Engagement Partners team supports our work with young people and ensures that we can reach youth across the state. Join the team!! They meet the first Thursday of each month from 8:30-10:00. A quick preview of some of their work: Writing the Civic Digest newsletter that is sent monthly to Maine educators to share civic engagement opportunities and resources! Help pack and distribute the First Time Voter Kits! Volunteers can sign up by emailing email@example.com.
Neighbor to Neighbor: This fall, we'll canvass in more Maine towns than ever before, meeting voters where they are in their communities. We'll knock on doors and talk to folks, hand them voter info materials, and register them to vote on the spot. Interested? How it works: Check out our event listings. Register for any that work best with your schedule. After you've signed up, we'll be in touch to make sure you're trained and ready to go and we'll assign a morning or afternoon three hour shift.
The LWVME Voting Age Study team is looking for a few new members to volunteer! This study started back in March. Here's the original call for volunteers & study description and quick preview of some the tasks: