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LWVME in the News 2017

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LWVME and MCCE raise the alarm about new threat to the citizen initiative process. Full coverage in the Portland Press Herald, Maine Public, and the Associated Press December 29, 2017.

MCCE and League of Women Voters of Maine Hire Anna Kellar as Joint Executive Director, press release, December 12, 2017.

Bill seeks to bring alternative voting method called ranked-choice to N.H. Shout out to LWVME from our sisters in New Hampshire, Concord Monitor, November 19, 2017.

It's time for all Mainers to start setting the table for civility, League partners with NICD and others in the Portland Press Herald, November 17, 2017.

Non-Partisan Groups Endorse People's Veto on Ranked Choice Voting Roll-back League statement November 13, 2017.

George Smith: Candidates should make a pledge for civility, shout-out to the League's work at the KJ/Morning Sentinel November 1, 2017.

Lawmakers delay ranked choice voting until after 2021, League quoted in the Ellsworth American, October 25, 2017.

Democracy is not a spectator sport, vote, LTE by Rep. Patty Hymanson mentions our Voter Guide, Seacoast Online, October 24, 2017.

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections and the League of Women Voters of Maine Announce New Collaboration, Seek Executive Director, press release, October 24, 2018.

LWVME and MCCE Action issue joint statement on RCV, October 23, 2017.

Question 1, Citizen Initiative: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County, LWVME Ed. Fund Voter Guide cited in referendum coverage, Penobscot Bay Pilot, October 17, 2017.

Ranked-choice voting: A better way or chaos? LWVME Advocacy Chair Ann Luther quoted in Ellsworth American, October 11, 2017.

League of Women Voters releases 2017 Easy-to-Read Voter Guide, LWVME Press Release, October 10 2017.

Midcoast League of Women Voters press release announcing to new League in the Midcoast area, October 9. 2107.

Maine has a way forward on ranked-choice voting. Lawmakers should take it. LWVME President Jill Ward's op-ed in the Bangor Daily News, October 4, 2017.

Maine's secretary of state says he will reject second request for voter registration data, LWVME board member Stephanie Philbrick quoted in the Portland Press Herald, July 31, 2017.

Conversation to focus on civic engagement, LWVME board member Ann Luther featured at College of the Atlantic's Coffee and Conversation, in the Mount Desert Islander, July 6, 2017.

State Lawmakers Break Political Norms By Ignoring Will Of The Voters, LWVME board member Ann Luther quoted in NPR story, July 5, 2017.

League of Women Voter of Maine Urges Secretary Dunlap to Reject Election Commission Request for Voter Registration Data, press release, July 3, 2017.

All Voter-Approved Initiatives From 2016 Ballot In Flux In Legislature, LWVME's Ann Luther on Maine Public, June 19, 2017.

Voter registration in the 21st century, Ann Luther's op-ed for LWVME in the Sun Journal, June 4, 2017.

Maine lawmakers hear passionate debate on ranked-choice voting, LWVME testifies for ranked choice voting, Portland Press Herald, June 2, 2017.

Maine people wanted a better way to vote. It's time to enshrine it in the Constitution, LWVME President Jill Ward's op-ed with Dick Woodbury in the Bangor Daily News, June 1, 2017.

Ranked-choice voting is still alive in Maine -- and here's why it matters, LWVME President Jill Ward quoted in Salon, May 31, 2017.

Group of Maine lawmakers examines whether to copyright public meeting recordings, LWVME's John Brautigam quoted by the Associated Press, May 31, 2017.

League of Women Voter of Maine Urges Legislature to Honor Will of Voters Regarding Ranked Choice Voting, LWVME Press Release, May 25, 2017.

Augusta must honor the will of Maine voters and ensure full implementation of the law, LWVME issues joint press release, May 23, 2017.

League of Women Voters of Maine Names Board Directors for 2017-2019 LWVME Press Release, May 22, 2017.

Jared Golden seeks to make voter registration 'automatic', Lewiston Sun Journal, April 26, 2017.

Bellows introduces bill for election transparency, Turner Publishing, April 19, 2017.

League Bill Would Increase Public Confidence and Transparency of Election Practices, LWVME press release, April 18, 2017.

High court hints it will have to rule on Maine ranked-choice vote legality, Bangor Daily News, April 13, 2017.

Maine's highest court hears ranked-choice voting arguments, AP story in U,S. News & World Report, April 13, 2017.

League of Women Voters of Maine argues in in support of citizen-initiated ranked choice voting law,, LWVME press release, April 13, 2017.

Maine Women's History on Maine Calling, April 4, 2017. Listen for the bit about the League about 30 minutes in.

Clean Election Act a treasure worth preserving, Ellsworth American, March 24, 2017.

Maine AG, Republicans tell high court they believe ranked-choice voting is unconstitutional, League says otherwise, Bangor Daily News, March 3, 2017.

Briefs Filed in Ranked-Choice Voting Constitutional Challenge, Maine Public reports, March 3, 2017.

League of Women Voters of Maine Makes the Case for Ranked Choice Voting to the State Supreme Court, LWVME Press Release, March 3, 2017.

Local legislators, columnist hold forth on citizens' referendums, coverage of the League's public conversation in the Ellsworth American, March 2, 2017.

Portland's First Muslim City Councilor Works To Get Out The Vote, LWVME registers voters are naturalization ceremonies in the story from Maine Public, February 21, 2017.

Maine bill would allocate Maine electoral votes according to national vote LWVME supports national popular vote, Maine Sun Journal, February 17, 2017.

The latest voter ID attempt in Maine appears doomed to fail, LWVME and allies oppose Photo ID to vote, BDN, February 16, 2017.

League of Women Voters to start public conversations, Mount Desert Islander, February 4, 2017.

League of Women Voters of Maine Announces Advocacy Agenda for 128th Legislature LWVME press release, January 25, 2017