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LWVME in the News 2015

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Ranked Choice Voting to appear on Maine ballot in 2016, pending petition certification from AMERICAblog, October 19, 2015, wherein the League gets a little more credit than we deserve. Credit due to the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting.

More than 70,000 Maine voters want ranked choice voting on November 2016 ballot, press release from the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting, October 19, 2015.

League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund releases 2015 Easy-to-Read Voter Guides, press release, October 13, 2015.

Group wants voters to change Maine's voting system in 2016, LWVME supports ranked choice voting in Lewiston Sun Journal article, October 12, 2015.

Interactive map: Does same-day registration affect voter turnout in the U.S.? LWVME quoted by the PBS News Hour in support of same-day registration, October 4, 2015.

Maryland Congressman Pitches New Approach to Campaign Finance Reform at Stops in Maine. LWVME President Jill Ward quoted on MPBN, September 2, 2015.

Area forums on ranked choice voting scheduled, Ellsworth American, September 1, 2015.

Women fought for the right to vote. We must fight to protect our democracy. Op-ed by the League president Jill Ward and member Elizabeth Sutherland in the Bangor Daily News, Augusta 26,2015.

More than 80 immigrants become U.S. citizens in Portland. The League was there. Portland Press Herald, August 21, 2015.

Freedom of Access law mandates open doors Helen Hanlon for LWVME in the Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, June 26, 2015.

League Advocacy Chair joins the conversation on MPBN's Maine Calling, June 3, 2015. Choosing Maine's Constitutional Officers.

League of Women Voters of Maine Names Board of Directors 2015-2017, the League's press release, May 4, 2015.

Ranked choice voting a win-win. The League gets credit in Stan Payson's LTE to Seacoastonline.com, April 28, 2015.

Maine lawmaker says voters should pick constitutional officers, the League's Polly Ward quoted in this BDN article, April 16, 2015. Read the League's testimony on this and other bills at Testimony on Priority Issues.

Maine lawmakers consider two bills to bring independents into primaries, the League's testimony featured in coverage of Top Two and open primaries in the Portland Press Herald, April 1, 2015.

Clean Election candidates shouldn't run political action committees, the League's 2010 PAC study featured in BDN op-ed, March 17, 2015. Read the full study here. See also powerful testimony on PAC reform, which we endorse, from our partners at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections.

Do Maine Term Limits Weaken or Strengthen Legislature? Polly Ward for LWVME testifies for repeal of term limits, MPBN, March 16, 2015. Read her testimony in full here.

Ranked choice voting would work well in Maine elections, Polly Ward for LWVME in the Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, February 17, 2015.

New Maine laws limit lobbying by former state officials, Associated Press, January 1, 2015.

The League Was There