Over 2 dozen towns and cities in Maine have passed resolutions now to call for an end to corporate personhood. Can you help grow this movement by getting postcards signed and gathering signatures on Election Day, November 6th? Help us gain strength to get a statewide resolution demanding that our Federal Delegation support this in Washington DC.
AUGUSTA — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is backing a proposal to restore Maine's public-financing elections law to its original strength.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Edward Youngblood, R-Brewer, follows Clean Election funding cuts by the Legislature and a court ruling that led to repeal of a key provision of the Maine Clean Election Act.
It seems a day doesn't go by this campaign season without a mention -- or several -- of the influence of corporations and special interest groups' political spending. The non-profit, non-partisan Sunshine Foundation recently released a report that found that money from super PACS accounts for nearly 80 percent of what's being spent to influence elections this fall. It can all be traced back to the 2010 landmark Supreme Court case known as Citizens' United, which lifted longstanding prohibitions on corporate campaign spending. As Susan Sharon reports, there's a growing movement in Maine and across the country to repeal this controversial ruling.
Bar Harbor is the latest Maine community to join a modest but growing movement to overthrow the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that opened the way to almost unlimited corporate political spending.