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LWVME in the News 2019

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Maine Voices: Open primaries a better reform than ranked-choice voting, Joe Mackey in the Portland Press Herald, January 1, 2019.

100 years later, voting and women’s rights still need protection, Sheila Kirby and Ann Luther for LWVME in the Bangor Daily News, December 31, 2019.

Grants support census outreach for 'Hard-to-Count Communities', The Franklin Journal, December 27, 2019

Senate candidates come to CHRHS for youth forum, Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald, November 26, 2019

Congress needs to fund efforts to fend off attacks on our voting systems, Bangor Daily News, November 15, 2019

Maine Suffrage Centennial: Immigrant candidates for office opening new doors, Portland Press Herald, November 10, 2019

UNE event celebrates the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, UNE News, November 8, 2019

Court must uphold Portland voters' right to decide on campaign funding program, Portland Press Herald, November 6, 2019

Celebrating Maine women's role in politics, as suffrage centennial approaches, News Center Maine WCSH-TV Channel 6, October 18, 2019

Clean elections, ranked choice won't be on Portland ballot in November, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, September 4, 2019

Ranked-Choice Voting Advocates Call On Maine Governor to 'Honor the Will of Voters' and Approve System for 2020 Primary, Common Dreams, August 27, 2019

Group pushing ranked-choice voting challenges city's rejection of referendum, Portland Press Herald, August 23, 2019

Petition seeking ranked-choice voting for more Portland offices falls short, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, August 21, 2019

Portland activists to submit signatures for 2 ballot questions on local election reform, Portland Press Herald, August 1, 2019

LWVME Applauds Maine Legislature for Passing Presidential Primaries Bill, LWVME press release, June 19, 2019.

Maine Women's Fund awards $132,550 to 14 organizations, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, June 19, 2019

It's time for Maine to return to presidential primaries, The Bangor Daily News, June 12, 2019

In Just Two States, All Prisoners Can Vote. Here's Why Few Do, The Marshall Project website, June 11, 2019

Maine House passes Automatic Voter Registration bill, press release, June 5, 2019

Maine could ditch caucuses, move to presidential primaries, The Hour, June 6, 2019

League of Women Voters of Maine Names Board Directors for 2019-2021, press release, May 23, 2019

Latest effort to add equal rights amendment to Maine Constitution falters, Bangor Daily News, May 15, 2019

National Popular Vote Bill Passes Maine Senate, press release, May 14, 2019

Bill would increase voter participation, letter to the editor, Kennebec Journal, May 12, 2019

Maine House speaker's bill would implement automatic voter registration, Bangor Daily News, April 24, 2019

Maine Voices: Local clean elections program would open door to more Portland candidates, Portland Press Herald, April 24, 2019

Portland activists look to create a local clean elections program, Kennebec Journal, April 15, 2019

Maine could allow ranked voting in governor general election, Foster's Daily Democrat, April 10, 2019

Maine Lawmakers Take Up Six Bills on Ranked Choice Voting, WPFO-TV Fox 23 News, April 10, 2019

League of Women Voters of Maine Statement on Ranked Choice Voting Expansion, press release, April 10, 2019

Hearing on Expansion of Ranked Choice Voting to Take Place Tomorrow, press release, April 9, 2019

A sensible solution on primaries, The Ellsworth American, April 4, 2019

Commentary: Presidential popular vote is what Americans want, and it's what will work, Portland Press Herald, March 19, 2019

HKS Study Group Explores Maine's Experiment with Ranked Choice Voting, Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, March 14, 2019

America's love-hate relationship with press discussed at forum, The Ellsworth American, March 6, 2019

How H.R. 1 could help more women make history, The Hill (blog), March 5, 2019

Latest GOP push for Maine voter ID seems destined to fail again, Bangor Daily News, February 27, 2019

Mainers Debate Voter ID Proposal -- Again, Maine Public, February 27, 2019

Saco Sen. Chenette: Maine government should be responsive to the people, not to special interests, Portland Press Herald, February 22, 2019

Maine Compass: The League of Women Voters of Maine calls for better elections, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, February 14, 2019

Panel talks about the struggle for suffrage at the Blaine House, WABI-TV5, Bangor ME, February 14, 2019.

Getting out the vote, The Ellsworth American, February 13, 2019.

Forum takes up free press, The Ellsworth American, February 8, 2019

Lawmakers weigh how to avoid having more than one Question 1 on the same ballot, Lewiston Sun Journal, February 6, 2019.

Group looks to expand ranked-choice voting to more Maine Races, WGME-TV13, Portland ME, February 3, 2019.

Election reform bills include effort to expand ranked-choice voting to state races, Portland Press Herald, January 29, 2019